Thursday, February 01, 2007

Nemesis at the door

"We are on the brink of losing our democracy for the sake of keeping our empire," writes Chalmers Johnson in a preview of his new book, Nemesis. "Once a nation starts down that path, the dynamics that apply to all empires come into play -- isolation, overstretch, the uniting of local and global forces opposed to imperialism, and in the end bankruptcy."