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   Deterring Democracy
by Noam Chomsky
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Category: History - United States - 1951 to 1979
Code: 388 |  ISBN: 0374523495 |  424 pp. |  Publication Date: 1992
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
From World War II until the 1980s, the United States reigned supreme as both the economic and the military leader of the world. The major shifts in global politics that came about with the dismantling of the Eastern bloc have left the United States unchallenged as the preeminent military power, but American economic might has declined drastically in the face of competition, first from Germany and Japan ad more recently from newly prosperous countries elsewhere. In "Deterring Democracy, the impassioned dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky points to the potentially catastrophic consequences of this new imbalance. Chomsky reveals a world in which the United States exploits its advantage ruthlessly to enforce its national interests--and in the process destroys weaker nations. The new world order (in which the New World give the orders) has arrived.
Indigo's Comments
Why promote democracy in foreign countries when dictatorships seem so much more stable? Nonsensical foreign policy suddenly makes sense when you read this book, just as nonsensical foreign aid makes sense when you read Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. ?geoff

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