David Vine is Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. David is the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (Princeton University Press, 2009). His new book, Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Overseas Harm America and the World, will be published by Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt in August 2015. Many of David’s articles and information about his books and other work can be found at www.davidvine.net.
A review of Base Nation by David Swanson is here: http://davidswanson.org/node/4825
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While this is undoubtedly very good background information, I am somewhat troubled that there is no mention at all regarding my good friend and admirer, Chalmers Johnson. Dr.Johnson’s trilogy, which includes “Bases” plus his final (before his death) radical representation of what to do about it is groundbreaking. We all owe a certain debt of gratitude to the courageous and scholarly contribution of a true American patriot.