October 25, 2007

Avoid Perplexion and Fallacies

Bush's Response to 9/11 Was Deadlier Than the Attacks Themselves By Chalmers Johnson, Tomdispatch.com. Posted October 24, 2007. A look at how and why the U.S. gravely failed in its response to 9/11. Introduction note by Tom Dispatch editor Tom Engelhardt.
Chalmers Johnson was himself once a Cold Warrior. Unlike the top officials of the Bush administration, however, he retained a remarkably flexible mind. He also had a striking ability to see the world as it actually was -- and a prescient vision of what was to come. He wrote the near-prophetic and now-classic book, Blowback, published well before the attacks of 9/11, and then followed it up with an anatomy of the U.S. military's empire of bases, The Sorrows of Empire, and finally, to end his Blowback Trilogy, a vivid recipe for American catastrophe, Nemesis: The Fall of the American Republic. All three are simply indispensable volumes in any reasonable post-9/11 library. Here is his latest consideration of that disastrous moment and its consequences as part of a series of book reviews he is periodically writing for Tomdispatch.
A Guide for the Perplexed: Intellectual Fallacies of the War on Terror
By Chalmers Johnson


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