Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic
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.
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Review: Nemesis: The Last Days of the American RepublicUser Review - Mike Scarbrough - Goodreads
Chalmers Johnson brought thorough scholarship and a lifetime of wisdom to bear when he wrote the books that came to be known as the Blowback Trilogy. Nemesis is the third book. The facts are so ... Read full review
Review: Nemesis: The Last Days of the American RepublicUser Review - Goodreads
Phenomenal research and historical accounts of past and present empires, their key players and the schemes that make them rise and fall. I listened to the audio book as I travel daily and it was ... Read full review
The Blowback Trilogy
U S Military Bases in Other Peoples Countries
The Ultimate Imperialist Project
The Crisis of the American Republic