Chalmers A. Johnson, Author, Shara Kay, Editor Metropolitan Books $26 (p) focuses on the effects of “”blowback,”” a term coined by the CIA to denote the. The term “blowback,” invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended results of American actions abroad. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson. Blowback, a term invented by the CIA, refers to the uninted In this sure-to-be- controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the.

Author: Taucage Gutaxe
Country: Bahrain
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Environment
Published (Last): 22 January 2005
Pages: 331
PDF File Size: 7.45 Mb
ePub File Size: 2.98 Mb
ISBN: 303-7-86705-673-5
Downloads: 24470
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faerr

In the face of his passion, it’s clear he doesn’t want to understand this bloqback why Japan has been stagnant for the last ten years or more; however, the problem is not cultural–it’s endemic. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Because of this I had known about this book for some time before I was able to track it down and dig my paws into its pages.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The reader may not be fully convinced of one or another of these examples. There is no reason.

An amazing history of America’s involvement in Southeast Asia with all its associated consequences from social, culutral, political, military, economical, financial and human rights aspects. The book explains how the CIA and its annexes take action without thinking of the consequences. As our citizens fall further behind the industrialized world and, eventually, cede economic superiority to other nations that have invested in their economic infrastructure, America will find itself with fewer allies because of its belligerent stances.

Chalmers Johnson has somehow managed to avoid inclusion in the Horowitz hate monger list. This made it impossible to speculate on currencies and added stability to the world economy. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Lords of Creation: Blowback by Chalmers Johnson 1 10 Jul 30, We are prevented from accurate analysis of our status and stature globally because the media filters out the truth of our actions and their effects on other nations.

This is part one in a three-part series, and is a necessary book for anyone chalmesr is interested in the tragedy that is American foreign policy. His book Blowback won a prize in from the Before Columbus Foundationand was re-issued in an updated version in Nov 10, Marc rated it really liked it. He has done so here, and in the books which chamlers it. An honest evaluation of American objectives according to Johnson would probably result in the recall of most American troops stationed abroad.


This book is a must read for anyone wanting to learn how to limit practices that are the breeding ground for extremism. He coined the term ” developmental state “.

Where American troops were once stationed abroad as a buffer against Soviet expansion, they blowgack now used to influence the countries they occupy or to train governments in counter insurgency and political repression. The Last Days of the American Republic. But the people living next door to these bases and dealing with the swaggering soldiers who brawl and sometimes rape their women certainly think of them as imperial enclaves, just as the people of ancient Iberia or nineteenth-century India knew that they were victims of foreign colonization.

But the evidence is building up that in the decade following the end of the Cold War, the Unites States largely abandoned johnsno reliance on diplomacy, economic aid, international law, and multilateral institutions in carrying out its foreign policies and resorted much of the time to bluster, military force, and financial manipulation.

I highly recommend this book!

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

We often wonder why there is anger against the USA around the world. The Last Days of the American Republic. Blowback, a term invented by the CIA, refers to the uninted consequences of American policies.

It is a book that should be sobering for many who are simply naive as johnosn the true nature of the World. It’s a great book and the first of a trilogy. A great read in its own right, but as a bonus, it’s also prompted a great deal of further reading.

Well, Johnson’s meticulously-researched-and-cited work here absolutely confirms those intuitions. Dismantling the Empire is suggested reading for CIA personnel. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For example, why it is necessary to keep so many US troops and forces in Okinawa.

That is not to say that the book is poorly written although the new introduction could be skipped – it is substantially ctrl-v’d from elsewhere in the book.


Punching a man in the face, or killing his family, is not the best way to make him your friend.

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

Thisbook explains how this process has worked against our nation and created the insecurity we now face as we become aware we are the target of angry retaliations we do not understand and which are lied about by our government and the media so we are kept from understanding the true nature of the conflicts we set in motion around the world.

Books by Chalmers Johnson. In case after case, Johnson demonstrates the negative impact of American milita The first thing to know is that both the title and subtitle are misleading. The problems arise from the fact that both key terms are defined so nebulously that they cease to really contribute anything functional to the academic dialogue. This book hits it right out of the park.

Now, currency speculation is rife and was a major cause of the Asian financial crisis and likewise with the world financial crisis we are facing. This book was written in and focuses mostly on blowback of US policies in East Asia, and only peripherally on policies in the Arab world. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start reading Blowback on your Kindle in under a minute.

Showing of johnosn. Originally published init saw a reprinting not long after I bought my copy–evidently I wasn’t the only person impressed with Johnson’s appearances on NPR at the time.

He makes a fascinating point that the US concept of freedom is basically an 18th century conception of individual freedom, whilst the Soviet and Chinese conceptions were 19th century collective notions. This book has helped me to understand the underlying motivation behind US economic policies, the banking system and how the elite are dooming us all to the inevitable fall of our once great nation. Our commitment to remaining the “lone blowbqck is, in short bankrupting us and insuring our blowack decline.

I am a bit torn in giving this book a four-star review.