Failed States

Failed States

The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

Book - 2006
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The world's foremost critic of U.S. foreign policy exposes the hollow promises of democracy in American actions abroad--and at home
The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene against "failed states" around the globe. In this much anticipated sequel to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, charging the United States with being a "failed state," and thus a danger to its own people and the world.
"Failed states" Chomsky writes, are those "that do not protect their citizens from violence and perhaps even destruction, that regard themselves as beyond the reach of domestic or international law, and that suffer from a 'democratic deficit, ' having democratic forms but with limited substance." Exploring recent U.S. foreign and domestic policies, Chomsky assesses Washington's escalation of the nuclear risk; the dangerous consequences of the occupation of Iraq; and America's self-exemption from international law. He also examines an American electoral system that frustrates genuine political alternatives, thus impeding any meaningful democracy.
Forceful, lucid, and meticulously documented, "Failed States "offers a comprehensive analysis of a global superpower that has long claimed the right to reshape other nations while its own democratic institutions are in severe crisis, and its policies and practices have recklessly placed the world on the brink of disaster. Systematically dismantling America's claim to being the world's arbiter of democracy, "Failed States "is Chomsky's most focused--and urgent--critique to date.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2006.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780805079128
0805079122
Characteristics: 311 p. :,map. --

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StarGladiator
Jan 23, 2015

Now if only Chomsky would turn that /// withering sarcasm \\\ on to those defense industry investments which are part of his trusts.

RockCastle Aug 15, 2009

Did US foreign policy really work? One Policy that almost bankrupts the entire nation! Can't say I don't care 'cause the policy affected people globally.

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Oct 20, 2008

politics from the left

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