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Chomsky's latest...

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posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 02:13 PM
Finally available in paperback!
-apologies for cross postings- PLEASE FORWARD FAR AND WIDE

Noam Chomsky's Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance

"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

Now available for the first time in trade paperback, his most urgent and sweeping original work in years, HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL: America’s Quest for Global Dominance (Owl Books/Henry Holt and Company; September 1, 2004; $13.00) dissects the U.S. government’s unilateralist policies—from regime change to the militarization of space, from the dismantling of international agreements to preemptive wars—all of which are putting our nation and the world at risk.

Drawing on an astonishing range of documentation, Chomsky shows how the U.S. has long sought to stake out the globe, a process intensified by the current Bush administration. He explains that this “grand imperial strategy” leads to a stark choice: between “two trajectories in current history—one aiming toward hegemony and threatening survival; the other dedicated to the belief that ‘another world is possible.’ Which trajectory will dominate, no one can foretell. The pattern is familiar throughout history; a crucial difference today is that the stakes are higher.”

Scrutinizing the Cuban missile crisis, the bloody aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Middle East road map, and the “war on terrorism” among other crucial moments in recent history, Chomsky argues that America is just as much a terrorist state as any other government or rogue organization. As debate about America’s international role becomes ever more charged, Chomsky’s clear-eyed analysis, cutting through opinion, lies, and propaganda, is indispensable.

Lucid and rigorous, HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL is Chomsky’s most accessible work to date. A definitive statement from one of the world’s most influential political thinkers, Chomsky’s latest book is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the nature of power, of American power in particular, and of the challenges we face.

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