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Deterring Democracy

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Traces U.S. foreign policy objectives throughout the Cold War and offers a commentary on the development of the post-Cold War economic and military structure.
Hardcover, 430 pages
Published May 17th 1991 by Verso (first published 1991)
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Greg
May 18, 2009 Greg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Chomsky Shocker!!!

Chomsky just loooooves pointing out the hidden agendas of the New York Times, and showing how imperialistic US support hinders democracy and sometimes even helps perpetuate genocide in other parts of the world. Yeah, yeah, that's what Chomsky does, and that's great; but did you know that according to the US Labor Party (one of Lyndon LaRouche's apparently ever changing groups he uses to try to spread the 'truth' of things like Aristotleanism and how it's just fucking with us al
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Yazeed AlMogren
يُعري المفكر اليساري نعوم تشومسكي الولايات المتحدة سياسيًا وزعمها بنشر الديمقراطية والحرية في دول العالم، الكتاب موثق بالمصادر ومليء بالمعلومات ومناسب لمن أراد إجراء بحوث أو قراءة بيانات معمقة عن سياسات الولايات المتحدة المنهاضة للديمقراطية، ترجمة نسخة دار كنعان لم تكن بالمستوى المطلوب ولم تكن سيئة لتمنعك من قراءة الكتاب
Shad
Dec 19, 2010 Shad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not the smartest guy in the world but I have good comprehension skills. Even so, Chomsky can be hard to read. He has lots of information and not all of it is presented in a linear fashion. His books are dense and often dry. I love this mind, though, and that's why I keep reading his books.

They are never a quick read. I plan on spending lots of time to stop, think and look up words(!). I think this book is a great example of Chomsky at his best. It's a bit dated here in 2010 but still has lo
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Patricia
Nov 24, 2007 Patricia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Although the subject matter was quite interesting, the author's writing style was the epitome of obfuscation. I found it unreadable.
Guy
Jul 02, 2012 Guy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ,,,
The end of the Cold War was greeted by the free world with a self congratulatory praise that echoed off the moon and back. And for the average person, the prospect for disarmament and some kind of 'real' peace had become a tangible reality. But the end of The Cold War gave to the American military industrial complex an opportunity and a problem. The opportunity was that without the USSR as a viable deterrent to American foreign aggression, America now had the opportunity to invade other countrie ...more
David Soucie
Aug 14, 2014 David Soucie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What can be said about Mr. Chomsky, is he is very thorough in his research such that every chapter is followed with bibliography. He aptly unveils U.S. Governments desire to thwart all democratic policies of many countries. As well as document, and describe how main stream media is actively complicit in promoting the United States foreign policy
Antonio Hernández Blas
Debo confesar que me costo trabajo terminar la lectura del presente libro pero es que Chomsky se desborda haciendo un estudio de la actitud del gobierno estadounidense a partir de la segunda guerra mundial y el problema que le presentó el "mal" (comunismo) ante el "bien" (la civilización occidental-estadounidense) y del como dicho mal podría contaminar al mundo con una "mala interpretación" de lo que es la democracia. La "mala interpretación" no es más que ese populismo-nacionalismo que antepone ...more
Rafael da Silva
Os EUA com a sua mania de intervir nos outros países a seu bel-prazer acabou criando e promovendo muitas ditaduras na América Latina. E eles ainda tem o cinismo de dizer que lutam pela democracia, assim como dizem lutar contra o Eixo do Mal (Irã, Síria, Coréia do Norte etc).

Uma coisa que as pessoas podem não saber é que muitos dos inimigos atuais foram aliados que cometeram as mesmas barbaridades que cometem hoje, mas naquele tempo eram aliados, logo os EUA faziam vista grossa sobre isso.

Não pre
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Shriram Jayaraman
The more you read, the more you want to read.
Patricia
Aug 11, 2015 Patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read. Answers burning questions
Brett
May 17, 2013 Brett rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommend
A good starter for people that don't know much about America's foreign policy (such as myself). Even if you don't agree with his politics or interpretations, he at least gives you plenty of reference points for further research (I have dogeared far too many pages in this book) that you aren't likely to find in most accounts of American history. The book can get a bit repetitive in its message and Chomsky's writing isn't exactly thrilling read, but this is definitely worth a look.
Gemma Williams
Dec 29, 2008 Gemma Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been reading a lot of Chomsky lately and it has had a big effect, especially on my reading of the media. This book details the USA's fight against democracy with especial reference to Latin America. Apalling stuff.Currently feeling impotent rage, but am glad he is here to open my eyes.
Kevin
Mar 17, 2009 Kevin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first Noam Chomsky book i ever read. I was 18 or 19 and it was pretty life-changing. who knew that the same formula of over-throwing a centrist democratically elected government and installing a pro-business dictator could work so well in so many latin american countries?
Bo
Aug 17, 2012 Bo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Chomsky met zijn libertair-socialistische gedachten poneert enkel in het laatste hoofdstuk 'Macht en Mening' een aantal interessante stellingen.
bv: over het waarom mensen zich in democratische samenlevingen laten onderwerpen.
sologdin
probably the Chomsky text to read on general perspectives on US conduct, with numerous examples. Not comprehensive in the manner of blum's Killing Hope, say, but probably the most thorough single Chomsky book.
Matteo
Jan 07, 2008 Matteo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, italy
The beginning of an honest history of the 'cold war', in its international and domestic aspects. It is also the book where i first began to understand the relationship that the US had with right-wing power in italy.
Erik
Nov 18, 2008 Erik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If it wasn't for this book, I'd probably be trading stocks, working a government job, drinking Coca Cola every day, and living comfortably right now.
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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
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