Category Archives: Chalmers Johnson

An Empire of Bases and Special Forces: Garrisoning the Globe

In what follows, I explore the U.S. military’s global basing and Special Forces strategy. The article updates a lot of my own previous writing on the U.S. military’s “Baseworld” or “Droneworld,” and gives fresh statistics on the number of U.S. … Continue reading

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Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

“There is a logic to empire that differs from the logic of a nation, and acts committed in service to an empire but never acknowledged as such have a tendency to haunt the future” (p.8). The first of an “unlikely” … Continue reading

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Chalmers Johnson on Empire – and the space for thought

This video comes from 2007 as part of Berkeley’s “Conversations with History” show. The inimitable Chalmers Johnson discusses his “Blowback” trilogy of books — “Blowback”, “Sorrows for Empire” and “Nemesis”. All of them revolve around U.S. foreign policy and militarism. … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Liquidating Empire

By Chalmers Johnson, over at TomDispatch. 1. We need to put a halt to the serious environmental damage done by our bases planet-wide. We also need to stop writing SOFAs that exempt us from any responsibility for cleaning up after … Continue reading

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