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Failed states : the abuse of power and the assault on democracy

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2006.
Series: American empire project.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Chomsky, Noam.
Failed states.
New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2006
(OCoLC)607788891
Online version:
Chomsky, Noam.
Failed states.
New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2006
(OCoLC)608802745
Named Person: George W Bush; George W Bush
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noam Chomsky
ISBN: 9780805079128 0805079122
OCLC Number: 63680087
Description: 311 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Stark, dreadful, inescapable --
Outlaw states --
Illegal but legitimate --
Democracy promotion abroad --
Supporting evidence: the Middle East --
Democracy promotion at home.
Series Title: American empire project.
Responsibility: Noam Chomsky.
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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.

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