Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky, read by Brian Jones.
Internationally renowned political commentator Noam Chomsky examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post-9/11 world.
Noam Chomsky is the world's foremost intellectual activist. Over the last half century, no one has done more to question the great global powers who govern our lives, forensically scrutinizing policies and actions, calling our politicians, institutions and media to account.
The culmination of years of work, Who Rules the World? is Chomsky's definitive intellectual investigation into the major issues of our times. From the dark history of the US and Cuba to China's global rise, from torture memos to sanctions on Iran, Chomsky explores how America's talk of freedom and human rights is often at odds with its actions.
Delving deep into the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine, he provides nuanced, surprising insights into the workings of modern-day imperial power. The world's political and financial elite have become ever more insulated from democratic constraints on their actions.
Chomsky shines a powerful light on this inconvenient truth. With climate change and nuclear proliferation threatening the survival of our civilization, the message has never been more pertinent or more urgent: the need for an engaged and active public to steer the world away from disaster grows ever greater.
Fiercely outspoken and rigorously argued, Who Rules the World? is an indispensable guide to how things really are from the lone authoritative voice courageous and clear-sighted enough to tell us the truth.
©2016 Noam Chomsky (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited
The book is a political rhetoric counter to the view of the American Taliban (Tea Party). Although an interesting paradigm it is no less flawed than the typical right wing propaganda. The propaganda here being that there is a bad guy (America and the West) and all the ills in the world are their fault.
The title of the book is very misleading and goes completely unanswered. The entire book is just example after example of instances where the U.S acted immorally or unjustly or however you want to call it. As correct as this analysis may be it makes for an extremely boring book with no clear structure or point. For a book with such a grand title and an author of such renown I was bitterly disappointed with a such a narrow, repetitive, pointless book.
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