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Johnson, Chalmers 1931-2010

Works: 168 works in 809 publications in 7 languages and 21,905 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Filmed interviews  Short films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker
Classifications: E840, 338.952
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chalmers Johnson
MITI and the Japanese miracle : the growth of industrial policy, 1925-1975 by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

56 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blowback : the costs and consequences of American empire by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

47 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The term 'blowback, ' invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended results of American actions abroad. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and markets to force global economic integration on its own terms. From a case of rape by U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our role in Asia's financial crisis, from our early support for Saddam Hussein to our conduct in the Balkans, Johnson reveals the ways in which our misguided policies are planting the seeds of future disaster."--Book cover
The sorrows of empire : militarism, secrecy, and the end of the Republic by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

46 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines American militarism and its repercussions at home and abroad, sounding a warning about the military-industrial complex and analyzing its influence on American policy making
Nemesis : the last days of the American Republic by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 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 has jeopardized our stability. Now, in Nemesis, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically. Delving into new areas--from plans to militarize outer space to Constitution-breaking presidential activities at home and the corruption of a toothless Congress--Nemesis offers a description of the trap into which the dreams of America's leaders have taken us. Drawing comparisons to empires past, Johnson explores just what the unintended consequences of our dependence on a permanent war economy are likely to be. What does it mean when the globe's sole "hyperpower," no longer capable of paying for the ambitions of its leaders, becomes the greatest hyper-debtor of all times?--From publisher description
Revolutionary change by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

54 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic study by a leading theorist of revolution, Revolutionary Change has gone through eleven printings since its appearance in 1966 and been translated into German, French, and Korean. This carefully revised edition not only brings the original analysis up to date but adds two entirely new chapters: one on terrorism, the most celebrated form of political violence throughout the 1970s, and one on theories of revolution from Brinton to the present day
Peasant nationalism and communist power; the emergence of revolutionary China 1937-1945 by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

66 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This author researches the Chinese Communists' wartime expansion, according to the documentation recorded by Japanese intelligence, then compares that expansion with that of the Yugoslav Communists
Change in Communist systems by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology and politics in contemporary China by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An instance of treason; Ozaki Hotsumi and the Sorge spy ring by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan, who governs? : the rise of the developmental state by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japan's people have among the world's highest income - more than $28,000 yearly per capita. Even during a recession Japan is in the black. Its households save close to 20 percent of their disposable income. Japan's school system turns out a blue-collar work force possessing mathematical and reasoning skills that come only with a college degree in the United States. Its pension and health-delivery systems, in contrast to most of the rest of the world, are efficient and relatively inexpensive, its unemployment rate half that of the United States and Germany. And its high-tech industries are not saddled with having to convert, expensively, from military to commercial purposes." "How did this happen? If the Cold War is over, did Japan actually win it, while the two major protagonists merely exhausted themselves?" "The answers lie, according to Chalmers Johnson, one of our wisest and most provocative scholars, in Japan's remarkable, much-misunderstood and maligned "capitalist developmental state," a term he coined to describe Japan and other East Asian economies now following in its footsteps." "Japan's economic system is one in which public service is highly valued; state bureaucracy attracts the best, young minds; and "economic guidance" by the state is both accepted and ubiquitous. As explained here with rare lucidity and historical depth, Japan's economy is not likely to falter. Instead, Johnson sees it continuing to thrive as it moves from a producer-dominated economy to a consumer-oriented headquarters for all of East Asia. Johnson also explores the history of Japan's postwar political development, and policies both at home and abroad."--Jacket
Japan's public policy companies by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autopsy on people's war by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I 1965 anviste den tidligere kinesiske forsvarsminister Lin Piao verdensomspændende guerillakrige som den sikre vej til sejr for kommunistiske revolutionære. Johnson søger at forklare den kinesiske eksport-kampagne for revolution og dens følger i Vietnam. Sovjetunionens angreb på doktrinen, men støtte til "folkekrige". Endvidere Guevara's, Fanon's og Debray's teorier
The Industrial policy debate( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dismantling the empire : America's last best hope by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that our secret operations in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe will continue to exact a price at home unless President Obama begins to crack down on the Pentagon before it successfully dismantles the American Dream
Revolution and the social system by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conspiracy at Matsukawa by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hijacking catastrophe : 9/11, fear & the selling of American empire( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film discusses how the events of September 11, 2001 have influenced United States politics, from advancing a pre-existing military agenda to curtailing civil liberties and social programs. Places the Bush administration's justifications for the war in the context of the struggle by neo-conservatives to increase American power globally by means of force. Contends that the administration has deliberately manipulated intelligence, political imagery, and fear to garner support for American military intervention
Politics and productivity : the real story of why Japan works by Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy( Book )

17 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communist policies toward the intellectual class : freedom of thought & expression in China by Chalmers Johnson( Book )

34 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Asia got rich : Japan, China and the Asian miracle by Edith Terry( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This panaoramic work describes how Japan's centuries-old fascination with China has been a platform for its post-war growth strategy as well as a magnet drawing Japan back into a deeper relationship with Asia. The author argues that after years of self-imposed isolation Japan is actively seeking new alliances with its Asian neighbors that may ultimately supplant its Cold War pact with the United States. She tracks the enormous recent outpouring of Japanese investment and official assistance to Asia as part of longstanding efforts to enhance Japanese security. And she suggests that the culmination of these efforts has been the invention of a new capitalist ideology that runs counter to the convergence theories of free market capitalism and creates a powerful current against globalization
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The sorrows of empire : militarism, secrecy, and the end of the Republic
Alternative Names
Chalmers Johnson Amerikaanse politicoloog en adviseur

Chalmers Johnson storico, economista e saggista statunitense

Chalmers Johnson US-amerikanischer Politologe, Berater der CIA und Asienkenner

Johnson, Chalmers.

Johnson, Chalmers 1931-2010

Johnson Chalmers A.

Johnson, Chalmers A. 1931-2010

Johnson Chalmers Ashby

Johnson, Chalmers Ashby 1931-2010

Jonson, Charumāzu 1931-2010

Zhan, Zhun, 1931-2010

Джонсон, Чалмерс

چالمرز جانسون

존슨, 찰머스

존슨, 찰머스 A

죤슨, 찰머스

찰머스 죤슨

챠머스 존슨

ジョンソン, チャ-マ-ズ

ジョンソン, チャーマーズ

ジョンソン, チャルマ-ズ

ジョンソン, チャルマーズ

ジョンソン, チャルマーズ 1931-2010

ジョンソン, チャルマーズ・A.


詹[Zhun], 1931-2010

Blowback : the costs and consequences of American empireThe sorrows of empire : militarism, secrecy, and the end of the RepublicNemesis : the last days of the American RepublicRevolutionary changePeasant nationalism and communist power; the emergence of revolutionary China 1937-1945An instance of treason; Ozaki Hotsumi and the Sorge spy ringJapan, who governs? : the rise of the developmental stateDismantling the empire : America's last best hope