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In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the expanding drone assassination program to the threat of nuclear warfare, as well as the flashpoints of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet.
In the process, Chomsky provides a brilliant anatomy of just how U.S. elites have grown ever more insulated from any democratic constraints on their power. While the broader population is lulled into apathy—diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable—the corporations and the rich have increasingly been allowed to do as they please.
Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, Who Rules the World? delivers the indispensable understanding of the central conflicts and dangers of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky.
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May 24, 2016
Don't let the three star review throw you off. This is a very good book for a number of reasons:
1) Chomsky's playful and impish logic is as sharp as ever.
2) This is a very good/gentle introduction for people who have not read Chomsky's more technical political philosophy and may f...
July 17, 2017
Tantos Jardins Para Cultivar
A leitura deste livro recordou-me uma imagem da Mafalda (aquela miúda gira e esperta criada pelo Quino), a auscultar um Globo Terrestre , que ela deitara com o maior carinho numa caminha de bonecas. Ao sentir a mãe aproximar-se numa sonora tagarelice, calou-a imediatam...
August 05, 2017
***** Or, What Principles Rule The World? *****
I recently emailed Professor Chomsky regarding a question that had been nagging me for some time (especially whilst reading this book). Why should we pay attention to mainstream media sources? Are they even worth picking up given their inherent bias...
May 21, 2016
"North Korea may be the craziest country in the world. It’s certainly a good competitor for that title. But it does make sense to try to figure out what’s in the minds of people when they’re acting in crazy ways. Why would they behave the way they do? Just imagine ourselves in their situation. Im...
June 03, 2016
Horrifying. Whether you're inclined to believe the author's (Noam Chomsky) analysis or the views of those he opposes, I doubt anyone can read unmoved this rollcall of suffering. So much violence, so many deaths. It does demand an answer: what motivates us as societies and individuals to commit an...
June 01, 2016
I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway.
And holy hell am I glad I did. In 100 years, when Chomsky is understood as the definitive intellectual giant of our time, this will be the book historians reference. Who Rules the World? is the culmination of all of Chomsky's work packed into a ti...
May 30, 2017
For me, this thought-provoking and deeply disturbing book comes as the perfect supplement to the People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn which is still haunting me on a daily basis (I still haven't been able to write a review about it, three months after finishing it). The plain and...
May 30, 2016
I can see this book being criticized for repetitiveness, but I understand the repetition to be helpful for deprogramming. Chomsky is a treasure.
June 28, 2017
A wealth of knowledge. But like most other Chomsky books, very dry and sometimes even hard to follow.
I can't help it but think that Chomsky's moral belief is not suited for this line of work, or maybe he writes for people who think that maybe US should actually care about right or wrong, or that...
May 20, 2016
Chomsky has not lost his edge or his ability to completely turn your thinking inside out on any major foreign policy decision or issue of current affairs. While he makes some comparisons and analogies that are quite strained, his indictment of the ruling class and their insulation from democratic...