Roger Burbach

Roger Burbach is director of research and publication at the Center for the Study of the Americas (CENSA) in Berkeley, California.

  • Imperial Overstretch

    George W. Bush and the Hubris of Empire

    By Roger Burbach and Jim Tarbell     January 2004

    George W. Bush has fundamentally changed America’s place in the world. In some neo-conservative circles the word “empire” is back in fashion, and a great republic that broke away from the British Empire is now supposed to be proud of its new imperial role. This book explains how the neo-conservatives and the petro-military complex have hijacked US foreign policy. It examines the price that Americans will have to pay for this new era of unlimited US military might–a never-ending fear of terrorism, mushrooming defence and security spending, the erosion of civil liberties at home and the deaths abroad of tens of thousands of civilian and military combatants.