Hegemony or Survival America's Quest for Global Dominance

ISBN-10: 0805074007
ISBN-13: 9780805074000
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Noam Chomsky
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 11/4/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The United States is in the process of staking out not just the globe but the last unarmed spot in our neighborhood-the heavens-as a militarized sphere of influence. Our earth and its skies are, for the Bush administration, the final frontiers of imperial control. In Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this moment, what kind of peril we find ourselves in, and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species. With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky dissects America's quest for global supremacy, tracking the U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of policies intended to achieve 'full spectrum dominance' at any cost. He lays out vividly how the various strands of policy-the militarization of space, the ballistic-missile defense program, unilateralism, the dismantling of international agreements, and the response to the Iraqi crisis-cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threatens our survival. In our era, he argues, empire is a recipe for an earthly wasteland. Lucid, rigorous, and thoroughly documented, Hegemony or Survival promises to be Chomsky's most urgent and sweeping work in years, certain to spark widespread debate.

Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the author of more than 80 books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Priorities and Prospects
Imperial Grand Strategy
The New Era of Enlightenment
Dangerous Times
The Iraq Connection
Dilemmas of Dominance
Cauldron of Animosities
Terrorism and Justice: Some Useful Truisms
A Passing Nightmare?
Notes
Index

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