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An immediate national bestseller, Hegemony or Survival demonstrates how, for more than half a century the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing — as in the Cuban missile crisis — to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks. World-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this perilous moment and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species.

With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky tracks the U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of "full spectrum dominance" and vividly lays out how the most recent manifestations of the politics of global control — from unilateralism to the dismantling of international agreements to state terrorism — cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threatens our existence. Lucidly written, thoroughly documented, and featuring a new afterword by the author, Hegemony or Survival is a definitive statement from one of today's most influential thinkers.

Review:

"[T]he book, with its wealth of information, is a thoughtful, well-argued antidote to the conventional wisdom." The Nation

Review:

"If, for reasons of chance, or circumstance (or sloth), you have to pick just one book on the subject of the American Empire, I'd say pick this one. It's the Full Monty. It's Chomsky at his best. Hegemony or Survival is necessary reading." Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things

Review:

"How did we ever get to be an empire? The writings of Noam Chomsky — America's most useful citizen, in my opinion — are the best answer to that question. Hegemony or Survival is an excellent summary of his views." Boston Globe

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"An impassioned polemic, it catalogues and recounts all of the real, alleged and imagined errors, inconsistencies and hypocrisies that have marred American statecraft over the past century....Reading Chomsky is a little like listening to AM talk radio, albeit with an inverted ideological slant." The Washington Post Book World

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"A raging and often meandering assault on United States foreign policy and the elites who shape it....[F]or all that is wrong with Hegemony or Survival, reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive..." Samantha Power, The New York Times

Review:

"[H]ighly readable....Chomsky brings together many themes he has mined in the past, making this cogent and provocative book an important addition to an ongoing public discussion about U.S. policy." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Chomsky offers a cautionary look at where we may be headed as a nation and the growing threats to world peace and personal freedom." Booklist

Synopsis:

Lucidly written, thoroughly documented, and featuring a new Afterword by the author, Hegemony or Survival is today's most influential thinker's definitive statement on America's alleged quest for global dominance.

Synopsis:

For over sixty-five years, the United States war machine has been on automatic pilot. Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that America's motives in 'exporting' democracy are honorable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book, William Blum, a leading dissident chronicler of US foreign policy and the author of controversial bestseller Rogue State, argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Moreover, unless this fallacy is unlearned, and until people understand fully the worldwide suffering American policy has caused, we will never be able to stop the monster.

Synopsis:

Since World War II, the United States has repeatedly posited itself as a defender of democracy, using its military might to promote freedom abroad even as it ascended to the status of the world’s only superpower. The answer to almost every international problem, it seems, has been American military intervention—which is always pitched as a disinterested, noble attempt to deal with a crisis.

In America’s Deadliest Export, William Blum mounts a powerful case against this belief—and against postwar American foreign policy in general. Stripping away the lies that have hidden America’s true agenda, Blum reveals the real goals—and brutal consequences—of American militarism.

“A fireball of terse information—one of our best muckrakers.”—Oliver Stone

 

“This book deals with unpleasant subjects yet it is a pleasure to read. Blum continues to provide us with convincing critiques of US global policy in a freshly informed and engaging way.”—Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism

 

“With good cheer and humor Blum guides us toward understanding that our government does not mean well. Once we've grasped that, we're far more capable of effectively doing good ourselves.”—David Swanson, author of War Is a Lie

Synopsis:

"Reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive . . . He is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet." -The New York Times Book Review

An immediate national bestseller, Hegemony or Survival demonstrates how, for more than half a century the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing-as in the Cuban missile crisis-to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks. World-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this perilous moment and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species.

With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky tracks the U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of "full spectrum dominance" and vividly lays out how the most recent manifestations of the politics of global control-from unilateralism to the dismantling of international agreements to state terrorism-cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threatens our existence. Lucidly written, thoroughly documented, and featuring a new afterword by the author, Hegemony or Survival is a definitive statement from one of today's most influential thinkers.

About the Author

Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political works, from American Power and The New Mandarins to 9-11. Institute Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, he is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2014 edition

Introduction

1. US foreign policy vs the world

2. Terrorism

3. Iraq

4. Afghanistan

5. Iran

6. George W. Bush

7. Condoleezza Rice

8. Human rights, civil liberties, and torture

9. WikiLeaks

10. Conspiracies

11. Yugoslavia

12. Libya

13. Latin America

14. Cuba

15. The Cold War and anti-communism

16. The 1960s

17. Ideology and society

18. Our precious environment

19. The problem with capitalism

20. Media

21. Barack Obama

22. Patriotism

23. Dissent and resistance in America

24. Religion

25. Laughing despite the empire

26. But what can we do?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805076882
Subtitle:
Democracy - The Truth about US Foreign Policy and Everything Else
Author:
Chomsky, Noam
Author:
Blum, William
Author:
Chomsky, Noam, Et
Publisher:
Zed Books
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Intervention (International law)
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
POL033000
Subject:
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
American Empire Project
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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Product details 368 pages Owl Books (NY) - English 9780805076882 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he book, with its wealth of information, is a thoughtful, well-argued antidote to the conventional wisdom."
"Review" by , "If, for reasons of chance, or circumstance (or sloth), you have to pick just one book on the subject of the American Empire, I'd say pick this one. It's the Full Monty. It's Chomsky at his best. Hegemony or Survival is necessary reading."
"Review" by , "How did we ever get to be an empire? The writings of Noam Chomsky — America's most useful citizen, in my opinion — are the best answer to that question. Hegemony or Survival is an excellent summary of his views."
"Review" by , "An impassioned polemic, it catalogues and recounts all of the real, alleged and imagined errors, inconsistencies and hypocrisies that have marred American statecraft over the past century....Reading Chomsky is a little like listening to AM talk radio, albeit with an inverted ideological slant."
"Review" by , "A raging and often meandering assault on United States foreign policy and the elites who shape it....[F]or all that is wrong with Hegemony or Survival, reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive..."
"Review" by , "[H]ighly readable....Chomsky brings together many themes he has mined in the past, making this cogent and provocative book an important addition to an ongoing public discussion about U.S. policy."
"Review" by , "Chomsky offers a cautionary look at where we may be headed as a nation and the growing threats to world peace and personal freedom."
"Synopsis" by , Lucidly written, thoroughly documented, and featuring a new Afterword by the author, Hegemony or Survival is today's most influential thinker's definitive statement on America's alleged quest for global dominance.
"Synopsis" by ,

For over sixty-five years, the United States war machine has been on automatic pilot. Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that America's motives in 'exporting' democracy are honorable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book, William Blum, a leading dissident chronicler of US foreign policy and the author of controversial bestseller Rogue State, argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Moreover, unless this fallacy is unlearned, and until people understand fully the worldwide suffering American policy has caused, we will never be able to stop the monster.

"Synopsis" by ,
Since World War II, the United States has repeatedly posited itself as a defender of democracy, using its military might to promote freedom abroad even as it ascended to the status of the world’s only superpower. The answer to almost every international problem, it seems, has been American military intervention—which is always pitched as a disinterested, noble attempt to deal with a crisis.

In America’s Deadliest Export, William Blum mounts a powerful case against this belief—and against postwar American foreign policy in general. Stripping away the lies that have hidden America’s true agenda, Blum reveals the real goals—and brutal consequences—of American militarism.

“A fireball of terse information—one of our best muckrakers.”—Oliver Stone

 

“This book deals with unpleasant subjects yet it is a pleasure to read. Blum continues to provide us with convincing critiques of US global policy in a freshly informed and engaging way.”—Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism

 

“With good cheer and humor Blum guides us toward understanding that our government does not mean well. Once we've grasped that, we're far more capable of effectively doing good ourselves.”—David Swanson, author of War Is a Lie

"Synopsis" by ,
"Reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive . . . He is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet." -The New York Times Book Review

An immediate national bestseller, Hegemony or Survival demonstrates how, for more than half a century the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing-as in the Cuban missile crisis-to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks. World-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this perilous moment and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species.

With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky tracks the U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of "full spectrum dominance" and vividly lays out how the most recent manifestations of the politics of global control-from unilateralism to the dismantling of international agreements to state terrorism-cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threatens our existence. Lucidly written, thoroughly documented, and featuring a new afterword by the author, Hegemony or Survival is a definitive statement from one of today's most influential thinkers.

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