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The Umbrella of U.S. Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradicitions of U.S. Policy (Seven Stories' Open Media Pamphlet Series)by Noam Chomsky
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Chomsky observes the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a "Path to a Better World," while chronicling how far off the trail the United States is with respect to actual political practice and conduct. Analysing the contradictions of U.S. power while illustrating the real progress won by sustained popular struggle, Chomsky cuts through official political rhetoric to examine how the United States not only violates the UD, but at times uses it as a weapon to wield against designated enemies.
Chomsky observes the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights while chronicling how the foreign policy of the US too often differs from its rhetoric.
About the Author
Noam Chomsky is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author most recently of Hegemony or Survival, 9/11, and Power and Terror.
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