Excerpt of 2007 conversation with Chalmers Johnson

December 6, 2010

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Chalmers Johnson warned that the U.S. could collapse like the Soviet Union.

Today, we’re remembering author and political scientist Chalmers Johnson, who passed away last month.

Chalmers was a devoted cold warrior. While he once worked with the CIA, he came to believe the intelligence outfit would subvert the U.S. Congress and the constitution.

The last time Worldview talked to Chalmers was around the release of his final book from the Blowback trilogy called "Nemesis: The End of the American Republic."

Chalmers told Jerome he believed the U.S. could collapse like the Soviet Union.