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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
Statement of responsibility
Noam Chomsky
Creator
Subject
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
Writing style
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173882
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
bibliography
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True
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  • Bush, George W.
  • Unilateral acts (International law)
  • Security, International
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the abuse of power and the assault on democracy
Label
Failed states : the abuse of power and the assault on democracy, Noam Chomsky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Holt paperback."
  • Originally published: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
811485
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Holt Paperbacks edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780805082845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805082845
  • (OCoLC)123916512
Label
Failed states : the abuse of power and the assault on democracy, Noam Chomsky
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Holt paperback."
  • Originally published: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
811485
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Holt Paperbacks edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780805082845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805082845
  • (OCoLC)123916512

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