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  - Louis Clou - Goodreads

The book makes the impression on me of a classical conspirancy rant. Lots of facts without any reference where those facts came from. All kinds of non scientific expressions like 'intent', how can you ... Read full review

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Noam Chomsky's How the World Works (HWW) has an awfully high-falutin' title, but it seems to be quite accurate in describing the content. HWW is actually a collection of four abridged books, some of ... Read full review

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Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1928. He is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, Making the Future, On Anarchism and Masters of Mankind. He has also been the subject of numerous books of biography and interviews and has collaborated with journalists on books such as Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine. Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his forthcoming Who Rules the World will be published by Hamish Hamilton in May 2016.

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