The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy and the End of the Republic


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"The Sorrows of Empire" scrutinises the policies, past and present, that have led to American imperialism and the massive defence spending and overseas military deployment that necessarily accompany it. The author suggests that the US could suffer the same "overstretch" that led to the demise of the Soviet Union. Chalmers Johnson outlines the cost of Empire, both for the American people and for the rest of the world. "The Sorrows of Empire" is a sombre and cogent analysis and is written with an authority that is difficult ...

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Oct 25, 2007

Outstanding. A good read on the state of American Impirealism


Jul 19, 2007

a must read

This book is a must read for anyone who thinks they know the United States and what we are all about. Well documented, but not your typical history book. Mr. Johnson answers the questions that we typically never ask, and asks questions that force us to reexamine ourselves as a nation. It puts the U.S. as an empire into historical context.


Jun 21, 2007

a real eye opener

this body works by chalmers johnson is a must read for everyone. i would highly reccomend it for anyone of voting age or about to vote in the upcoming election.please inform yourself . if you are a highschool history or current events teacher you owe it to your students to inform and disscuss this historical account of EMPERIALISM BY AND THROUGH YOUR GOVERNMENT. this book not only gives you an historical account of activities of your CIA it also gives you insight of reasons behind many of our political activities of the past.and future.


May 17, 2007

The remarkable story of USA's empire

A well documented objective appraiseal of the USA's global military involvement and its consequences.

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