Lucid, rigorous and thoroughly documented, Hegemony or Survival is Chomsky's most urgent and sweeping work in years. Certain to spark widespread debate, it is a definitive statement from one of the world's most influential political thinkers.
©2003 Noam Chomsky; (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, A Division Of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
"Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive." (The New York Times)
"In this highly readable...critique of American foreign policy from the late 1950s to the present...Chomsky brings together many themes he has mined in the past, making this cogent and provocative book an important addition to an ongoing public discussion about U.S. policy." (Publishers Weekly)
I decided to read this book in an attempt to discover founded arguments from a liberal point of view. What I found was a barrage of emotional arguments utilizing strong accusatory language without basis for his reasoning. After listening to the author attack several events without providing sufficient basis, I grew to a general distrust of his commentary. I have concluded that the book is designed to foster alarm in U.S. policies instead of true investigative journalism. Noam Chomsky truly disappoints in this work.
I was really hoping this book would be good but I don't know if it was the subject matter or the narrator but every time I turned it on in the car my mind would start to wander. This was not the best download.
If you hate the USA you are just going to love this dribble! The author is the father of the "Hate America" crowd.
Poor content and not well read.
I read this book to find out how the Europeans view the actions of our government, particularly the opponents of the Bush Doctrine. I extremely disappointed by this book. Instead of aj organized focused presentation of facts, I found inflammatory rhetoric without sufficient presented support. Sadly, I learned nothing by reading this book.
This is probably the worst book I have ever read. Perhaps Mr. Chomsky has some good points to make but they are wrapped in such hype that it is hard to take at its face value. If this is more fuel for the radical left, he's probably hit his mark. But, if he's trying to influence the mainstream, he's not succeeded. I am only sorry that I spent money for this book, a portion of which will end up in his hands (enabling him to write more books!).
Noam Chomsky is probably a brilliant intellectual, brilliant enough to draw amazingly ludicrous conclusions about the world today and America's role in the world. Chomsky has spent his entire life in the academic world and has a rather distorted view of the real world. Perhaps Neville Chamberlain was one of Noam's heroes. Don't waste your time on this one. Hegemony??? Give me a break.
If you hate this country and want to listen to others of the same mind set then this is a fantastic book! Otherwise Treason by Ann Coulter would be a better suggestion.
This is a book for everyone who hates America. If you think that we are a force for evil around the world and that we either do things for our own economic self-interests and create problems by a short-sighted foreign policy or an arrogant gung-ho attitude that does not take into account the long terms consequences or the viewpoints of the people that we are bringing freedom and democracy to, then this book is for you. If you love America, love God, love freedom and believe in the prophecies of Revelation and are looking for life everlasting, read this book, if only to realise that we have enemies within our country that spread lies and deceit. If you want to read the truth about what is happening in the world read the bible.
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