Monday, November 22, 2010

RIP Chalmers Johnson

I was sad to hear via this morning's Democracy Now! that Chalmers Johnson had died over the weekend. After being introduced to him thanks to TomDispatch, I read his Blowback Trilogy with great interest (having been born in the empire myself when my dad was still in the Air Force). Some interesting bio here (albeit in dire need of editing), and a treasure trove of stuff at the aforementioned TomDispatch.

Thank you, professor, for helping me to understand what a non-imperial America might look like—and why it might be vastly preferable to the sclerotic, unwieldy beast we've come to know and fear.

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