A People's History of American Empire
Howard Zinn, Paul Buhle, Mike Konopacki
Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form.
A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
In this revelatory account of the CIA's fifty-year effort to develop new forms of torture, historian Alfred W. McCoy locates the deep roots of recent scandals at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo in a long-standing, covert program of interrogation.
Ain't My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism
Conservatives love war, empire, and the military-industrial
complex. They abhor peace, the sole and rightful property of liberals. Right?
Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
by David Vine
From Italy to the Indian Ocean, from Japan to Honduras, a far-reaching examination of the perils of American military bases overseas
Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency
Michael T. Klare
Now available in paperback with a new afterword.
Since the tragic events of September 11 and the commencement of the "war on terror," the relationship between U.S. policy in the Middle East and the oceans of crude oil that lie beneath the region's soil has come under close scrutiny.
Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, Revised edition
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)
Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
A blistering critique of the gulf between America's soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power and Washington Rules
Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War
A devastating indictment of the Bush administration's war policies from the
bestselling columnist and respected moral authority.
Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam
Despite the surge in books about the Middle East, one fundamental question has remained largely unexplored: How and why did the United States encourage and finance the spread of radical political Islam? Gripping, wide-ranging, and deeply informed, Devil's Game is the first comprehensive account of America's misguided efforts, stretching across decades, to dominate the strategically vital Middle East by courting and cultivating Islamic fundamentalism.
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire
The empire seems unassailable, but the empire is weak -- and precisely because of its imperial ambitions. So argues Walden Bello in his provocative new book, which systematically dissects the strategic, economic, and political dilemmas confronting America as a consequence of its quest for global domination.
Dismantling the Empire
From the author of the bestselling Blowback Trilogy, an urgent call to confront America's waning power
Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism
The British and Roman empires are often invoked as precedents to the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy. But America's imperial identity was actually shaped much closer to home. In a brilliant excavation of long-obscured history, Empire's Workshop shows how Latin America has functioned as a proving ground for American strategies and tactics overseas. Historian Greg Grandin follows the United States' imperial operations from Jefferson's aspirations for an "empire of liberty" in Cuba and Spanish Florida to Reagan's support for brutally oppressive but U.S.-friendly regimes in Central America. He traces the origins of Bush's current policies back to Latin America, where many of the administration's leading lights first embraced the deployment of military power to advance free market economics and enlisted the evangelical movement in support of their ventures.
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. In this much-anticipated follow-up to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, showing how the United States itself shares features with other failed states -- suffering from a severe "democratic deficit," eschewing domestic and international law, and adopting policies that increasingly endanger its own citizens and the world.
Hegemony or Survival
America's Quest for Global Dominance
Now available in paperback with a new afterword from the author.
From the world's foremost intellectual activist, an irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total domination and the catastrophic consequences that are sure to follow.
How to Succeed at Globalization
A Primer for Roadside Vendors
A biting comic-book history of capitalism and globalization from the "dean of Mexico's vigorous corps of political cartoonists" (The New York Times).
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 hailed as a powerful force for global human rights. Now, drawing on thousands of documents from the CIA, the National Security Council, the Pentagon, and development agencies, James Peck shows in blunt detail how Washington has shaped human rights into a potent ideological weapon for purposes having little to do with rightsand everything to do with furthering America's global reach.
Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post 9/11 World
Timely, urgent, and powerfully elucidating, this important volume of previously unpublished interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky discussing America's policies in an increasingly unstable world.
In the Name of Democracy: American War Crimes in Iraq and Beyond
Jeremy Brecher, Jill Cutler, and Brendan Smith
Drawing on a wide range of documents - from the protocols of the Geneva Convention, to FBI e-mails about Guantanamo, to executive branch papers justifying the circumvention of international law -- In the Name of Democracy examines the legality of the Iraq war and the occupation that followed.
Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal
Almost four years after the start of the war in Iraq, violence and isery continue to plague the country, and conservatives and liberals alike are struggling with the question of when -- and under what circumstances -- U.S. and coalition forces should leave.
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians
Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic
A New York Times
bestseller, Nemesis is Chalmers Johnson's "fiercest book—and his best"
(Andrew J. Bacevich)
In his prophetic book
Blowback, Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to
disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which
the growth of American militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have
jeopardized our stability. In Nemesis, the bestselling and final volume
in what has become known as the Blowback Trilogy, he shows how imperial
overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
by Anand Gopal
Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead
Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers
The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives
Now in paperback, a stunning breakdown of the modern military-industrial complex—an omnipresent, hidden-in-plain-sight system of systems that penetrates all our lives.
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
"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
The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger
"Jonathan Schell has been warning us about the dangers of nuclear weapons since The Fate of the Earth. The Seventh Decade shows how pressing this issue still is . . . A fascinating and important book."—Walter Isaacson
The Sorrows of Empire
Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
From the author of the prophetic national bestseller Blowback, a startling look at militarism, American style, and its consequences abroad and at home.
War Powers: How the Imperial Presidency Hijacked the Constitution
A striking assessment of how the Constitution has been stretched, distorted, and violated to accommodate the drive to empire from Jefferson's day to our own
"Tough-minded, bracing, and intelligent . . . the country is lucky to have a fierce, smart peacemonger like Bacevich."The New York Times Book Review
We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
Peter Van Buren
"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 it all."—The New York Times
What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World: Interviews with David Barsamian
Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
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)