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American Empire Project

Americans have long believed that the very notion of empire is an offense against our democratic heritage, yet in recent months, these two words — American empire — have been on everyone’s lips. At this moment of unprecedented economic and military strength, the leaders of the United States have embraced imperial ambitions openly. How did we get to this point? And what lies down the road?

To address these questions, Metropolitan Books offers the American Empire Project. In these short, argument-driven books, our leading writers and thinkers will mount an immodest challenge to the fateful exercise of empire-building and to explore every facet of the developing American imperium, while suggesting alternate ways of thinking about, confronting, and acting in a new American century.

The American Empire Project

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Base Nation
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Base Nation

American Empire Project
David Vine
Henry Holt and Co.

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Breach of Trust
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Breach of Trust

American Empire Project
Andrew J. Bacevich
Picador

The United States has been "at war" for more than a decade. Yet as war has become normalized, a yawning gap has opened between America's soldiers and the society in whose name they fight. For ordinary...

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Dilemmas of Domination
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Dilemmas of Domination

American Empire Project
Walden Bello
Henry Holt and Co.

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

The empire seems unassailable, but the empire is weak-and...

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We Meant Well
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We Meant Well

American Empire Project
Peter Van Buren
Henry Holt and Co.

"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 invasion of Iraq. The title says...

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Dismantling the Empire
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Dismantling the Empire

American Empire Project
Chalmers Johnson
Henry Holt and Co.

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, Chalmers Johnson...

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Washington Rules
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Washington Rules

American Empire Project
Andrew J. Bacevich
Henry Holt and Co.

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

Hailed as "brilliant" (The...

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Ideal Illusions
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Ideal Illusions

American Empire Project
James Peck
Henry Holt and Co.

From a noted historian and foreign-policy analyst, a groundbreaking critique of the troubling symbiosis between Washington and the human rights movement

The United States has long been...

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The Limits of Power
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The Limits of Power

American Empire Project
Andrew J. Bacevich
Henry Holt and Co.

"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 New York Times...

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The Complex
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The Complex

American Empire Project
Nick Turse
Henry Holt and Co.

"Fascinating, no matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum."—Wired

Now in paperback, a stunning breakdown of the modern military-industrial complex—an omnipresent,...

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The Seventh Decade
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The Seventh Decade

American Empire Project
Jonathan Schell
Henry Holt and Co.

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 ended, many Americans...

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Ain't My America
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Ain't My America

American Empire Project
Bill Kauffman
Henry Holt and Co.

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 (Allan Carlson, author of The...

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A People's History of American Empire
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A People's History of American Empire

American Empire Project
Howard Zinn; Paul Buhle; Mike Konopacki
Henry Holt and Co.

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 1980, A People's History...

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What We Say Goes
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What We Say Goes

American Empire Project
Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
Henry Holt and Co.

An indispensable set of interviews on foreign and domestic issues with the bestselling author of Hegemony or Survival, "America's most useful citizen." (The Boston Globe)

In...

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Empire's Workshop
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Empire's Workshop

American Empire Project
Greg Grandin
Henry Holt and Co.

"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 Klein, author of No Logo

The...

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Failed States
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Failed States

American Empire Project
Noam Chomsky
Henry Holt and Co.

"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 United States has...

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In the Name of Democracy

In the Name of Democracy

American Empire Project
Jeremy Brecher; Jill Cutler; Brendan Smith
Henry Holt and Co.

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

Until recently, the possibility that the United States...

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Nemesis
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Nemesis

American Empire Project
Chalmers Johnson
Henry Holt and Co.

The long-awaited final volume of Chalmers Johnson's bestselling
Blowback trilogy confronts the overreaching of the American empire and the threat it poses to the republic

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Iraq
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Iraq

American Empire Project
Anthony Arnove
Henry Holt and Co.

"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 liberals alike are struggling...

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A Question of Torture
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A Question of Torture

American Empire Project
Alfred McCoy
Henry Holt and Co.

"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 this revelatory account...

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Devil's Game
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Devil's Game

American Empire Project
Robert Dreyfuss
Henry Holt and Co.

"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 comprehensive account...

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Imperial Ambitions
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Imperial Ambitions

American Empire Project
Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
Henry Holt and Co.

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

Timely, urgent,...

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Blood and Oil
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Blood and Oil

American Empire Project
Michael T. Klare
Henry Holt and Co.

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 Blood and Oil, he concentrates...

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Crusade
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Crusade

American Empire Project
James Carroll
Henry Holt and Co.

"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 not too late-the moral clarity we...

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The Sorrows of Empire
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The Sorrows of Empire

American Empire Project
Chalmers Johnson
Henry Holt and Co.

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

In the years after the Soviet Union imploded,...

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Hegemony or Survival
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Hegemony or Survival

American Empire Project
Noam Chomsky; With a New Afterword by the Author
Henry Holt and Co.

"Reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive . . . He is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet." -The New York Times Book Review

An...

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Blowback

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Chalmers Johnson; With a New Introduction on Blowback in the Post-9/11 World
Henry Holt and Co.

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 iconoclastic" (Los Angeles Times)

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Blowback
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Blowback

American Empire Project
Chalmers Johnson
Henry Holt and Co.

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 century.

Blowback, a term invented...

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David Vine Interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered

David Vine discusses 'Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World' on NPR's All Things Considered.