On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures

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South End Press, 1987 - Political Science - 140 pages
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Analyzes the policies of the United States in Central America and discusses the principles of American national security policy.
 

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This book helped me to understand what US foreign policy truly is. Our leaders would have us think the world is upset with us for any number of silly reasons, but this book elucidates the 5th freedom and what we are actually DOING in the rest of the world. I wish it were required reading. Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Containing Internal Aggression
27
Our Little Region Over Here
57
National Security Policy
91
The Domestic Scene
113
Bibliography
137
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About the author (1987)

Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928. Son of a Russian emigrant who was a Hebrew scholar, Chomsky was exposed at a young age to the study of language and principles of grammar. During the 1940s, he began developing socialist political leanings through his encounters with the New York Jewish intellectual community. Chomsky received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. He conducted much of his research at Harvard University. In 1955, he began teaching at MIT, eventually holding the Ferrari P. Ward Chair of Modern Language and Linguistics. Today Chomsky is highly regarded as both one of America's most prominent linguists and most notorious social critics and political activists. His academic reputation began with the publication of Syntactic Structures in 1957. Within a decade, he became known as an outspoken intellectual opponent of the Vietnam War. Chomsky has written many books on the links between language, human creativity, and intelligence, including Language and Mind (1967) and Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (1985). He also has written dozens of political analyses, including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), Chronicles of Dissent (1992), and The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (1993).

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