Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Chalmers Johnson, Dead at 79
This year Chalmers published his final work, Dismantling the Empire, America's Last Best Hope. All of these save The Sorrows of Empire are reviewed on this site. The New York Review of Books aptly said this of the man, "Johnson wants the scales to fall from American eyes so that the nation can see the truth about its role in the world. His is a patriot's passion: his motive is to save the American republic he loves."
A latter day Cassandra, Chalmers Johnson, together with others such as Andrew Bacevich, see their country caught in a death spiral of militarism. His death certainly is America's loss.