Chalmers Johnson

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(author, academic)
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Phoenix, Arizona
Died2010-11-20 (Age 79)
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Member ofCommittee on the Present Danger/Members
InterestsUnited States/Foreign policy/Since 1945

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Chalmers Johnson was an American author and professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. He served in the Korean war, was a consultant for the CIA from 1967–1973, and led the Center for Chinese Studies at the UCB. He is a sharp critic of US imperialism and has written numerous books on the topic, including the trilogy: Blowback, The Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic.


He developed the theory of Blowback, or unintended consequences:

Full article: Blowback