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Starred Review. Forget Iraq and Sudan--America is the foremost failed state, argues the latest polemic from America's most controversial Left intellectual. Chomsky (Imperial Ambitions) contends the U.S. government wallows in lawless military aggression (the Iraq war is merely the latest example); ignores public opinion on everything from global warming to social spending and foreign policy; and jeopardizes domestic security by under-funding homeland defense in favor of tax cuts for the rich and by provoking hatred and instability abroad that may lead to terrorist blowback or nuclear conflict. Ranging haphazardly from the Seminole War forward, Chomsky's jeremiad views American interventionism as a pageant of imperialist power-plays motivated by crass business interests. Disdaining euphemisms, he denounces American "terror" and "war crimes," castigates the public-bamboozling "government-media propaganda campaign" and floats comparisons to Mongols and Nazis. Chomsky's fans will love it, but even mainstream critics are catching up to the substance of his take on Bush Administration policies; meanwhile his uncompromising moral sensibility, icy logic and withering sarcasm remain in a class by themselves. Required reading for every thoughtful citizen.
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Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet. (The New York Times Book Review)See all Product Description
You either love or hate Chomsky, nothing in the middle. To me this book is an eye opener, very well documented and written, and easy to read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alex Hoyos
Great read - Noam Chomsky as usual is to the point and very focused on the subject.Published 13 months ago by Munawar Rasheed
A great novel :)
A bit detailed and a long read...but well worth all the information :)
The premise and ideas produced by Chomsky are thought-provoking and intellectual. It's too bad many of his points in the book are insufficiently supported by misleading quotes and... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2006 by Coach C
Yet another book from one of the leaders of the fifth column. After reading a few chapters at the book store, it simply amazes me that this marxist is still part of readings list... Read morePublished on Dec 24 2006 by E. Toth