The Umbrella of U.S. Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy

The Umbrella of U.S. Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy

by Noam Chomsky
     
 

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Chomsky observes the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a "Path to a Better World," while chronicling how far off the trail the United States is with respect to actual political practice and conduct. Analysing the contradictions of U.S. power while illustrating the real progress won by sustained popular struggle, Chomsky cuts through

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Chomsky observes the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a "Path to a Better World," while chronicling how far off the trail the United States is with respect to actual political practice and conduct. Analysing the contradictions of U.S. power while illustrating the real progress won by sustained popular struggle, Chomsky cuts through official political rhetoric to examine how the United States not only violates the UD, but at times uses it as a weapon to wield against designated enemies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609800178
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Open Media Series
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
164 KB

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NOAM CHOMSKY is known throughout the world for his political and philosophical writings as well as for his groundbreaking linguistics work. He has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955 and remains one of America's most uncompromising voices of dissent.

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