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Hegemony Or Survival

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 1429900210
Genre : Political Science
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From the world's foremost intellectual activist, an irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total domination and the catastrophic consequences that are sure to follow The United States is in the process of staking out not just the globe but the last unarmed spot in our neighborhood-the heavens-as a militarized sphere of influence. Our earth and its skies are, for the Bush administration, the final frontiers of imperial control. In Hegemony or Survival , Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this moment, what kind of peril we find ourselves in, and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species. With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky dissects America's quest for global supremacy, tracking the U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of policies intended to achieve "full spectrum dominance" at any cost. He lays out vividly how the various strands of policy-the militarization of space, the ballistic-missile defense program, unilateralism, the dismantling of international agreements, and the response to the Iraqi crisis-cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threatens our survival. In our era, he argues, empire is a recipe for an earthly wasteland. Lucid, rigorous, and thoroughly documented, Hegemony or Survival promises to be Chomsky's most urgent and sweeping work in years, certain to spark widespread debate.

The Routledge Handbook Of American Military And Diplomatic History

Author : Christos Frentzos
ISBN : 9781135071011
Genre : History
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The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States in the modern period. Each chapter begins with a brief introductory essay that provides context for the topical essays that follow by providing a concise narrative of the period, highlighting some of the scholarly debates and interpretive schools of thought as well as the current state of the academic field. Starting after the Civil War, the chapters chronicle America's rise toward empire, first at home and then overseas, culminating in September 11, 2001 and the War on Terror. With authoritative and vividly written chapters by both leading scholars and new talent, maps and illustrations, and lists of further readings, this state-of-the-field handbook will be a go-to reference for every American history scholar's bookshelf.

A Game As Old As Empire

Author : Steven W. Hiatt
ISBN : 9781605096919
Genre : Political Science
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Builds on the shocking picture of worldwide economic corruption first presented in John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man • Features a dozen chapters detailing contemporary examples of how the economic hit man game is played around the globe John Perkins’ controversial and bestselling exposé, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, revealed for the first time the secret world of economic hit men (EHMs). But Perkins’ Confessions contained only a small piece of this sinister puzzle. The full story is far bigger, deeper, and darker than Perkins’ personal account revealed. Here other EHMs, journalists, and investigators join Perkins to tell their own stories, providing the first probing and expansive look into this pervasive web of systematic corruption. With chapters spotlighting how specific countries around the globe have been subverted, A Game As Old As Empire uncovers the inner workings of the institutions behind these economic manipulations. The contributors detail concrete examples of how the “economic hit man game” is still being played: an officer of an offshore bank hiding hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen money, IMF advisers slashing Ghana’s education and health programs, a mercenary defending a European oil company in Nigeria, a consultant rewriting Iraqi oil law, and executives financing warlords to secure supplies of coltan ore in Congo. Together they show how this system of corruption and plunder operates in real life, and reveal the price that the rest of the world must pay as a result. Most important, A Game As Old As Empire connects the dots, showing how the various pieces of this system come together to create the world’s first truly global empire.

Failed States

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 1429906405
Genre : Political Science
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The world's foremost critic of U.S. foreign policy exposes the hollow promises of democracy in American actions abroad—and at home The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene against "failed states" around the globe. In this much anticipated sequel to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, charging the United States with being a "failed state," and thus 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 the nuclear risk; the dangerous consequences of the occupation of Iraq; and America's self-exemption from international law. He also examines an American electoral system that frustrates genuine political alternatives, thus impeding any meaningful democracy. Forceful, lucid, and meticulously documented, Failed States offers a comprehensive analysis of a global superpower that has long claimed the right to reshape other nations while its own democratic institutions are in severe crisis, and its policies and practices have recklessly placed the world on the brink of disaster. Systematically dismantling America's claim to being the world's arbiter of democracy, Failed States is Chomsky's most focused—and urgent—critique to date.

Shalom Salaam Peace English

Author : Allison Stokes
ISBN : 1890569984
Genre : Peace
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Globalization

Author : Antonio L. Rappa
ISBN : UOM:39015059272420
Genre : Political Science
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The central metaphor in Globalization: An Asian Perspective on Modernity and Politics in America is partly constructed out of Michel Foucaults metaphor of the Ship of Fools in Madness and Civilization. Building on Foucaults brilliant argument, the three themes of hope, progress, and optimism as used in this book represent idiomatic expressions of the business of modernity that have developed since the time of the Industrial Revolution in the West. With this in mind, this book has been designed for upper level undergraduates, graduate students, and readers who are interested in contemporary political theory. Those with a background in business, philosophy, political theory, popular culture, economics, international relations, cultural studies, literary studies, and American government will discover themselves at an advantage in understanding the issues explored in the book. It avoids overtly dense theories that often cloud the issue of globalization and uses plain English to make sens

The Complex

Author : Nick Turse
ISBN : 9781429941631
Genre : Political Science
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A mind-boggling investigation of the allpervasive, constantly morphing presence of the Pentagon in daily life—a real-world Matrix come alive Here is the new, hip, high-tech military-industrial complex—an omnipresent, hidden-in-plain-sight system of systems that penetrates all our lives. From iPods to Starbucks to Oakley sunglasses, historian Nick Turse explores the Pentagon's little-noticed contacts (and contracts) with the products and companies that now form the fabric of America. Turse investigates the remarkable range of military incursions into the civilian world: the Pentagon's collaborations with Hollywood filmmakers; its outlandish schemes to weaponize the wild kingdom; its joint ventures with the World Wrestling Federation and NASCAR. He shows the inventive ways the military, desperate for new recruits, now targets children and young adults, tapping into the "culture of cool" by making "friends" on MySpace. A striking vision of this brave new world of remote-controlled rats and super-soldiers who need no sleep, The Complex will change our understanding of the militarization of America. We are a long way from Eisenhower's military-industrial complex: this is the essential book for understanding its twenty-first-century progeny.

Battleground States

Author : Stephen Swanson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123387032
Genre : Education
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Stemming from an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by Culture Club: The Cultural Studies Scholars' Association that included scholars from various disciplines and from around the world, this volume collects the work of graduate students and junior faculty which all examine the meaning of cultural scholarship in an ever-changing and increasingly global milieu. These voices, which often become marginalized and go unheard, represent what we see as the futures of interdisciplinary academic work in the humanities. The conference and this book are opportunities for scholars of diverse backgrounds and disciplines to come together and engage in a real dialogue with one another. Bringing disparate thoughts on politics, film, television, history, policy, and literature together counters the pressures pushing individuals to take political, religious, scholarly, and ideological sides. Through the efforts represented here, we gain a distanced, yet engaged, view on the many threads that bind us together and the forces that seek to separate us. Looking at this volume, the reader encounters many different approaches, from critical analysis of individual texts to autoethnography. The contributors and compilers of this book do not place these in separate sections or in any hierarchy but rather wish that all of these appear on an equally vital level that displays the ways in which each of the subjects and approaches might open up a piece of culture in a way that draws attention to the connections between them all.

You Re Not Stupid Get The Truth

Author : William John Cox
ISBN : 093085232X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Information is power, and in this day and age, most Americans are powerless. Thats why this book is written for you, a busy person, to collect the key points scattered in a score of new political books in this election year. Many of us are sitting in the dark, staring at the wall, watching Fox News and MSNBC under the mistaken belief we are seeing the truth. But Youre Not Stupid: Get the Truth -- A Brief on the Bush Presidency helps drag us into the sunlight by providing an examination of George W Bush and his presidency. At a time when most citizens dont have the time to seek out discrepancies between the Bush rhetoric and the Bush reality, You're Not Stupid marshals information and provides an overview of Bush and his administration. In order for any voter to engage in intelligent debate over our governments actions for the last three and a half years, he or she needs to know what those actions were. To this end, You're Not Stupid provides facts familiar to most as well as obscure information ignored or under reported by mainstream media. For example, how often has it been reported that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is a former employee of Unocal? That Saddam Hussein was installed by the CIA and maintained in power by President Bush Sr., who gave him permission to invade Kuwait to maintain oil prices? That the Bush administrations candidate to head the new Iraq government, another CIA retainer, Ahmed Chalabi, is a convicted felon? But just as important as providing the details, William John Cox presents the big picture. For instance, in order to fully grasp the catastrophe of 9/11, every American must consider the facts leading up to the attack and then evaluate the missteps that followed. To this end, the 9/11 overview provided in this brief is invaluable. Cox has collected a large amount of information and condensed it into an accessible format. He approached this work as an attorney -- gathering the facts and asking you, the reader, to reach a conclusion. Each chapter contains evidence that many would rather not acknowledge, but as an intelligent public, we must face, and question, the current state of our nation, while also supporting our troops and facing the realistic threat of terrorism in our own country. The brief is, as the author says, "about you and me, the ordinary hard-working people in this country who need to look truth in the face, take a deep breath, draw a line, and take a stand for our families, our communities, and our nation." If information is power, then Youre Not Stupid is a source of empowerment. You are the jury. Read the brief and then decide.

The Political Name Of Love

Author : Renée-Marie Croose Parry
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122862456
Genre : Civilization, Western
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Focuses on relations between Cuba and the United States. From socialism and Liberation Theology to the evolutionary vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, this book emphasises our human responsibility and makes the case for steady-state economics and human co-operation.

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