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Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy By Noam Chomsky

Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
by Noam Chomsky

Views that America itself is a failed state, and is as such a danger to its people and, increasingly, to the world. This title draws attention to the inescapable irony that the United States, long involved in democracy-building adventures around the world, desperately needs to revitalize democracy far closer to home.

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Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy Summary


The US government has routinely cited the threat of 'failed states' to global security, asserting the right to intervene with military force to prevent their further collapse. 'Failed states' are those on the peripheries of the global system, with either weak, nonexistent or dictatorial governments, allegedly incapable of satisfying the basic needs of their citizens and considered a danger to the world and to their own people. In this ground-breaking new book, celebrated thinker Noam Chomsky argues that America itself is a failed state, and is as such a danger to its people - and, increasingly, to the world. He draws attention to the inescapable irony that the United States, long involved in democracy-building adventures around the world, desperately needs to revitalise democracy far closer to home...

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GOR001697148
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
Noam Chomsky
Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-06-01
320
0241143233
9780241143230
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