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Superb Empirical Analysis Of US Power,
This review is from: The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy and the End of the Republic (Paperback)
William Podmore has already written a very thorough review of the hardback edition of this fine book, and I'm not going to try to cover the same ground as he's already done such an admirable job. I just want to add my own brief observation that, in amassing such a weight of empirical evidence, and in presenting it in such readable form, Chalmers Johnson has produced a keynote study that in its way is actually rather more persuasive than the polemical efforts of Chomsky et al (much as I admire their work also). It is all the more telling and poignant for the fact that Johnson writes from within the US establishment and as an American "patriot". This is mainstream liberal analysis at its best.
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