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Anthony Arnove is the editor, with Howard Zinn, of Voices of a People's History of the United States. He is also the editor of Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War and of Terrorism and War, a collection of post–September 11 interviews with Howard Zinn. Arnove's writing has appeared in Financial Times, The Nation, In These Times, Monthly Review, Z, and many other publications. He lives in New York City.

American Empire Project Books by Anthony Arnove:
Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal


Andrew J. Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel. He is the author of The New American Militarism, among other books. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the recipient of a Lannan award and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

American Empire Project Books by Andrew Bacevich:
The Limits Of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War
Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country


Andrew J. Bacevich

Walden Bello, a professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines, is the author of numerous books on globalization. Also an award-winning peace and human rights activist, he lives in Quezon City.

American Empire Project Books by Walden Bello:
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire


Walden Bello

Historian Jeremy Brecher has written and edited more than a dozen books, including Strike!, and contributed to the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and The Nation. For his documentary film work, he has received five regional Emmy Awards.

American Empire Project Books by Jeremy Brecher:
In the Name of Democracy: American War Crimes in Iraq and Beyond


James Carroll is the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning memoir An American Requiem; Constantine's Sword, a history of Christian anti-Semitism; and ten novels. He lectures widely on war and peace and on Jewish-Christian-Muslim reconciliation. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

American Empire Project Books by James Carroll:
Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War


James Carroll

Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political works, including Hegemony or Survival and Failed States. A professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, he is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

American Empire Project Books by Noam Chomsky:
Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post 9/11 World
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World
Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire


Noam Chomsky

Robert Dreyfuss, who covers national security for Rolling Stone, has written extensively on Iraq and the war on terrorism for The Nation, The American Prospect, and Mother Jones. A frequent contributor to NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, and many other broadcast outlets, he lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

American Empire Project Books by Robert Dreyfuss:
Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam


Robert Dreyfuss

El Fisgón is Mexico's leading political cartoonist, author of seven cartoon books, co-founder of two satirical magazines, and illustrator of children's books. A winner of Mexico's National Journalism Prize, he lives in Mexico City.

American Empire Project Books by El Fisgón:
How to Succeed at Globalization: A Primer for Roadside Vendors


El Fisgón

Anand Gopal is a freelance journalist covering Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, and other international hot spots. He has served as an Afghanistan correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor, and has reported for Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, and Foreign Policy, among other publications. Gopal is a fellow at the New America Foundation.

American Empire Project Books by Greg Grandin:
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes



Greg Grandin, a professor of Latin American history at New York University, is the author of two previous books, The Last Colonial Massacre and the award-winning The Blood of Guatemala. The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, Grandin has served on the United Nations Truth Commission investigating the Guatemalan civil war and has contributed to Harper's, The Nation, and The New York Times. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

American Empire Project Books by Greg Grandin:
Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism


Greg Grandin

A professor of political science at the University of California-San Diego, Peter Irons is the author of numerous books, including A People's History of the Supreme Court, and the editor and narrator of May It Please the Court. His writings have earned him an unprecedented five Silver Gavel awards from the American Bar Association. He lives in Greenville, California.

American Empire Project Books by Peter Irons:
War Powers: How the Imperial Presidency Hijacked the Constitution


Peter Irons

Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, is the author of the bestselling books Blowback, The Sorrows of Empire, and Nemesis, which make up his Blowback Trilogy. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, the London Review of Books, Harper's Magazine, The Nation, and TomDispatch.com.

American Empire Project Books by Chalmers Johnson:
Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic
Dismantling the Empire: America's Last Best Hope


Chalmers Johnson

Bill Kauffman is the author of six books, most recently Look Homeward America (named one of the best books of 2006 by the American Library Association) and America First. (Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette, 2004, is available from Picador in paperback.) Kauffman has written for The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and The American Conservative, among other publications. He lives in upstate New York with his family.

American Empire Project Books by Bill Kauffman:
Ain't My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism


Bill Kauffman

Michael T. Klare is the Five College Professor of Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst. Defense correspondent for The Nation and a contributing editor for Current History, he is the author of Resource Wars, Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws, and Low Intensity Warfare. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

American Empire Project Books by Michael T. Klare:
Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency


Michael T. Klare

Alfred W. McCoy is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia and Closer Than Brothers.

American Empire Project Books by Alfred W. McCoy:
A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror


James Peck is the author of Washington's China. Founder of the Culture and Civilization of China project at Yale University Press and the China International Publishing Group in Beijing, he has written for The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. He lives in New York City.

American Empire Project Books by James Peck:
Ideal Illusions: How the U.S. Government Co-opted Human Rights

James Peck

Jonathan Schell, author of The Unconquerable World and The Fate of the Earth among many other titles, is the Nation Institute's Harold Willens Peace Fellow. His "Letter from Ground Zero" column appears in The Nation regularly. He also writes for Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, and Tomdispatch.com. He is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.

American Empire Project Books by Jonathan Schell:
The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger


Nick Turse is the author of The Complex, the managing editor for TomDispatch.com, and a fellow at the Nation Institute. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Nation, among other publications. Turse's investigations of American war crimes in Vietnam have gained him a Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He lives near New York City.

American Empire Project Books by Nick Turse:
The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam


Nick Turse

Peter Van Buren has served with the Foreign Service for over 23 years. He received a Meritorious Honor Award for assistance to Americans following the Hanshin earthquake in Kobe, a Superior Honor Award for helping an American rape victim in Japan, and another award for work in the tsunami relief efforts in Thailand. Previous assignments include Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the UK and Hong Kong. He volunteered for Iraq service and was assigned to ePRT duty 2009-10. His tour extended past the withdrawal of the last combat troops.

Van Buren worked extensively with the military while overseeing evacuation planning in Japan and Korea. This experience included multiple field exercises, plus civil-military work in Seoul, Tokyo, Hawaii, and Sydney with allies from the UK, Australia, and elsewhere. The Marine Corps selected Van Buren to travel to Camp Lejeune in 2006 to participate in a field exercise that included simulated Iraqi conditions. Van Buren spent a year on the Hill in the Department of State’s Congressional Liaison Office.

Van Buren speaks Japanese, Chinese Mandarin, and some Korean. Born in New York City, he lives in Virginia with his spouse, two daughters, and a docile Rottweiler. This is his first book.

American Empire Project Books by Peter Van Buren:
We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People


Peter Van Buren

Howard Zinn, author of numerous acclaimed histories, taught history at Spelman College and Boston University, and has received the Lannan Literary Award, among many others. A People's History of the United States was a finalist for the 1980 National Book Award. He lives in Massachusetts.

American Empire Project Books by Howard Zinn:
A People's History of American Empire


Howard Zinn

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