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Who Rules the World?
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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The world s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rightsIn an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the expanding drone assassination program to the threat of nuclear warfare, as well as the flashpoints of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet. In the process, Chomsky provides a brilliant anatomy of just how U.S. elites have grown ever more insulated from any democratic constraints on their power. While the broader population is lulled into apathy diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable the corporations and the rich have increasingly been allowed to do as they please. Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, "Who Rules the World?" delivers the indispensable understanding of the central conflicts and dangers of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky."
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WomanistBibliophile
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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Historical amnesia is a dangerous phenomenon not only because it undermines moral and intellectual integrity but also because it lays the groundwork for crimes that still lie ahead.

#radicalreads #historybooks

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WomanistBibliophile
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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And when Bill Clinton ordered the bombing of the al-Shifa plant, it was obvious that it would lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. Human Rights Watch immediately informed him of this; nevertheless, he and his advisers did not intend to kill specific people among those who would inevitably die when half the pharmaceutical supplies were destroyed in a poor African country that couldn‘t replenish them.
#nojusticenopeace

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WomanistBibliophile
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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I will be reading in the sunshine until September. Currently, the first Noam Chomsky book I‘ve read (I listen to his lectures whilst I do the housework because I dropped out of college and I need that).

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WomanistBibliophile
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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March tbr...
Noam Chomsky, Who Rules the World?
Medea Benjamin, Drone Warfare
Audre Lorde, I Am Your Sister

#audrelorde #medeabenjamin #noamchomsky

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Fedaykin
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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You see this, right?

WomanistBibliophile I do see it. 2y
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nickimags
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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#Rocktober @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB #TheFinalCountdown
This is such an eye-opening book that has made me realise that a lot of what my late father told me about current affairs was true. Noam Chomsky says we shouldn't be asking 'Who rules the world?' But rather 'What policies rule the world?'

Cinfhen I've heard a lot about Chomsky but have not read his work- is it dry? 2y
BarbaraBB Chomsky rules 💪! 2y
nickimags @Cinfhen not dry just not written simply. 2y
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nickimags
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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Brought this back from London, and started with the very interesting new afterword on President Donald Trump. #AwesomeAutumnBooks #RedWhiteBlue @Jess7

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volatilestatic
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tl;dr: everything is terrible, western hegemony and white people are probably going to cause the apocalypse, and I am once again vindicated in my (leftist) disdain for Democrats' foreign policy. Accessible and a good jumping-off point for anyone looking to see beyond the received narrative of The Way The World Is.

Laalaleighh I'm halfway through this. Reading it slowly so I remember it and don't get too depressed all at once. 3y
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smccallum
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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All my best to everyone doing the #24in48 readathon! I have too much on with school and flat repairs this weekend to try an beat my last attempt but I'll make a good stab at this in the meantime

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Laalaleighh
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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Everyone is posting all their beautiful book stacks and all the fun books they are reading and I'm just over here like...

MrBook 😂👍🏻👌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 4y
MrBook I see "Stiglitz"! I wonder how many people know who he is ???. #OnlyTheCoolPeople 4y
Laalaleighh @MrBook 😂 definitely #OnlyTheCoolPeople 😂 4y
KimM Triumphalism. I learned a new word. 👍🏻 Stacking this one. 📚 4y
Laalaleighh @KimM it's a fascinating one. Still working my way through! 4y
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Laalaleighh
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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Serious reading time folks. Highlighter and pen all ready to go. 🤓

marixa See you on the other side! 4y
BookishMarginalia You go, girl! 4y
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BookishFeminist Yess! Chomsky. My inner poli sci and law nerd loves this. 4y
Laalaleighh @BookishFeminist I love him!! However about 3 chapters in and the amount of cognitive dissonance I'm experiencing is intense. He's just taking so many concepts and turning them on their heads so fast I think I'm getting whiplash. I would love to give this book to some of my family members but I don't think they would be able to believe all the atrocities he's recounting are actually true and would dismiss it out of hand. 4y
BookishFeminist @Laalaleighh YES Chomsky is very much like that. I always have to pace myself when I read his work because he covers so much so quickly. 4y
Laalaleighh @BookishFeminist pacing myself is such a foreign concept to me! Maybe this book will help me learn! 4y
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Laalaleighh
Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky
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Cats, apparently.

Saw that @TheSpinecrackersBookClub is doing #booksandpolitics today and have been inspired to start this recent acquisition which would let me cross off book #2 from my official August TBR. (Also the political science major in me is loving all the political books today) Litsy is the best in so many ways.

BookBabe Yes they do! Our little Coale will certainly say so. 😸 4y
Laalaleighh @BookBabe I feel like Roxas and Coale would get along well! Probably spend their days planning world domination. 😼 4y
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