Hegemony or Survival

Hegemony or Survival

America's Quest for Global Dominance

Book - 2003
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From the world's foremost intellectual activist, an irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total domination and the catastrophic consequences that are sure to 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.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805074000
0805074007
Characteristics: 278 p

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redban Oct 26, 2014

Please note that StarGladiator's 1-star rating is a critique of Noam Chomsky's inconsistencies towards JFK. Another major critique is Chomsky's constant framing within the political theater while being vague about the exact details of financial oppression (i.e. Wall Street). While these are all fascinating topics for true Progressives/Liberals/Socialists/Syndicalists/Anarchists, I think this particular book deserves much more than 1 star as it sets out many truths and basic moral principles.

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Oct 26, 2014

Noam Chomsky is against global hegemony, yet when a president entered the White House who worked against this, who sent memos to the US State Department stating the American military advisor withdrawls from South Vietnam would begin in late November of 1963, and publicy promised to Latin America that no US troops would be sent there during Kennedy's administration to enforce the whims of the multinationals [exactly what President Franklin Roosevelt had also promised], Chomsky somehow neglects all this and trashes Kennedy at every turn.

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