World Orders, Old and New

World Orders, Old and New

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In this widely acclaimed study of global politics, Chomsky offers a devastating critique of conventional definitions of the `new world order'. It is, he argues, nothing more than an ingenious piece of `historical engineering', whereby the pretexts for the Cold War - nuclear threat, Eastern Bloc menace - have been deftly replaced by a new set of convenient justifications for a Western agenda that remains largely unchanged.

Now with a new and extensive epilogue on the Middle East, World Orders Old And New is as relevant now as when it was first published.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 20mm | 421.85g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0745313205
  • 9780745313207
  • 2,225,118

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.
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'Chomsky's work is neither theoretical, nor ideological: it is passionate and righteous. It has some of the qualities of Revelations, the Old Testament prophets and Blake' -- Ken Jowitt, TLS 'The most we can hope for I suppose is that every reporter might one day carry World Orders, Old and New around in his back pocket' -- Robert Fisk, Independent
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Table of contents


Part One: Marching in Place

1. The Cold War and Population Control

2. New World Orders

3. A Test Case: Iraq and the West

4. The Cold War Reconsidered

5. North-South/East-West

Part Two: The Political-Economic Order

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1. Securing the Home Front

2. Some Lessons in History

3. 'The Government of the World'

4. The Balance Sheet

5. Looking Ahead

6. The Contours of the New World Order

Part Three: History's 'Greatest Prize'

1. Updating the Monroe Doctrine

2. Containing the Internal Enemy

3. The Structure of Power

4. The Regional Actors

5. Seeking Peace: Stage One

6. Seeking Peace: The Interests of the Actors

7. Seeking Peace: The Recent Phase

8. Conquering History

9. The Berlin Wall Falls Again

Afterword on Palestine
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