How the World Works

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Penguin Books Limited, May 3, 2012 - Political Science - 336 pages
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With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections, originally published in the US only as individual short books, collectively selling over half a million copies, How the World Works covers:

* What Uncle Sam Really Wants: the main goals of US foreign policy; the devastation caused abroad; the brainwashing at home

* The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many: the new global economy; food and Third World 'economic miracles'; the roots of racism

* Secrets, Lies and Democracy: the US, the CIA, religious fundamentalism; global inequality; the coming eco-catastrophe

* The Common Good: equality, freedom, the media; the myth of Third World debt; manufacturing dissent

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User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

A provocative read. It had me angry, depressed and more importantly passionate about the world we live in today. I feel that it was an important book for me as I had never picked up anything like it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

When I chose this book I did not realize that Noam Chomsky is an Anarchist. I likely would have negatively prejudged this book due to his radical political beliefs, but I am glad I didn't because this ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States and Hopes and Prospects, all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin.

David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio. He has authored several books of interviews with leading political thinkers.

Arthur Naiman has authored, co-authored, edited and/or published more than thirty books, including Every Goy's Guide to Common Jewish Expressions and The Macintosh Bible.

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