Nemesis by Chalmers Johnson
The Last Days of the American Republic (American Empire Project)

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The long-awaited final volume of Chalmers Johnson's bestselling

Blowback trilogy confronts the overreaching of the American empire and the threat it poses to the republic



In his prophetic book Blowback, Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which the growth of American militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have jeopardized our stability. Now, in Nemesis, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically.


Delving into new areas--from plans to militarize outer space to Constitution-breaking presidential activities at home and the devastating corruption of a toothless Congress--Nemesis offers a striking description of the trap into which the dreams of America's leaders have taken us. Drawing comparisons to empires past, Johnson explores in vivid detail just what the unintended consequences of our dependence on a permanent war economy are likely to be. What does it mean when a nation's main intelligence organization becomes the president's secret army? Or when the globe's sole "hyperpower," no longer capable of paying for the vaulting ambitions of its leaders, becomes the greatest hyper-debtor of all times?


In his stunning conclusion, Johnson suggests that financial bankruptcy could herald the breakdown of constitutional government in America--a crisis that may ultimately prove to be the only path to a renewed nation.

 

About Chalmers Johnson

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Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and The Nation. His previous books include MITI and the Japanese Miracle. He lives in Southern California.
 
Published February 6, 2007 by Metropolitan Books. 372 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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As Johnson showed in his 2004 book, The Sorrows of Empire, this is a parallel world that has its own airline, the Air Mobility Command, connecting one base to another, and an elaborate system, known as Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR), dedicated to ensuring that America’s imperial servants f...

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The Dixie Chicks exercised actual constitutional rights in the way of free speech, the right to public assembly, and the right of dissent.

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Moore, however, is planning to launch a similar site soon that would also post home addresses along with photos.

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So the blind person would have to take your word for it - i.e., take it on “faith” - that “color” exists in the world.

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Moreover, he said, if the Democrats “try to protect the president and their party, and do so at the expense of the truth, they will go down.” When “the facts come out,” predicted Huckabee, “something will start” and ultimately the Democrats will lose “the right to govern.”.

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I guess high school is just high school, no matter how you dress it up.

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A San Diego man who created a website where hackers and angry, rejected lovers could post nude photos of people and other personal information without their consent—and charged victims to take the material down—was sentenced to 18 years in state prison.

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The Russian Orthodox Church, a key constituency for Putin, has opposed the overthrow of the secular Baath government, seeing it as a protector of those coreligionists.

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the next two presidential debates are to be in part or fully on foreign policy challenges (of which there are so many).

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