Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Chalmers Johnson, who is president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, a nonprofit research and public affairs organization devoted to public education concerning Japan and international relations in the Pacific. Their discussion focuses on the impact of U.S. militarism on domestic politics and the future of U.S. national identity.
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Chalmers Johnson for a discussion ...Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Chalmers Johnson for a discussion of his new book, Nemesis. In the interview, Johnson, an Emeritus Professor of the University of California, analyzes the impact of the American empire on democracy at home. Comparing the United States to Rome and Great Britain, he argues that a combination of military Keynesianism, the Bush administration's attempt to implement a unitary presidency, and the failed checks on executive ambition point to political and economic bankruptcy.