Friday, December 02, 2005

Baseworld Archipelago

In an article – now nearly two years old – for Common Dreams, Chalmers Johnson writes about an American empire of bases: "Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet. This vast network of American bases on every continent except Antarctica actually constitutes a new form of empire – an empire of bases with its own geography not likely to be taught in any high school geography class. Without grasping the dimensions of this globe-girdling Baseworld, one can't begin to understand the size and nature of our imperial aspirations or the degree to which a new kind of militarism is undermining our constitutional order."

See also American Empire Project.


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