Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
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Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Chalmers Johnson, who is President of the Japan Policy Research Institute. A distinguished social scientist and public intellectual, he's the author of fifteen books, including Peasant Nationalism and Communist Power, a classic in Chinese studies, and MITI and the Japanese Miracle, a classic in Japanese studies. Professor Johnson is a former professor of political science at UC Berkeley, where he also served as chairman of the department and chair of the Center for Chinese Studies. He's an emeritus professor of political science at UC San Diego. His most recent books focus on American power in the world, and include Okinawa: Cold War Island; Blowback: The Cost and Consequences of American Empire; and he has just published The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic.
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