Chalmers Johnson is the thinking man's Noam Chomsky. At first blush, you'd take him for your fusty old uncle from the Rotary Club in Sioux Falls. Big mistake. He is a scholar with an indisputable record of achievement researching China and Japan. More important, he has travelled a lot and seen a lot and so has a clear-eyed vision of the world we have come to dominate, and the mess we have made on it. He's not particularly interested in conspiracies. Maybe he sees them, maybe not. But he's got a full plate just recording the ugly surface.
So he is Chomsky without the BS and the paranoia. Fascinating guy. He is guest-blogging this week at the TPMCoffee House (link). Catch of the day, don't miss him.