"Impressive . . . a strong indictment of U.S. army and overseas policy."
-Los Angeles occasions e-book Review, entrance page
within the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the us was once defined first because the globe's "lone superpower," then as a "reluctant sheriff," subsequent because the "indispensable nation," and within the wake of Sept. 11, as a "New Rome." during this vital nationwide bestseller, Chalmers Johnson completely explores the recent militarism that's remodeling the US and compelling us to choose up the load of empire.
Recalling the vintage warnings opposed to militarism-from George Washington's Farewell handle to Dwight Eisenhower's denunciation of the military-industrial complex-Johnson uncovers its roots deep in our prior. Turning to the current, he maps America's increasing empire of army bases and the monstrous internet of prone that aid them. He bargains a bright examine the hot caste militarists who've infiltrated a number of branches of presidency, who classify as "secret" every little thing they do, and for whom the manipulation of the army funds is of significant curiosity.
Among Johnson's provocative conclusions is that American militarism is already placing an finish to the age of globalization and bankrupting the USA, while it creates the stipulations for a brand new century of virulent blowback. The Sorrows of Empire means that the previous American republic has already crossed its Rubicon-with the Pentagon within the lead.