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- DescriptionNow with a new and up-to-date Introduction by the author, the bestselling account of the effect of American global policies, hailed as brilliant and icoclastic (Los Angeles Times) The term blowback, invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended results 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 ecomic 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 w classic book remains as prescient and powerful as ever.
- Author BiographyChalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and The Nation. Author of the forthcoming The Sorrows of Empire, and numerous books on Japan and Asia, including MITI and the Japanese Miracle and Japan Who Governs?, he lives in southern California.
- Author(s)Chalmers Johnson
- PublisherHenry Holt & Company Inc
- Date of Publication01/01/2004
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOwl Books,U.S.
- Weight272 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine25 mm
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