Rogue States by Noam Chomsky audiobook

Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs

By Noam Chomsky
Read by Brian Jones

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9.05 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781978618657

Noam Chomsky argues that contrary to popular perception, the real “rogue” states in the world today are not the dictator-led developing countries we hear about in the news but the United States and its allies. He challenges the legal and humanitarian reasons given to justify intervention in global conflicts in order to reveal the West’s reliance on the rule of force. He examines NATO’s intervention in Kosovo, the crisis in East Timor, and US involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Chomsky relies on both historical context and recently released government documents to trace the paths of self-interest and domination that fuelled these violent regional conflicts. Throughout, he reveals the United States’ increasingly open dismissal of the United Nations and international legal precedent in justifying its motives and actions. Characteristically incisive and provocative, Chomsky demonstrates that the rule of law has been reduced to farce.

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Noam Chomsky argues that contrary to popular perception, the real “rogue” states in the world today are not the dictator-led developing countries we hear about in the news but the United States and its allies. He challenges the legal and humanitarian reasons given to justify intervention in global conflicts in order to reveal the West’s reliance on the rule of force. He examines NATO’s intervention in Kosovo, the crisis in East Timor, and US involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Chomsky relies on both historical context and recently released government documents to trace the paths of self-interest and domination that fuelled these violent regional conflicts. Throughout, he reveals the United States’ increasingly open dismissal of the United Nations and international legal precedent in justifying its motives and actions. Characteristically incisive and provocative, Chomsky demonstrates that the rule of law has been reduced to farce.

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Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, logician, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as the father of modern linguistics, he is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, as well as a founder of the field of cognitive science. He has spent more than half a century at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is Institute Professor Emeritus, and is the author of over one hundred books on such topics as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 9.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English