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Rogue States
The Rule of Force in World Affairs
Chomsky argues that the real 'rogue' states are the United States and its allies.
In this still-timely classic, Noam Chomsky argues that the real “rogue” states are the United States and its allies. Chomsky turns his penetrating gaze toward U.S. involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America to trace the enduring combined effects of military domination and economic imperialism on these regions.
Reviews
  • "World-famous MIT linguist [Noam Chomsky] has long kept up a second career as a cogent voice of the hard left, excoriating American imperialism, critiquing blinkered journalists and attacking global economic injustice…. [In Rogue States] Chomsky has delivered another impressive argument that the U.S. flouts international law when it finds it convenient to do so."
    —Publishers Weekly

    "Noam Chomsky is like a medic attempting to cure a national epidemic of selective amnesia…. [Rogue States is] a timely guide to the tactics that the powerful employ to keep power concentrated and people compliant…. Chomsky's work is crucial at a time when our empire perpetually disguises its pursuit of power under the banners of 'aid,' 'humanitarian intervention,' and 'globalization.' Americans have to begin deciphering the rhetoric. Chomsky's a good place to start."
    —Village Voice

    "Nothing escapes [Chomsky's] attention… [Rogue States is] wonderfully lucid."
    —PeaceWork
  • "World-famous MIT linguist [Noam Chomsky] has long kept up a second career as a cogent voice of the hard left, excoriating American imperialism, critiquing blinkered journalists and attacking global economic injustice…. [In Rogue States] Chomsky has delivered another impressive argument that the U.S. flouts international law when it finds it convenient to do so."
    —Publishers Weekly

    "Noam Chomsky is like a medic attempting to cure a national epidemic of selective amnesia…. [Rogue States is] a timely guide to the tactics that the powerful employ to keep power concentrated and people compliant…. Chomsky's work is crucial at a time when our empire perpetually disguises its pursuit of power under the banners of 'aid,' 'humanitarian intervention,' and 'globalization.' Americans have to begin deciphering the rhetoric. Chomsky's a good place to start."
    —Village Voice

    "Nothing escapes [Chomsky's] attention… [Rogue States is] wonderfully lucid."
    —PeaceWork

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  • Turning the Tide

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  • Powers and Prospects

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  • Culture of Terrorism

    This scathing critique of US political culture is a brilliant analysis of the Iran-Contra scandal.
  • On Power and Ideology

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  • Propaganda and the Public Mind

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  • Rethinking Camelot

    Explores JFK’s role in US invasion of Vietnam and a reflects on the political culture that encouraged the Cold War.
  • Year 501

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  • On Palestine

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  • Pirates and Emperors, Old and New

    A brilliant account of the workings of state terrorism by the world’s foremost critic of U.S. Imperialism.
  • Fateful Triangle

    A comprehensive indictment of what Noam Chomsky calls the "disgraceful and extremely dangerous" policy the US has enacted towards Israel.
  • After the Cataclysm

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  • The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism

    Analyzes U.S. policy in Latin America, Asia, and Africa media and the role of the media in misreporting these policies.
  • Masters of Mankind

    A brilliant indictment of US imperial power.
  • Gaza in Crisis

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  • Hopes and Prospects (unabridged audiobook)

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  • Intervenciones

    Short, forceful commentaries on US politics from Latin America to the Middle East.