Date/Time: 18/10/2003 12:00 am
Hegemony or Survival
America’s Quest for Global Dominance
by Noam Chomsky
With an audio book version by actor Brian Jones of “Marx in Soho” fame.
“Highly readable … Chomsky builds his arguments carefully,
substantiates claims with appropriate documentation and answers
expected counterclaims…. cogent and provocative.”
From the world’s foremost intellectual activist, an irrefutable
analysis of America’s pursuit of total domination and the
catastrophic consequences that could follow.
The United States is in the process of staking out not just the globe
but the last unarmed spot in our neighborhood-the heavens-as a
militarized sphere of influence. Our earth and its skies are, for the
Bush administration, the final frontiers of imperial control.
In Hegemony or Survival, 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.
With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky dissects
America’s quest for global supremacy, tracking the U.S. government’s
aggressive pursuit of policies intended to achieve “full spectrum
dominance” at any cost. He lays out vividly how the various strands
of policy-the militarization of space, the ballistic-missile defense
program, unilateralism, the dismantling of international agreements,
and the response to the Iraqi crisis-cohere in a drive for hegemony
that ultimately threatens our survival. In our era, he argues, empire
is a recipe for an earthly wasteland.
Lucid, rigorous, and thoroughly documented, Hegemony or Survival
promises to be Chomsky’s most urgent and sweeping work in years,
certain to spark widespread debate.
Volume 1 of the The American Empire Project.
Pub Date: November 1, 2003
Size: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Available at any bookstore or via Powell’s
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