The sorrows of empire: militarism, secrecy, and the end of the republic

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From the author of the prophetic national bestseller Blowback , a startling look at militarism, American style, and its consequences abroad and at home 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 now, in the wake of 9/11, as a "New Rome." Here, Chalmers Johnson thoroughly explores the new militarism that is transforming America and compelling its people to pick up the burden of empire. Reminding us of the classic warnings against militarism--from George Washington's farewell address to Dwight Eisenhower's denunciation of the military-industrial complex--Johnson uncovers its roots deep in our past. Turning to the present, he maps America's expanding empire of military bases and the vast web of services that supports them. He offers a vivid look at the new caste of professional warriors who have infiltrated multiple branches of government, who classify as "secret" everything they do, and for whom the manipulation of the military budget is of vital interest. Among Johnson's provocative conclusions is that American militarism is putting an end to the age of globalization and bankrupting the United States, even as it creates the conditions for a new century of virulent blowback. The Sorrows of Empire suggests that the former American republic has already crossed its Rubicon--with the Pentagon leading the way.
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subject_facetCivil-military relations
Civil-military relations -- United States
Imperialism -- History -- 20th century
Intervention (International law)
Militarism -- United States
Military-industrial complex
Military-industrial complex -- United States
Official secrets
Official secrets -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009
United States -- Military policy
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
title_displayThe sorrows of empire : militarism, secrecy, and the end of the Republic
title_fullThe sorrows of empire : militarism, secrecy, and the end of the Republic / Chalmers Johnson
The sorrows of empire : militarism, secrecy, and the end of the republic [electronic resource] / Chalmers Johnson
title_shortThe sorrows of empire
title_submilitarism, secrecy, and the end of the republic
topic_facetCivil-military relations
Foreign relations
Intervention (International law)
Military policy
Military-industrial complex
Official secrets
Politics and government
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