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The Resource Failed states : the abuse of power and the assault on democracy, Noam Chomsky

Failed states : the abuse of power and the assault on democracy, Noam Chomsky

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Failed states : the abuse of power and the assault on democracy
Title
Failed states
Title remainder
the abuse of power and the assault on democracy
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Noam Chomsky
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Language
eng
Summary
The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. Chomsky turns the tables, charging the United States with being a "failed state," and therefore 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 nuclear risks; the dangerous consequences of the occupation of Iraq; and Americas's self-exemption from international law. He also examines an American electoral system that frustrates genuine political alternatives, thus impeding any meaningful democracy.--From publisher description
Summary
The sequel to Hegemony or Survival offers a comprehensive analysis of the foreign and domestic policies of the United States--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
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173882
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Chomsky, Noam
Dewey number
327.73009/0511
Index
index present
LC call number
E902
LC item number
.C468 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • United States
  • Unilateral acts (International law)
  • Security, International
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • United States
  • Bush, George W.
Target audience
adult
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the abuse of power and the assault on democracy
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Failed states : the abuse of power and the assault on democracy, Noam Chomsky
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-300) and index
Contents
Stark, dreadful, inescapable -- Outlaw states -- Illegal but legitimate -- Democracy promotion abroad -- Supporting evidence: the Middle East -- Democracy promotion at home
Control code
ocm63680087
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
311 p.
Isbn
9780805079128
Lccn
2006041961
Other control number
9780805079128
Label
Failed states : the abuse of power and the assault on democracy, Noam Chomsky
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-300) and index
Contents
Stark, dreadful, inescapable -- Outlaw states -- Illegal but legitimate -- Democracy promotion abroad -- Supporting evidence: the Middle East -- Democracy promotion at home
Control code
ocm63680087
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
311 p.
Isbn
9780805079128
Lccn
2006041961
Other control number
9780805079128

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