Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy


By (author) Noam Chomsky

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 29 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141023031
  • ISBN 13: 9780141023038
  • Sales rank: 46,498

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The United States asserts the right to use military force against 'failed states' around the globe. But as Noam Chomsky argues in this devastating analysis, America shares features with many of the regimes it insists are failing and constitute a danger to their neighbours. Offering a comprehensive and radical examination of America past and present, Chomsky shows how this lone superpower - which topples foreign governments, invades states that threaten its interests and imposes sanctions on regimes it opposes - has stretched its own democratic institutions to breaking point, and how an America in crisis places the world ever closer to the brink of nuclear and environmental disaster.

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Author information

Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political works, including Hegemeny or Survival, Imperial Ambitions and, with Gilbert Achcar, Perilous Power, all published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. A professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, Chomsky is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.