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On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures

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One of Chomsky's most accessible books, this succinct series of lectures lays out the parameters of his foreign policy analysis.
Hardcover, 140 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by South End Press (first published July 1st 1987)
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Tim
This book contains the transcripts of 5 lectures given at the Universidad Centroamerica (UCA) in Managua, Nicaragua in early 1986. The lectures outline Chomsky's views on U.S. foreign policy with a specific focus on Latin America and the then-ongoing contra war that the U.S. was waging against the Sandinista government.

In Chomsky's view, U.S. foreign policy is guided by the need to secure U.S. interests (primarily corporate business interests) rather than by the ideals of human rights and democr
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Dale
This book is a series of 5 lectures given by Chomsky in Managua, Nicaragua in 1987, just after the height of the contra atrocities sponsored by the US government. In these lectures Chomsky examines the foundations of US foreign policy, primarily focusing on the small-scale terrorist wars that the US has sponsored in the third-world. He also devotes one lecture to the large-scale interaction with the other superpower of the time, the Soviet Union.

In this book, as in many others, Chomsky deconstru
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Eric Gulliver
The most concise collection of lectures outlining conclusions Chomsky has arrived at concerning the US role in the world. This volume is more towards the broad principled discussion rather than the exacted, precise argumentative structure that defines his other books. This is the best book for people just starting to read Noam Chomsky.
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This book helped me to understand what U.S. foreign policy truly is. Our leaders would have us think the world is upset with us for any number of silly reasons, but this book elucidates the 5th freedom and what we are actually DOING in the rest of the world. I wish it were required reading.
Miquixote
Chomsky's easy explanation of power and the ideology that necessarily accompanies it. A more accurate title would be how the US uses the state, the military, the economy, and ideology to maintain their power. One of his most succinct works.
Hudi
Buku ini menjelaskan bagaimana hubungan antara bahasa dan kekuasaan. Buku merupakan rekaman dari lecture yang diberikan oleh Chomsky di Universitas-universitas di Amerika Selatan (Latin).
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Matteo
Clear, concise. eye-opening.
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