What Uncle Sam Really Wants

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A brilliant distillation of the real motivations behind U.S. foreign policy, compiled from talks and interviews completed between 1986 and 1991, with particular attention to Central America.

This readable 96-page guide is a brilliant analysis of the real motivations behind U.S. foreign policy, culled from Noam Chomsky's celebrated speeches and edited for clarity and readability. Ten duotone photographs.

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Overview

A brilliant distillation of the real motivations behind U.S. foreign policy, compiled from talks and interviews completed between 1986 and 1991, with particular attention to Central America.

This readable 96-page guide is a brilliant analysis of the real motivations behind U.S. foreign policy, culled from Noam Chomsky's celebrated speeches and edited for clarity and readability. Ten duotone photographs.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781878825018
  • Publisher: Odonian Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Series: Real Story Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 111
  • Product dimensions: 4.21 (w) x 6.97 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's foreword 6
The main goals of US foreign policy
Protecting our turf 7
The liberal extreme 9
The "Grand Area" 11
Restoring the traditional order 14
Our commitment to democracy 19
The threat of a good example 22
The three-sided world 25
Devastation abroad
Our Good Neighbor policy 29
The crucifixion of El Salvador 34
Teaching Nicaragua a lesson 40
Making Guatemala a killing field 46
The invasion of Panama 50
Inoculating Southeast Asia 56
The Gulf War 60
The Iran/contra cover-up 68
The prospects for Eastern Europe 69
The world's rent-a-thug 73
Brainwashing at home
How the Cold War worked 78
The war on (certain) drugs 82
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength 86
Socialism, real and fake 91
The media 93
The future
Things have changed 96
What you can do 98
The struggle continues 100
Political books by Noam Chomsky 102
Notes 103
Index 106
Other Real Story titles 112
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2005

    96 pages to change your world view

    This book is very well written; I read it in a single sitting. Chomsky answers the question of 'why does the last 60 years of US foreign policy seem to be a never ending series of random mistakes'? The answer will stun you.

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