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  • Published: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241972588
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Who Rules the World?




Examination of contemporary America's pursuit and exercise of power from the world's most influential political commentator

'As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, the powerful can do as they please and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.'

In the post-9/11 era, America's policy-makers have increasingly prioritised the pursuit of power, both military and economic, above all else -- human rights, democracy, even security. Drawing on examples ranging from expanding drone assassination programs to civil war in Syria to the continued violence in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine, philosopher, political commentator and prolific activist Noam Chomsky offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power in our increasingly chaotic planet.

  • Published: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241972588
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the author

Noam Chomsky

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.

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Praise for Who Rules the World?

A plea to end American hypocrisy, to introduce a more consistently principled dimension to American relations with the world, and, to scrutinize critically how the US government actually exercises its still-unmatched power

New York Review of Books

Chomsky's work is neither theoretical, nor ideological: it is passionate and righteous

Times Literary Supplement

Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today

New York Times Book Review

One of the greatest, most radical public thinkers of our time. When the sun sets on the American empire, as it will, as it must, Noam Chomsky's work will survive

Arundhati Roy

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

The west's most prominent critic of US imperialism . . . the closest thing in the English-speaking world to an intellectual superstar

The Guardian

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