The History of an Illusion

Wise man Chalmers Johnson is back on the case at TomDispatch.com with "Peddling Democracy," a devastating summary of the secret history of America's century of disastrous attempts to impose pliable client regimes all over the world in the name of a sham "democracy." Johnson, a former true believer in American "exceptionalism" and the never-acknowledged imperial dominance this doctrine entails, writes with the searing clarity of an apostate, employing his insider knowledge to devastating effect. He shows how the hidden history of America's relentless arrogance has led us directly into the bloodsoaked desert sands of Iraq. Go, read, and be instructed.

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