The most influential political writer alive today presents a state-of-the-world look at America's global power and politics.
'As long as the general population is diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, the powerful can do as they please . . . '
In the post-9/11 era, America's policy-makers have prioritised the pursuit of power above all else - human rights, democracy, even security. From expanding drone assassination programs to civil war in Syria to underwriting the violence in Israel and Palestine, Noam Chomsky offers insights into the workings of imperial power in our increasingly chaotic planet. As philosopher, political commentator and prolific activist, Chomsky has a unique capacity for presenting the facts of our global situation with intelligence, nuance and real impact.
About the Author
Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. A member of the American Academy of Science, he has published widely in both linguistics and current affairs. His books include At War with Asia, Towards a New Cold War, Fateful Triangle: The U. S., Israel and the Palestinians, Necessary Illusions, Hegemony or Survival, Deterring Democracy, Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy and Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media.
Noam Chomsky was recently named the world's number-one public intellectual in a poll by Prospect magazine. He is the author of numerous bestselling political works, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions and Failed States , all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton and Penguin. Noam Chomsky is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics.
Publisher's description. Noam Chomsky is the world's most influential political commentator, bar none. Here he presents a comprehensive examination of contemporary America, its behaviour at home and abroad, its single-minded pursuit and exercise of power. * Penguin *