Thursday, 23 December 2010


My obit of Chalmers Johnson is in today's Indy, you can link to it here. The importance of his critiques of American foreign policy lay in his straightforward analysis of its consequences, its real consequences, both from the victims of our imperial ambitions and to ourselves. After 911 he was accused by the lunatic right of excusing terror, which not only missed the point but also the fact that Blowback had been published the year before. Interestingly, although this Independent obit seems to be the only one thus far in this country, the Guardian ran a 'In Praise Of...' piece about him on their leader page. You can easily find articles and talks by Johnson on the web, please do.

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