Because We Say So

Because We Say So

Paperback (04 Aug 2016) | English

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Synopsis

Because We Say So is Noam Chomsky's essential counter punch to American hegemony

In 1962, the eminent statesman Dean Acheson enunciated a principle that has dominated global politics ever since: that no legal issue arises when the United States responds to a challenge to its 'power, position, and prestige'. In short, whatever the world may think, U.S. actions are legitimate because they say so.

Spanning the impact of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing and Palestinian-Israeli relations to deeper reflections on political philosophy and the importance of a commons to democracy, Because We Say So takes American imperialism head on.

'Noam Chomsky is one of a small band of individuals fighting a whole industry. And that makes him not only brilliant, but heroic' Arundhati Roy

'The world's greatest public intellectual' Observer

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241972489
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 327.73
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 199
Weight: 138g
Height: 131mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 15mm