Blowback (Second Edition)

  • by Chalmers Johnson
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The term "blowback", invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended consequences of American actions abroad. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire and reveals the ways in which our misguided policies are planting the seeds of future disaster.

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What the Critics Say

"Boldly provocative....A useful and timely alert." (The New York Times)
"A straight-talking analysis of America's global conduct during the Cold War and since, and what we're going to pay for it." (The Nation)
"It is indeed a new post-Cold War ballgame, and Johnson's warning, if it were heeded in Washington, would help keep America safe from the temptation of untrammeled power." (Newsday)

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Customer Reviews

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IF HE IS RIGHT...

If Dr. Johnson is correct about what's going on behind the scenes of the body politic, we are all pawns and puppets (and stooges?) in a feeding frenzy of money and power by the rich and powerful.

It is at least unsettling. For me, being a cynic by nature, it's frightening.
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- J. Jason

Reader is TERRIBLE / Book is good

The reader speeds through the book as if it's a competition of who finishes first. The last 15 minutes is the only point of the audio when the reader slows to a pace that is comprehensible. This is a heavy read .. Not a fiction book. Slow down so the listener can grasp the information!
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- Hena Farooquie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.