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Who Rules the World? Audiobook

Who Rules the World?

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The world's leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American century, the nature of US policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights.

In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the expanding drone assassination program to the threat of nuclear warfare as well as the flashpoints of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet.

In the process Chomsky provides a brilliant anatomy of just how US elites have grown ever more insulated from any democratic constraints on their power. While the broader population is lulled into apathy - diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable - the corporations and the rich have increasingly been allowed to do as they please.

Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, Who Rules the World? delivers the indispensable understanding of the central conflicts and dangers of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky.

©2016 Valeria Wasserman-Chomsky (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    "Makes you realize those who scream conspiracy are closer to the truth than we would hope!"

    Excellent compilation of facts rarely heard in the mainstream. Refreshing honesty that should make us rethink how we view and interact with our government and world. We have the power to facilitate change, but we must arm ourselves with the truth before we may begin. May we passionately pursue social justice and equality by legitimate and peaceful means with unquestionable integrity and unwavering courage!

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    Kristopher 07-28-16
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    "Very Informative"

    Noam Chomsky's books are full of cited information that leads to endless routes of knowledge. He isn't too aggressive with his opinion, nor is he the type of writer that goes off on whims. Everything he talks about is a reflection of the sources he had studied. This book will give you many avenues to look down, to formulate your own opinion.

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    "Crucial, immediate, and of utmost importance!"

    Crucial, immediate, and of utmost importance! Captures history and our future with detailed, fact based study.

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    "Noam Chomsky's masterpiece"

    Super detailed history of how we ended up, having one very small group of people, ruling and deciding the future of humanity.

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    is it true? have we been misled for so many years? how can we verify the information.

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    "Careful scholars + very well researched"
    Where does Who Rules the World? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Chomsky understand not only the US but the world powers and how they are interacting each other. If you read one of Chomsky s book, you ll learn more about many other books where you can gradually develop your own theory to view the world.


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    A series of poorly drawn conclusions strung together with little substance. While this piece of "literature" was repugnant, the narrorator did an excellent job of reading this vomitous mass of repetitive drivel

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