Monday, November 22, 2010

The Death of an Anti-Imperialist Patriot

Tom Engelhardt and Steve Clemons offer their remembrances — Chalmers Johnson, RIP and Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback & The Sorrows of Empire, Dead at 79. Mr. Englehardt remembers the man who asked, "What would the 'sole superpower' look like as a bankrupt country?" Mr. Clemons recalls the man who argued "that American democracy is lost, that the republic has been destroyed by an embrace of empire."

UPDATE: An article of his from "September 30, 2001, just 3 weeks after the 9/11 attacks" — The Lessons of Blowback.

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