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Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance
Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance
Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance
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Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance

Written by Noam Chomsky

Narrated by Noam Chomsky and Brian Jones

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For more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing, as in the Cuban missile crisis, to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks.

Now the Bush administration is intensifying this process, driving us toward the final frontiers of imperial control, toward a choice between the prerogatives of power and a livable Earth. 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.

Lucid, rigorous and thoroughly documented, Hegemony or Survival is Chomsky's most urgent and sweeping work in years. Certain to spark widespread debate, it is a definitive statement from one of the world's most influential political thinkers.

A Macmillan Audio production.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateOct 1, 2003
ISBN9781593973476
Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance
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Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political works, including Hegemony or Survival and Failed States. A laureate professor at the University of Arizona and professor emeritus of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, he is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives in Tuscon, Arizona.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Revisiting Noam Chomsky after reading him in college. I was not disappointed. Also, at risk of sounding silly, I really dig his name.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    1/5
    Chomsky is an incredible fraud, a rabid ideologue whose "academic credentials" make a joke out of American academic credentials. He has all the IQ and personality of an old, dead Marxist.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Noam Chomsky, a well-known left-wing academic, writes here about globalization’s political impact as a main point of the U.S. foreign policy. Political economics is very sensitive subject, but Chomsky in this book attacks as he argues that U.S. foreign policy has been imperialist and heavy handed since World War I. He speaks of that in the invasion of Iraq, and elsewhere, the U.S. disregarded the U.N. as well as public opinion at home and abroad. Chomsky makes important points, but I feel he would have a larger and politically more diverse audience if he developed a more detailed andd less harsh sounding writing style, provided more background on some events he covers, particularly America’s political and military interventions. He is provocative, harsh and very negative about the U.S. even calling us a “terrorist state.” For me despite beliefs very different from my own this book helped me to gain more and a better insight into our country’s politics
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    1/5
    The title refers to Chomsky's belief that the world has two mutually exclusive options: American global hegemony, or the survival of the human race. The premise is interesting, but gets bogged down in the academic intelligentsia style of writing--it's off putting and not conducive to casual reading for big picture understanding. Maybe if it weren't an audio book, one could read and skim without assault. Long parenthetical phrases and big words sag the story. This, from a linguistics professor/professional. The book was written in 2004 and the liberal, left leaning, academic author bashes Bush (W) right off and doesn't stop there. Seems like every body who ever drove the beltway is at fault. Multiple case studies are used to defend the points he's making; they get old after awhile. Liking a book of this type usually depends upon where you stand politically but I couldn't get past the writing style and tone. I'll not read another Chomsky book.
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    Currently reading... will post review soon...
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    while Chomsky tends to ramble about all that he is knowledgeable about, I found that this book really had a wealth of thought provoking ideas, but were sometimes lost in the words. I get a little bored reading it at times, but it's well worth the read.