"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 the United States has pursued a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks.
In lucidly written prose, with rich documentation, 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 its drive for hegemony ultimately threatens our existence.
“If, for reasons of chance, or circumstance (or sloth), you have to pick just one book on the subject of the American Empire, I'd say pick this one. It's the Full Monty. It's Chomsky at his best. Hegemony or Survival is necessary reading.” —Arundhati Roy
“Reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive.” —Samantha Power, The New York Times
“Highly readable...cogent and provocative.” —Publishers Weekly