Hopes and Prospects

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Pub. Date: 2010-06-01
Publisher(s): Haymarket Books
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Hopes and Prospects is Chomsky's latest work, warning readers about the latest risks and challenges facing America and humankind during the early twenty-first century. It's interesting, it's historical, and it's easy/enjoyable to read - if you are interested in such matters. I picked up this textbook by accident and found it surprisingly useful, deep, and intriguing. Recommended.

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In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Israeli assault on Gaza, and the recent financial bailouts, he also sees hope for the future and a way to move forward in the democratic wave in Latin America and in the global solidarity movements that suggest real progress toward freedom and justice.

Hopes and Prospects is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the primary challenges still facing the human race.

‘’This is a classic Chomsky work a bonfire of myths and lies, sophistries and delusions. Noam Chomsky is an enduring inspiration all over the world to millions, I suspect for the simple reason that he is a truth teller on an epic scale. I salute him." -John Pilger

‘’In dissecting the rhetoric and logic of American empire and class domination, at home and abroad, Chomsky continues a longstanding and crucial work of elucidation and activism the writing remains unswervingly rational and principled throughout, and lends bracing impetus to the real alternatives before us." -Publisher's Weekly

‘’Chomsky’s commentary is razor sharp and offers a compendium of facts that make a well supported and undoubtedly controversial claim of the incongruity between US actions and the democratic ideals it professes A valuable resource for both academics and everyday concerned citizens." -ForeWord

Author Biography

Noam Chomsky is institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times best-sellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. VII
Latin America
Year 514: Globalization for Whom?p. 3
Latin America and U.S. Foreign Policyp. 39
Democracy and Development: Their Enemies, Their Hopesp. 75
Latin American and Caribbean Unityp. 103
North America
"Good News," Iraq and Beyondp. 121
Free Elections, Good News and Badp. 143
Century's Challengesp. 165
Turning Point?p. 177
Elections 2008: Hope Confronts the Real Worldp. 207
Obama on Israel-Palestinep. 251
The Torture Memosp. 259
1989 and Beyondp. 269
Notesp. 281
Indexp. 315
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