Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

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Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire by Chalmers Johnson, Tom Weiner

The term "blowback," invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended consequences of American actions abroad. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and markets to force global economic integration on its own terms. From a case of rape by U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our role in Asia's financial crisis, from our early support for Saddam Hussein to our conduct in the Balkans, Johnson reveals the ways in which our misguided policies are planting the seeds of future disaster. In a new edition that addresses recent international events from September 11 to the war in Iraq, this now classic book remains as prescient and powerful as ever.

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ISBN-13: 9781433204791
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Edition description: Unabridged, 1 MP3, 9 hours
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

CHALMERS JOHNSON, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, is the author of the bestselling Blowback Trilogy and a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, London Review of Books, and Nation. He appeared in the 2005 prize-winning documentary film Why We Fight.

Tom Weiner has been a dialogue director and voice artist for over twenty-five years, best known for his voice roles in CD-ROM games and TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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