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The Sorrows of Empire

by Chalmers Johnson
£9.99   paperback  Verso (2006)

The Sorrows of Empire by Chalmers Johnson The Sorrows of Empire scrutinizes the policies, past and present, that have led to American imperialism and the massive defence spending and overseas military deployment that necessarily accompany it. It suggests that the US could suffer the same “overstretch” that led to the demise of the Soviet Union. Johnson outlines the cost of Empire, both for the American people and their Republic, and for the rest of the -world.
 
Eloquent and impassioned, The Sorrows of Empire is a sombre and cogent analysis, written with an authority that is impossible to ignore.
 
“In this cri de coeur, he asks us to understand ourselves – to grasp, before it is too late, that America’s modern militarist empire threatens to destroy the democratic republic.’” — William Grieder, author of Who Will Tell the People?
 
“Chalmers Johnson’s relentless logic, authoritative schoarship, and elegantly biting prose distinguish The Sorrows of Empire. Anyone who reads it will have a much sharper sense of the costs of America’s new world–girdling commitements.” — James Fallows, author of Breaking the News
 
The Sorrows of Empire is sobering, for it associates the United States with a dynamic most Americans still find unmentionable – our ever-deepening militarism, with all the sorrows of perpetual war and moral as well as political and economic bankruptcy that inevitably accompany this.” — John W. Dower, author of Embracing Defeat, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

ISBN 13: 9781844675487 | ISBN 10: 1844675483

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