Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic
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The third in a powerful series of astute analysis C. Collins I read all three of Chalmers Johnson's trilogy; Blowback, The Sorrows of Empire, and Nemesis. I definitely see a trend and movement in the three books in that Blowback uses multiple examples from Chalmer's many years of work in Asia whereas in Nemesis, the makes his boldest statement and warning about the direction of the American Empire.Nemesis covers a range of topics to . K. M. said "my country is launched on a dangerous path that it must abandon or else face the consequences". So declares Chalmers Johnson in NEMESIS, the completing volume of a trilogy that includes BLOWBACK and THE SORROWS OF EMPIRE. Nemesis is also the name of a Greek goddess who is "the spirit of retribution, a corrective to the greed and stupidity that sometimes governs relations among people." She stands for the "' righteous anger'" to which Americans must awake if our Republ. J.L. Populist said The Imperial Presidency.. "Nemesis" is the last book in Chalmers Johnson's inadvertent trilogy.It is a critical examination of U.S. foreign policy and particularly the G.W. Bush mistakes. Mr. Johnson exposes the starkly unsuccessful record of our interventionist forays into foreign countries. The result is usually not a democracy, but a dictatorship.The concept of Command Responsibility-the doctrine
All rights reserved. Retribution looms, the author warns, as the American economy, dependent on a bloated military-industrial complex and foreign borrowing, staggers toward bankruptcy, maybe a military coup. From Publishers Weekly Like ancient Rome, America is saddled with an empire that is fatally undermining its republican government, argues Johnson (The Sorrows of Empire), in this bleak jeremiad. With Bush a lame duck, not a Caesar, and his military adventures repudiated by the electorate, the Republic seems more robust than Johnson allows. (Feb.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. the American republic may be coming to its end") seems overstated. Johnson's is a biting, often effective indictment of some ugly and troubling features of America's foreign policy and domestic politics. But his doom-laden trope o
Exploring in vivid detail the likely consequences of America's dependence on a permanent war economy, Johnson's prophetic book shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, economically and politically.