American Empire Project

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Kill Anything That Moves
American Empire Project
Nick Turse
Picador

Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians The American Empire...


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Dilemmas of Domination
American Empire Project
Walden Bello and Tom Engelhardt
Metropolitan Books

From the acclaimed globalization critic, a far-reaching analysis of America's military, economic, and political vulnerability The empire seems unassailable,...


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Breach of Trust
American Empire Project
Andrew J. Bacevich
Metropolitan Books

A blistering critique of the gulf between America’s soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power and...


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We Meant Well
American Empire Project
Peter Van Buren
Metropolitan Books

"One diplomat's darkly humorous and ultimately scathing assault on just about everything the military and State Department have done—or tried to do—since the...


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Ideal Illusions
American Empire Project
James Peck
Metropolitan Books

"Devastating and deeply disturbing, this book lays bare any lingering illusions that human rights concerns seriously influence U.S. policy."—Andrew J....


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Washington Rules
American Empire Project
Andrew J. Bacevich
Metropolitan Books

"Tough-minded, bracing, and intelligent . . . the country is lucky to have a fierce, smart peacemonger like Bacevich."—The New York Times Book Review Hailed...


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Dismantling the Empire
American Empire Project
Chalmers Johnson
Metropolitan Books

From the author of the bestselling Blowback Trilogy, an urgent call to confront America's waning power In his prophetic book Blowback, published before 9/11,...


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The Limits of Power
American Empire Project
Andrew Bacevich
Holt Paperbacks

“Andrew Bacevich speaks truth to power, no matter who’s in power, which may be why those of both the left and right listen to him.”—Bill Moyers An immediate...


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The Complex
American Empire Project
Nick Turse
Metropolitan Books

"Fascinating, no matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum."—Wired Now in paperback, a stunning breakdown of the modern military-industrial...


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The Seventh Decade
American Empire Project
Schell, Jonathan
Metropolitan Books

From the bestselling author of The Fate of the Earth, a provocative look at the urgent threat posed by America’s new nuclear policies When the cold war...


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Ain't My America
American Empire Project
Bill Kauffman
Metropolitan Books

From “the finest literary stylist of the American right,” a surprising and spirited account of how true conservatives have always been antiwar and anti-empire...


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A People's History of American Empire
American Empire Project
Howard Zinn; Paul Buhle; Mike Konopacki
Metropolitan Books

Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in...


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Nemesis
American Empire Project
Chalmers Johnson
Metropolitan Books

A New York Times bestseller, Nemesis is Chalmers Johnson’s “fiercest book—and his best” (Andrew J. Bacevich) In his prophetic book Blowback, Chalmers...


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What We Say Goes
American Empire Project
Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
Metropolitan Books

An indispensable set of interviews on foreign and domestic issues with the bestselling author of Hegemony or Survival, “America’s most useful citizen.” (The...


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Empire's Workshop
American Empire Project
Greg Grandin
Holt Paperbacks

“Grandin has always been a brilliant historian; now he uses his detective skills in a book that is absolutely crucial to understanding our present.” —Naomi...


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Failed States
American Empire Project
Noam Chomsky
Holt Paperbacks

“It’s hard to imagine any American reading this book and not seeing his country in a new, and deeply troubling, light.”—The New York Times Book Review The...


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Iraq
American Empire Project
Anthony Arnove
Metropolitan Books

“An urgent book.”—Arundhati Roy Three years after the start of the war in Iraq, violence and misery continue to plague the country, and conservatives and...


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A Question of Torture
American Empire Project
Alfred McCoy
Holt Paperbacks

“An indispensable and riveting account” of the CIA’s development and use of torture, from the cold war to Abu Ghraib and beyond (Naomi Klein, The Nation) In...


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Devil's Game
American Empire Project
Robert Dreyfuss
Metropolitan Books

“The most clear and engaging history of the deadly, historic partnership between Western powers and political Islam.”—Salon.com Devil’s Game is the first...


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In the Name of Democracy
American Empire Project
Jeremy Brecher; Jill Cutler; Brendan Smith
Metropolitan Books

A riveting documentary anthology that examines a deeply disturbing question: Is the United States guilty of war crimes in Iraq? Until recently, the...


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Imperial Ambitions
American Empire Project
Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
Metropolitan Books

In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign...


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Blood and Oil
American Empire Project
Michael T. Klare
Holt Paperbacks

In his pathbreaking Resource Wars, world security expert Michael Klare alerted us to the role of resources in conflicts in the post-cold-war world. Now, in...


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Crusade
American Empire Project
James Carroll
Holt Paperbacks

"The war in Iraq has been a victory of moral fervor over moral clarity. The first without the second is a curse on itself. James Carroll brings to bear-I hope...


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The Sorrows of Empire
American Empire Project
Chalmers Johnson
Metropolitan Books

"Impressive . . . a powerful indictment of U.S. military and foreign policy." -Los Angeles Times Book Review, front page In the years after the Soviet...


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Hegemony or Survival
American Empire Project
Noam Chomsky; With a New Afterword by the Author
Holt Paperbacks

"Reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive . . . He is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet."...


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Blowback, Second Edition
American Empire Project
Chalmers Johnson; With a New Introduction on Blowback in the Post-9/11 World
Holt Paperbacks

Now with a new and up-to-date Introduction by the author, the bestselling account of the effect of American global policies, hailed as “brilliant and...


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Blowback
American Empire Project
Chalmers Johnson
Metropolitan Books

An explosive account of the resentments American policies are sowing around the world and of the payback that will be our harvest in the twenty-first...


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Farewell, The American Century - Interview with Andrew Bacevich

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Chalmers Johnson - Speaking Freely

Author of Blowback, The Sorrows Of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days Of The American Empire, Chalmers Johnson has literally written the book on the concept of American Hegemony. A former naval officer and consultant of the C.I.A., he now serves as professor Emeritus at UC San Diego. As co-founder and President of the Japan Policy Research Institute, Mr. Johnson also continues to promote public education about Asia's role in the international community.

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Peter Van Buren On Writing We Meant Well

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Nick Turse discusses Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, with Bill Moyers.

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9/11 Plus 7 - Interview with Andrew Bacevich

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Failed States by Noam Chomsky--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Noam Chomsky's book Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy. The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. In this much-anticipated sequel to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, charging the United States with being a "failed state," and therefore a danger to its own people and the world.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Andrew Bacevich's book The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism. An immediate New York Times bestseller, The Limits of Power offers an unparalleled examination of the profound triple crisis facing America: an economy in disarray that can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; a government transformed by an imperial presidency into a democracy in name only; and an engagement in endless wars that has severely undermined the body politic.

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Washington Rules by Andrew Bacevich--Audiobook Excerpt

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