The Chomsky Reader

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780307772497
Size: 15.89 MB
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The political and linguistic writings of America's leading dissident intellectual. He relates his political ideals to his theories about language. From the Trade Paperback edition.

World Orders Old And New

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 0745313205
Size: 13.48 MB
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'The most we can hope for I suppose is that every reporter might one day carry World Orders, Old and New around in his back pocket' Robert Fisk, Independent'Chomsky's work is neither theoretical, nor ideological: it is passionate and righteous. It has some of the qualities of Revelations, the Old Testament prophets and Blake' Ken Jowitt, TLSFor those who pursue justice and have an interest in the future of the planet World Orders, Old and New is compulsory reading' Catholic HeraldIn this widely acclaimed study of global politics, Chomsky offers a devastating critique of conventional definitions of the 'new world order'. It is, he argues, nothing more than an ingenious piece of 'historical engineering', whereby the pretexts for the Cold War - nuclear threat, Eastern Bloc menace - have been deftly replaced by a new set of convenient justifications for a Western agenda that remains largely unchanged.Now with a new and extensive epilogue on the Middle East, World Orders Old And New is as relevant now as when it was first published.

Hegemony Or Survival

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429900210
Size: 15.25 MB
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From the world's foremost intellectual activist, an irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total domination and the catastrophic consequences that are sure to follow The United States is in the process of staking out not just the globe but the last unarmed spot in our neighborhood-the heavens-as a militarized sphere of influence. Our earth and its skies are, for the Bush administration, the final frontiers of imperial control. In Hegemony or Survival , Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this moment, what kind of peril we find ourselves in, and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species. With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky dissects America's quest for global supremacy, tracking the U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of policies intended to achieve "full spectrum dominance" at any cost. He lays out vividly how the various strands of policy-the militarization of space, the ballistic-missile defense program, unilateralism, the dismantling of international agreements, and the response to the Iraqi crisis-cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threatens our survival. In our era, he argues, empire is a recipe for an earthly wasteland. Lucid, rigorous, and thoroughly documented, Hegemony or Survival promises to be Chomsky's most urgent and sweeping work in years, certain to spark widespread debate.

Manufacturing Consent

Author: Edward S. Herman
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780307801623
Size: 18.24 MB
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An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news. From the Trade Paperback edition.