World Orders, Old and New

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Columbia University Press, 1996 - History - 343 pages
Chomsky, the Left's leading critic of government policy, power, and language, takes on the international scene since 1945, devoting particular attention to events following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Featuring new material on the Middle East peace process, this book provides an eloquent, incendiary, and forceful critique of Western government, from imperialist foreign policies to the Clinton administration's empty promises to the poor.
 

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A great book a real insight in the way the world is today much talk about the destruction of unions rights of the poor in the first world and third world and how cooperatism and the banks with a few ... Read full review

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Why governments do what they-to proctect their interest and control human and natural resources. The media is truly the opiate of the people, and there is no free market economy nor democractic governments as they are both manipulated at every level for desired result by a few. Read full review

Contents

Marching in Place
1
2 New World Orders
4
Iraq and the West
8
4 The Cold War Reconsidered
26
5 NorthSouthEastWest
74
The PoliticalEconomic Order
83
1 Securing the Home Front
84
2 Some Lessons of History
113
The Interests of the Actors
221
The Recent Phase
227
8 Conquering History
238
9 The Berlin Wall Falls Again
243
10 After the Agreement
258
Middle East Diplomacy
272
2 The Peace of the Victors
275
Jurisdiction
277

3 The Government of the World
120
4 The Balance Sheet
129
5 Looking Ahead
157
6 The Contours of the New World Order
178
Historys Greatest Prize
188
1 Updating the Monroe Doctrine
190
2 Containing the Internal Enemy
192
3 The Structure of Power
198
4 The Regional Actors
200
Stage One
206
Some Applications
280
Water
284
6 Greater Jerusalem
286
7 The Broader Picture
289
Notes to Chapter 1
299
Notes to Chapter 2
306
Notes to Chapter 3
316
Notes to Epilogue
322
Index
327
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Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. He is the author of more than 100 books, including What Kind of Creatures Are We? (Columbia, 2015), The Science of Language (with James McGilvray, 2012), and Requiem for the American Dream (2017).

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