After the Cataclysm

After the Cataclysm : The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume II

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The second volume of The Political Economy of Human Rights remains one of the most controversial works produced by Chomsky to date. In a much discussed chapter on Cambodia, Chomsky and Herman questioned official Western narratives on the Khmer Rouge and suggested that the evidence available did not match up to the assertions being made at that time. These claims would resurface in a recent controversy with the Continental philosopher Slavoj Zizek and readers will now be able to judge for themselves the veracity of Zizek's claims. The work also contains important analysis of Western interventions across Indochina, including Vietnam and Laos, and provides a searing critique of American imperial aspirations in the region.
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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 38mm | 455g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 0745335500
  • 9780745335506
  • 895,964

About Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a world renowned linguist and one of our foremost social critics. He is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and the author of numerous books for Pluto Press. Edward S. Herman is professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and a media analyst with a specialty in corporate and regulatory issues as well as political economy. He has collaborated with Noam Chomsky on a number of books and elaborated a propaganda model of media criticism.
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