The essential account of geopolitics right now, from one of our greatest living intellectuals - including a new afterword on President Donald Trump
Noam Chomsky: philosopher, political writer, fearless activist. No one has done more to question the hidden actors who govern our lives, calling the powers that be to account. Here he presents Who Rules the World?, his definitive account of those powers, how they work, and why we should be questioning them.
From the dark history of the US and Cuba to China's global rise, from torture memos to sanctions on Iran, this book investigates the defining issues of our times and exposes the hypocrisy at the heart of America's policies and actions. The world's political and financial elite are now operating almost totally unconstrained by the so-called democratic structure. With climate change and nuclear proliferation threatening our very survival, dissenting voices have never been more necessary.
Fiercely outspoken and rigorously argued, Who Rules the World? is an indispensable guide to how things really are.
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.
The west's most prominent critic of US imperialism . . . the closest thing in the English-speaking world to an intellectual superstar
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
Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today
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
Chomsky's work is neither theoretical, nor ideological: it is passionate and righteous
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