The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Chalmers Johnson

Narrated By: Tom Weiner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2007

Duration: 11 hours 15 minutes


Recalling the classic warnings against militarism, from George Washington's farewell address to Dwight Eisenhower's denunciation of the military-industrial complex, Johnson explores the trend of militarism that is bankrupting the United States and creating conditions for a new century of virulent blowback.

"Original and genuinely important...The role of the prophet is an honorable one. In Chalmers Johnson the American empire has found its Jeremiah. He deserves to be heard."-Washington Post Book World


  • wlh2040

    This was an interesting book, and had a lot of insight into topics unbeknownst to the American people. It is a shame so much partisan politics had to detract the author at times from the main focus of the book. Nonetheless, it was still very enlightening and insightful, and I'd recommend it.