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Le Bouclier américain
 
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Noam Chomsky
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The United States government often invokes a moral imperative to honor human rights as justification for its foreign-policy decisions. But, according to Noam Chomsky, America's actual track record falls far short of the principles iterated in 1948's Universal Declaration of Human Rights--the accepted international standard. This slim but passionate volume lists case after...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published May 27th 2002 by Le Serpent à plumes (first published 1999)
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Chomsky is a horrible writer and a worse communicator. Useful mainly as a store of references for information related to the U.S. and the UDHR. Otherwise, it's rambling, hodge-podge, scattershot, etc., and much too thick with revelatory bits and bobs to be read accessibly as a popular pamphlet.
Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea
Another quick and accessible read by Chomsky. Extremely clear and thought out arguments coupled with numerous examples of how the United States government tends to say one thing and do the exact opposite. In this case, human rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The governmental/corporate hypocrisy that Chomsky illuminates drips from this book like thick oil. Delicious!
Ambar Yadav
Chomsky has the facts. The sinister side of the Marshall plan and the many many instances of US violations of the principles of the udhr.
American opposition to economic social and cultural rights is pointed out emphatically once more but the brevity of the work renders any serious exposition impossible
Sasha
Jul 11, 2011 Sasha rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone with an interest in government/ politics
A handy pamphlet that offers a quick look at human rights issues and the United States' pick-and-choose method of enforcing protections. Great presentation of information; certainly makes me want to pick up a few more in this series.
Simonewilliams2
A nice brief book on the US contradictions to the UDHR, it would be a much larger book if it critiqued every contradiction but it is a nice start to get you thinking on the issue. Focused internationally rather than domestic issues.
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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. H...more
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