From World War II until the 1980s, the United States reigned supreme as both the economic and the military leader of the world. The major shifts in global politics that came about with the dismantling of the Eastern bloc have left the United States unchallenged as the preeminent military power, but American economic might has declined drastically in the face of competition, first from Germany and Japan ad more recently from newly prosperous countries elsewhere. In Deterring Democracy, the impassioned dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky points to the potentially catastrophic consequences of this new imbalance. Chomsky reveals a world in which the United States exploits its advantage ruthlessly to enforce its national interests--and in the process destroys weaker nations. The new world order (in which the New World give the orders) has arrived.
“A volatile, serious contribution to the debate over American's role as the globe's sole remaining superpower.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Chomsky is the Left's answer to William F. Buckley. Deterring Democracy can sparkle with inspiration.” —Los Angeles Times
“[Offers] a deepened understanding of the dynamics of global politics before, during, and after the Cold War . . . A compendious and thought-provoking work.” —The New Statesman
“Noam Chomasy . . . is a major scholary resource. Not to have read [him] . . . is to court genuine ignorance.” —The Nation