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Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance

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We are entering a period of human history that may provide an answer to the question of whether there is intelligent life on earth, at least in the sense of "intelligence" that might be admired by a sensible extraterrestrial observer. The most hopeful prospect is that the question will not be answered: for any definitive response can only conclude that humans are a kind of "biological error," using their allotted 100,000 years—the life expectancy of a species—to destroy themselves and, in the process, much else. Humans have surely developed the capacity to do just that: our hypothetical extraterrestrial observer might argue that they have demonstrated that destructiveness throughout their history, and dramatically so in the past few hundred years—with an assault on biological diversity, on the environment that sustains life, and, with cold and calculated savagery, on each other as well.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805074000
Subtitle:
America's Quest for Global Dominance
Author:
Chomsky, Noam
Author:
Jones, Brian
Publisher:
Metropolitan Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Intervention (International law)
Subject:
Intervention.
Subject:
State-sponsored terrorism.
Subject:
Unilateral acts
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
War on Terrorism,
Subject:
POL033000
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
American Empire Project
Series Volume:
no. 204
Publication Date:
20031104
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 CDs, 7 hours
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.3 x 0.9 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » Chomsky Noam
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
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Product details 288 pages Metropolitan Books - English 9780805074000 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Claiming that the U.S. is a rogue nation in its foreign policies and its 'contempt for international law,' 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."
"Synopsis" by ,
The worlds foremost intellectual activist narrates his irrefutable analysis of Americas 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 Americas quest for global supremacy, tracking the U.S. governments aggressive pursuit of policies intended to achieve “full spectrum dominance” at any cost. He lays out vividly how the various strands of policy 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 Chomskys most urgent and sweeping work in years, certain to spark widespread debate.

"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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