Failed States

Failed States

The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

Book - 2006
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The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. Chomsky turns the tables, charging the United States with being a "failed state," and therefore a danger to its own people and the world. "Failed states," Chomsky writes, are those "that do not protect their citizens from violence and perhaps even destruction, that regard themselves as beyond the reach of domestic or international law, and that suffer from a 'democratic deficit,' having democratic forms but with limited substance." Exploring recent U.S. foreign and domestic policies, Chomsky assesses Washington's escalation of nuclear risks; the dangerous consequences of the occupation of Iraq; and Americas's self-exemption from international law. He also examines an American electoral system that frustrates genuine political alternatives, thus impeding any meaningful democracy.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York :, Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt,, 2006.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805079128
Branch Call Number: 327.7300905 CH
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 23, 2015

Now if only Chomsky would turn that /// withering sarcasm \\\ on to those defense industry investments which are part of his trusts.

RockCastle Aug 15, 2009

Did US foreign policy really work? One Policy that almost bankrupts the entire nation! Can't say I don't care 'cause the policy affected people globally.

Oct 20, 2008

politics from the left


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