Blowback Background

Blowback Background

Blowback (The Costs and Consequences of American Empire) was written by American author Chalmers Johnson. It was first published during 2000 and was later published during 2004 by Holt Paperbacks. Between 1967 and 1973, Johnson was a consultant for the CIA, which gave him a lot of insight into how the U.S. government intrudes on the affairs of other nations. He witnessed displeasing matters tied to the government's regimes, which inspired the development of Blowback.

The term "blowback" was established by the CIA and is defined as unexpected or undesirable outcomes of American activity in other nations. With this book, Johnson was aiming to expose the negative consequences of America's government working to dominant other regions, while giving examples such as America's early favor for Saddam Hussein.

Besides working for the CIA, Johnson fought in the Korean war and was a professor at the University of California, San Diego. Blowback earned him the American Book Award during 2001. Several other editions have been created.

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