Author(s): Noam Chomsky
A devastating analysis of America's political actions (as opposed to its rhetoric) before, during and after the Cold War. Using secret National Security Council planning documents and taking post-war Europe and Central America as paradigms, the author examines America's aggressive colonialist policy. It draws alarming connections between its repression of information inside the U.S. and its aggressive empire-building abroad.
'This book...ought to be required reading in schools and newsrooms for it cuts through the often subtle propaganda about our times and tells us much about the new world order which, as Chomsky points out, is the old Cold War by another name' John Pilger 20050324
" 'Offers a revelatory portrait of the US empire of the 1980s and '90s, an ugly side of America largely kept hidden from the public by a complacent media' - Publishers Weekly. 'Shows how large the gap is between the realities of today's world and the picture of it that is presented to the American public' - Observer"
Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston.A member of the American Academy of Science, he has published widely in both linguistics and current affairs.His previous books include At War with Asia, American Power and the New Mandarins, For Reasons of State, Peace in the Middle East?, Towards a New Cold War, Fateful Triangle: The U.S., Israel and the Palestinians, Pirates and Emperors, The Culture of Terrorism, Manufacturing Consent (with E. S. Herman), and Necessary Illusions.