Chris Floyd

Admiral Fallon’s Empire


Chris Floyd, author of the blog and the book Empire Burlesque, discusses some antiwar activists’ misplaced admiration for Adm. Fallon, his characterization of the Iranian people as “ants” to be “crushed,” the de-facto replacement of U.S. ambassadors by admirals and generals, the shallowness of the American media, the obvious and yet somehow unpopular fact that foreigners are people, the ongoing American atrocity in Somalia and the Democrats’ bankrupt “liberal interventionism.”

MP3 here. (36:16)

Chris Floyd is an award-winning American journalist, and author of the book, Empire Burlesque: High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Regime. For more than 11 years he wrote the featured political column, Global Eye, for The Moscow Times and the St. Petersburg Times in Russia. He also served as UK correspondent for, and was an editorial writer for three years for The Bergen Record. His work appears regularly CounterPunch, The Baltimore Chronicle and in translation in the Italian paper, Il Manifesto, and has also been published in such venues as The Nation, the Christian Science Monitor, Columbia Journalism Review, The Ecologist and many others. His articles are also featured regularly on such websites as Information Clearing House, Buzzflash, Bushwatch,,, and many others. His work has been cited in The New York Times, USA Today, the Guardian, the Independent and other major newspapers.

Floyd co-founded the blog Empire Burlesque with webmaster Richard Kastelein, who created the site using open-source software. Floyd is also chief editor of Atlantic Free Press, which was founded and designed by Kastelein. Floyd has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years, working in the United States, Great Britain and Russia for various newspapers, magazines, the U.S. government and Oxford University.

3 thoughts on “Chris Floyd”

  1. Thanks for bringing up Somalia. It’s been frustrating to see the people of our country, including many good-hearted activists, not care a bit about what the empire is doing there.

    Your interviews are very informative and have become the first place many of us look to for topical discussion.

  2. i love to argue with Chris Floyd. He reverts to censorship and Bushisms (and even Ashcroftisms) when he is losing an argument. Don’t censor me, bro! Love ya, Chris!

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