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Nemesis : the last days of the American Republic

Author: Chalmers Johnson
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2006.
Series: American empire project.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 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 has jeopardized our stability. Now, in Nemesis, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically. Delving into new areas--from plans to militarize outer space to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chalmers Johnson
ISBN: 0805079114 9780805079111
OCLC Number: 71275636
Description: 354 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Militarism and the breakdown of Constitutional government --
Comparative imperial pathologies: Rome, Britain, and America --
Central Intelligence Agency: the president's private army --
U.S. military bases in other people's countries --
How American imperialism actually works: The SOFA in Japan --
Space: the ultimate imperialist project --
The crisis of the American republic.
Series Title: American empire project.
Responsibility: Chalmers Johnson.
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In 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 has jeopardized our stability. Now, in Nemesis, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically. Delving into new areas--from plans to militarize outer space to Constitution-breaking presidential activities at home and the corruption of a toothless Congress--Nemesis offers a description of the trap into which the dreams of America's leaders have taken us. Drawing comparisons to empires past, Johnson explores just what the unintended consequences of our dependence on a permanent war economy are likely to be. What does it mean when the globe's sole "hyperpower," no longer capable of paying for the ambitions of its leaders, becomes the greatest hyper-debtor of all times?--From publisher description.

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