Friday, February 18, 2005

Chalmers Johnson and Amy Goodman on World Politics

Chalmers Johnson is president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to public education concerning Japan and international relations in the Pacific. He taught from 1962-1992 at the Berkeley and San Diego campuses of the University of California. Johnson has written numerous articles and reviews and some sixteen books, including Peasant Nationalism and Communist Power on the Chinese revolution and Revolutionary Change on the theory of violent protest movements. He played a prominent role in the development of the PBS television series The Pacific Century, as well as the PBS Frontline documentary Losing the War with Japan. His most recent books are Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire and The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic.

Amy Goodman, is the host of Pacifica Radio's daily newsmagazine Democracy Now! She is a 1998 recipient of the George Polk Award for the radio documentary "Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's Military Dictatorship," in which she and co-producer Jeremy Scahill exposed the oil company's role in the killing of two Nigerian villagers on May 28, 1998. Goodman and Scahill co-wrote two articles in The Nation magazine on the Chevron-related killings.

Listen to the Reading and Conversation

More by/about Chalmers Johnson:

Sorrows of Empire

Iraqi Wars

The American Empire Project

Militarism and the American Empire

America's Empire of Bases

Dissing the Republic to Save It

Third World: Blowback

Nation: Blowback

Counterpunch Critique of Johnson

The Disquieted American

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