Chalmers Johnson

Chalmers Johnson has died.

Amy Goodman on Democracy Now describes the scholar thus:

“During the Cold War, he served as a consultant to the Central Intelligence Agency and was a supporter of the Vietnam War, however, later became a leading critic of U.S. militarism and imperialism. He wrote the book, Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire in 2000, which became a bestseller after the 9/11 attacks. He went on to complete what would become a trilogy about American empire.”

Watch or listen to a rebroadcast of an interview with Johnson that Amy Goodman did in 2007. Links are provided on the aforementioned page.

For more on this important writer listen to this interview of Steve Clemons on KPFK’s Daily Briefing with Ian Masters. In addition here is Johnson on a YouTube clip.

LSW can not obviously even attempt to present Chalmer Johnson’s ideas in a summary form, but can recommend that one pursues his writings and interviews in order to understand the place of the U.S. in the world.

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