"Blowback" Book Review by Writing Specialists

An analysis of the foreign policy of the United States, as described in the book "Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire" by Chalmers Johnson.
# 92090 | 853 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2007 in International Relations (U.S.) , Political Science (U.S.) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses the book "Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire" written in 2000 by Chalmers Johnson. The paper discusses the concepts presented in the book with regard to the United States' foreign policy, particularly its apparent policy of 'going it alone', and it comments on the consequences of this approach to politics.

From the Paper:

"At times, Johnson sounds eerily precedent in his predictions of terrorism, and his discussion of the seriousness of the United States actions having the unintended consequences of stimulating terrorist attacks against America around the world. It is hard to believe this book was authored in 2000, when the World Trade Center towers still stood tall. Johnson's advocacy against the United States functioning as the world's policeman, rather than attempting to act as part of the international community, is also important advice, sadly unheard, when the United States contemplated intervening in Iraq."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Friedman, Thomas. The World is Flat. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006).
  • Johnson, Chalmers. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire. New York: Henry Holt, 2000.

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