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Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

Author: Chomsky, Noam

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Format:Paperback

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Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy : The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. In this much-anticipated follow-up to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, showing how the United States itself shares features with other failed states - suffering from a severe "democratic deficit," eschewing domestic and international law, and adopting policies that increasingly endanger its own citizens and the world. Exploring the latest developments in U.S. foreign and domestic policy, Chomsky reveals Washington's plans to further militarize the planet, greatly increasing the risks of nuclear war. He also assesses the dangerous consequences of the occupation of Iraq; documents Washington's self-exemption from international norms, including the Geneva conventions and the Kyoto Protocol; and examines how the U.S. electoral system is designed to eliminate genuine political alternatives, 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. Systematically dismantling the United States' pretense of being the world's arbiter of democracy, Failed States is Chomsky's most focused - and urgent - critique to date.


Category   Subject
Political Science   Government
Political Science   History & Theory
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9780805082845
ISBN 10:0805082840
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:311
Size:8.20" l x 5.60" w x 1.00" h
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