Hegemony or Survival

Hegemony or Survival

America's Quest for Global Dominance

Book - 2003
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"Reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive . . . He is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet." - The New York Times Book Review

An immediate national bestseller, Hegemony or Survival demonstrates how, for more than half a century the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing-as in the Cuban missile crisis-to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks. World-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this perilous moment and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species.

With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky tracks the U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of "full spectrum dominance" and vividly lays out how the most recent manifestations of the politics of global control-from unilateralism to the dismantling of international agreements to state terrorism-cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threatens our existence. Lucidly written, thoroughly documented, and featuring a new afterword by the author, Hegemony or Survival is a definitive statement from one of today's most influential thinkers.

Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805076882
0805076883
9780805074000
0805074007
Branch Call Number: 327.73 CHOMSKY
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 25 cm.

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redban Oct 26, 2014

Please note that StarGladiator's 1-star rating is a critique of Noam Chomsky's inconsistencies towards JFK. Another major critique is Chomsky's constant framing within the political theater while being vague about the exact details of financial oppression (i.e. Wall Street). While these are all fascinating topics for true Progressives/Liberals/Socialists/Syndicalists/Anarchists, I think this particular book deserves much more than 1 star as it sets out many truths and basic moral principles.

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Oct 26, 2014

Noam Chomsky is against global hegemony, yet when a president entered the White House who worked against this, who sent memos to the US State Department stating the American military advisor withdrawls from South Vietnam would begin in late November of 1963, and publicy promised to Latin America that no US troops would be sent there during Kennedy's administration to enforce the whims of the multinationals [exactly what President Franklin Roosevelt had also promised], Chomsky somehow neglects all this and trashes Kennedy at every turn.

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