Chalmers Johnson

The sorrows of empire: Militarism, secrecy, and the end of the republic - Chalmers Johnson

In the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the United States was described first as the globe's "lone superpower," then as a "reluctant sheriff," next as the "indispensable nation," and in the wake of 9/11, as a "New Rome."

Nemesis: The last days of the American republic - Chalmers Johnson

In his prophetic book Blowback, Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which the growth of American militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have jeopardized our stability. Now, in Nemesis, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically.

Dismantling the empire: America's last best hope - Chalmers Johnson

In his prophetic book Blowback, published before 9/11, Chalmers Johnson warned that our secret operations in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe would exact a price at home.

Blowback: The costs and consequences of American empire - Chalmers Johnson

The term “blowback,” invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended results of American actions abroad.