Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky, read by Brian Jones.
Internationally renowned political commentator Noam Chomsky examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post-9/11 world.
Noam Chomsky is the world's foremost intellectual activist. Over the last half century, no one has done more to question the great global powers who govern our lives, forensically scrutinizing policies and actions, calling our politicians, institutions and media to account.
The culmination of years of work, Who Rules the World? is Chomsky's definitive intellectual investigation into the major issues of our times. From the dark history of the US and Cuba to China's global rise, from torture memos to sanctions on Iran, Chomsky explores how America's talk of freedom and human rights is often at odds with its actions.
Delving deep into the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine, he provides nuanced, surprising insights into the workings of modern-day imperial power. The world's political and financial elite have become ever more insulated from democratic constraints on their actions.
Chomsky shines a powerful light on this inconvenient truth. With climate change and nuclear proliferation threatening the survival of our civilization, the message has never been more pertinent or more urgent: the need for an engaged and active public to steer the world away from disaster grows ever greater.
Fiercely outspoken and rigorously argued, Who Rules the World? is an indispensable guide to how things really are from the lone authoritative voice courageous and clear-sighted enough to tell us the truth.
©2016 Noam Chomsky (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited
Quite a turgid reading, very dry and hard to follow
To difficult to get to the point, I kept losing interest and never really getting to the story. Didn't get past chapter 1 before deciding I hated it.
The narrator is formal and boring sounding. If I wasn't walking while I was listening I would have fallen asleep.
Another almost unbelievable insite into US power. Another must read. Low star rating only due to the lack of a logical progress through the book, it is not clearly structured or segmented to allow easy listening.
loved it! so informative, although the level of honesty about US global behaviour leaves little hope for the future...
An essential read for anyone who believes in democracy, self determination and being honest with themselves. A searing and comprehensive dismantling of the dishonest intellectuals lauding praise on the cliche of the first black American President and American exceptionalism in general.
An excellent analysis of post world war 2 global politics. If you are interested in current affairs and politics give this a go.
"The Chomsky" This should be taught up and down the world never mind a select few country's.
Learned a lot through this man and definitely through this book.
The narrator was awesome too.
Favourite part was being opened up to how the world works and doesn't work,. AWESOME!!!
Classic Chomsky at his visceral best, unflinching, characteristically scathing of Western Diplomacy and the horrors it inflicts on both peoples in the developing world and at home.
Ed explains how power is exerted through Force violence and capital around the world. Was it doesn't explain is the continuance across Generations. Describes house similar George Washington was to George Bush but doesn't give a theory as to why
"The flip side is no less blind"
The book is a political rhetoric counter to the view of the American Taliban (Tea Party). Although an interesting paradigm it is no less flawed than the typical right wing propaganda. The propaganda here being that there is a bad guy (America and the West) and all the ills in the world are their fault.
Very boring content and presentation and very prejudiced and very Predictive and not something I could recommend to anyone
"Just a stream of anti U.S rhetoric"
The title of the book is very misleading and goes completely unanswered. The entire book is just example after example of instances where the U.S acted immorally or unjustly or however you want to call it. As correct as this analysis may be it makes for an extremely boring book with no clear structure or point. For a book with such a grand title and an author of such renown I was bitterly disappointed with a such a narrow, repetitive, pointless book.
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