Chalmers Johnson: The Sorrows of Empire (2004) + Chalmers Johnson, 1931-2010, on the Last Days of the American Republic

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Interview with Chalmers Johnson author of The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic given February 12, 2004 in Seattle.

Chalmers Johnson: The Sorrows of Empire (2004)

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Chalmers Johnson, 1931-2010, on the Last Days of the American Republic

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November 22, 2010

The distinguished scholar and best-selling author Chalmers Johnson has died. He passed away in California on Saturday afternoon at the age of 79. During the Cold War, he served as a consultant to the Central Intelligence Agency and was a supporter of the Vietnam War, however, later became a leading critic of U.S. militarism and imperialism. He wrote the book, Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire in 2000, which became a bestseller after the 9/11 attacks. He went on to complete what would become a trilogy about American empire. Today we re-air part of our last interview with Chalmers Johnson from 2007. [Includes rush transcript]

“Imperialism is a form of tyranny,” Johnson said. “It never rules through consent of the governed. …We talk about the spread of democracy, but we talk about the spread of democracy at the point of an assault rifle.”

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Chalmers Johnson, 1931-2010, on the Last Days of the American Republic

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One thought on “Chalmers Johnson: The Sorrows of Empire (2004) + Chalmers Johnson, 1931-2010, on the Last Days of the American Republic

  1. The loss of a great mind – the Ralph Nader of military affairs and American imperialism.

    The book is eye-opening for any truly curious, questioning minds.

    Thank you Chalmers for all your contributions.

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