World Orders Old and New

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Noam Chomsky takes on the international scene since 1945, devoting particular attention to events following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Chomsky develops a forceful critique of Western government, from imperialist foreign policies to the Clinton administration's empty promises to the poor.

-Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive. -New York Times Book Review -With his ...

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Overview

Noam Chomsky takes on the international scene since 1945, devoting particular attention to events following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Chomsky develops a forceful critique of Western government, from imperialist foreign policies to the Clinton administration's empty promises to the poor.

-Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive. -New York Times Book Review -With his customary mastery of the historical record and his command of enormous amounts of source material, Chomsky here debunks the notion that the 'new world order' of Bush and Clinton is different in any essentials from the old world order. . . . Impressive. -The Progressive -For nearly thirty years now, Noam Chomsky has parsed the main proposition of American power-what they do is aggression, what we do upholds freedom-with encyclopedic attention to detail and an unflagging sense of outrage. WORLD ORDERS OLD AND NEW . . . may be his best book; it's certainly his most concise and far-ranging. -Utne Reader

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Utne Reader
For nearly thirty years now, Noam Chomsky has parsed the main proposition of American power-what they do is aggression, what we do upholds freedom-with encyclopedic attention to detail and an unflagging sense of outrage. World Orders Old and New... may be his best book; it's certainly his most concise and far-ranging.
The Progressive
With his customary mastery of the historical record and his command of enormous amounts of source material, Chomsky here debunks the notion that the 'new world order' of Bush and Clinton is different in any essentials from the old world order.... Impressive.
New York Times Book Review
Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.
New York Times Book Review
Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.
Progressive
With his customary mastery of the historical record and his command of enormous amounts of source material, Chomsky here debunks the notion that the 'new world order' of Bush and Clinton is different in any essentials from the old world order. . . . Impressive.
Utne Reader
For nearly thirty years now, Noam Chomsky has parsed the main proposition of American power-what they do is aggression, what we do upholds freedom-with encyclopedic attention to detail and an unflagging sense of outrage. World Orders Old and New. . . may be his best book; it's certainly his most concise and far-ranging.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231101578
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 12/6/1996
  • Pages: 311
  • Sales rank: 1,205,557
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Marching in Place 1
1 The Cold War and Population Control 1
2 New World Orders 4
3 A Test Case: Iraq and the West 8
4 The Cold War Reconsidered 26
5 North-South/East-West 74
2 The Political-Economic Order 83
1 Securing the Home Front 84
2 Some Lessons of History 113
3 "The Government of the World" 120
4 The Balance Sheet 129
5 Looking Ahead 157
6 The Contours of the New World Order 178
3 History's "Greatest Prize" 189
1 Updating the Monroe Doctrine 190
2 Containing the Internal Enemy 192
3 The Structure of Power 198
4 The Regional Actors 200
5 Seeking Peace: Stage One 206
6 Seeking Peace: The Interests of the Actors 221
7 Seeking Peace: The Recent Phase 227
8 Conquering History 238
9 The Berlin Wall Falls Again 243
10 After the Agreement 258
Epilogue: Middle East Diplomacy 272
1 The Framework of Rejectionism 272
2 The Peace of the "Victors" 275
3 The Interim Agreement: Jurisdiction 277
4 The Interim Agreement: Some Applications 280
5 The Interim Agreement: Water 284
6 Greater Jerusalem 286
7 The Broader Picture 289
Notes to Chapter 1 299
Notes to Chapter 2 306
Notes to Chapter 3 316
Notes to Epilogue 322
Index 327
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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    Forceful

    This forceful critique of US foreign policy is provoking and thoroughly researched.

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    What is "power-what" and "freedom-with"? Never heard of those hyphenated words before.

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