Chalmers Johnson

Chalmers Johnson, a distinguished political scientist, was professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. He was the author of BlowbackSorrows of EmpireNemesis and Dismantling the Empire. He warned, “A nation can be one or the other, a democracy or an imperialist, but it can’t be both. If it sticks to imperialism, it will, like the old Roman Republic on which so much of our system was modeled, lose its democracy to a domestic dictatorship.” He died in 2010.

Programs

Date Recorded Program Title Handle
2004: 02/11 Blowback: Impacts of the New Militarism JOHC001