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

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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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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 220g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141023031
  • 9780141023038
  • 46,622

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About Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1928. He is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, Making the Future, Gaza in Crisis, Occupy, Power Systems, On Anarchism, Because We Say So and Masters of Mankind. He has also been the subject of numerous books of biography and interview and has collaborated with journalists on books including Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine. Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) and his forthcoming Who Rules the World will be published by Hamish Hamilton in autumn 2016.

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