Military Keynesianism

Here’s a six minute clip from a new film, Chalmers Johnson on American Hegemony. This is part of the Speaking Freely series in which Johnson discusses “military Keynesianism” and imperial bankruptcy.


He speaks very clearly, and this is pretty frightening stuff, in the opposite sense from the stuff promulgated by Dick Cheney. In other words, what he’s saying is that we have a suicide pact with our own military, speaking as Americans.

For more by Chalmers Johnson on the effects of Military Keynesianism, see Going Bankrupt: Why the Debt Crisis Is Now the Greatest Threat to the American Republic.

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  1. Aileni Noyle’s avatar

    Thanks for that, Seev – staggering analysis.
    This question of petro-dollars is significant. Iran has dabbled with this and that might be the fundamental cause of the nuclear smoke screen.

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Yes, I agree Aileni, it’s a staggering analysis, and frightening. Interesting thought about the nuclear smoke screen.


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