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Internationally renowned political commentator Noam Chomsky examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post 9/11 world

Noam Chomsky is the world's foremost intellectual activist. Over the last half century, no one has done more to question the great global powers who govern our lives, forensically scrutinizing policies and actions, calling our politicians, institutions and media to account.
The culmination of years of work, Who Rules the World? is Chomsky's definitive intellectual investigation into the major issues of our times. From the dark history of the US and Cuba to China's global rise, from torture memos to sanctions on Iran, Chomsky explores how America's talk of freedom and human rights is often at odds with its actions. Delving deep into the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he provides nuanced, surprising insights into the workings of modern-day imperial power.
The world's political and financial elite have become ever more insulated from democratic constraints on their actions. Chomsky shines a powerful light on this inconvenient truth. With climate change and nuclear proliferation threatening the survival of our civilization, the message has never been more pertinent or more urgent: the need for an engaged and active public to steer the world away from disaster grows ever greater.
Fiercely outspoken and rigorously argued, Who Rules the World? is an indispensable guide to how things really are from the lone authoritative voice courageous and clear-sighted enough to tell us the truth.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780241189443
ISBN-10: 0241189446
Pagini: 320
Dimensiuni: 153 x 234 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.42 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Hamish Hamilton
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Noam Chomsky is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, Making the Future, On Anarchism, Masters of Mankind and Who Rules the World. He has also been the subject of numerous books of biography and interviews and has collaborated with journalists on books such as Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine. Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Recenzii

Chomsky's work is neither theoretical, nor ideological: it is passionate and righteous
The west's most prominent critic of US imperialism . . . the closest thing in the English-speaking world to an intellectual superstar
One of the greatest, most radical public thinkers of our time. When the sun sets on the American empire, as it will, as it must, Noam Chomsky's work will survive
Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today
A plea to end American hypocrisy, to introduce a more consistently principled dimension to American relations with the world, and, to scrutinize critically how the US government actually exercises its still-unmatched power

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'Includes valuable arguments and evidence about the hypocrisy, even perfidy, of US foreign policy' The Times Literary Supplement
Who Rules the World? is Noam Chomsky's rigorous examination of the dark currents underlying some of the major issues of our times. From the secret history of the US and Cuba to China's global ascent, from torture memos to sanctions on Iran, he explores how the United States' talk of freedom and human rights is often at odds with its actions. Delving deep into the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he offers a terrifying picture of the inner and outer workings of modern-day imperial power.
'With relentless logic, Chomsky bids us to listen closely to what our leaders tell us - and to discern what they are leaving out. Agree with him or not, we lose out by not listening' BusinessWeek
'It is possible that, if the United States goes the way of nineteenth-century Britain, Chomsky's interpretation will be the standard among historians a hundred years from now' New Yorker
'For anyone wanting to find out more about the world we live in . . . there is one simple answer: read Noam Chomsky' New Statesman
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