The Sorrows of Empire

Mr. Johnson talked about his book, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, published by Metropolitan… read more

Mr. Johnson talked about his book, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, published by Metropolitan Books. In the book, the author condemns U.S. foreign policy. He compares the United States to a modern-day Roman Empire, a nation thriving on fear and military domination. He argues that the ultimate purpose of U.S. military bases is not to maintain stability or promote democracy, but to protect U.S. hegemony. Mr. Johnson traces American domination from the Cold War through the present day, and claims that militarism is irreversibly damaging the Constitution and eroding the trust of the people. close

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The Sorrows of Empire

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Interview
Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
First Aired:
Mar 07, 2004 | 9:53am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 2004 | 6:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 07, 2004 | 9:53am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 07, 2004 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 21, 2004 | 9:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 11, 2004 | 6:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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