Noam Chomsky
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  • An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

    Adam Smith,Edwin Cannan
    3.85 (33,638)

    Adam smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. written in clear and incisive prose, the wealth of nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and robert reich's introduction both clarifies smith's analyses and illuminates his overall relevance to the world in which we live. as reich writes, "smith's mind ranged over issues as fresh and topical today as they were in the late

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  • The Kennedy Tapes

    The Kennedy Tapes

    The Kennedy Tapes

    Ernest R. May,Philip D. Zelikow
    4.17 (184)

    The united states and the soviet union stood eyeball to eyeball, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate each other's civilization. it was one of the most dangerous moments in world history. day by day, for two weeks, an executive committee formed around elements of president kennedy's national security council debated what to do, twice coming to the brink of attacking soviet military units in cuba - units equipped for nuclear retaliation. and through it all, unknown to any of the participants except the president himself - and possibly his

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  • Expulsion Of The Palestinians

    Expulsion Of The Palestinians

    Expulsion Of The Palestinians

    Nur Masalha
    Political Science
    4.23 (31)

    In this meticulous work, based almost entirely on hebrew archival material, nur masalha examines the zionist concept of "transfer," or the expulsion of the palestinian population to neighboring arab lands. masalha establishes the extent to which "transfer" was embraced by the highest levels of zionist leadership, including virtually all the founding fathers of the israeli state.

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  • Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Raymond Garthoff
    Political Science
    3.4 (15)

    The soviet response to the first edition of reflections has been a prime example of the new openness under glasnost in discussing previously taboo subjects. using new revelations—such as the fact that moscow had twice as many troops in cuba as the kennedy administration believed—from key soviet and cuban sources, garthoff has revised his earlier analysis to produce the most accurate, eye-opening story yet of the 1963 crisis. in this book raymond l. garthoff, a participant in the crisis deliberations of the u.s. government, reflects on the nature of the

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  • Anarcho-Syndicalism

    Anarcho-Syndicalism

    Anarcho-Syndicalism

    Rudolf Rocker
    Philosophy
    3.96 (1,405)

    In 1937, at the behest of emma goldman, rocker penned this political and philosophical masterpiece as an introduction to the ideals fueling the spanish social revolution and resistance to capitalism the world over. within, rocker offers an introduction to anarchist ideas, a history of the international workers’ movement, and an outline of the syndicalist strategies and tactics embraced at the time (direct action, sabotage and the general strike). includes a lengthy introduction by nicholas walter and a preface by noam chomsky.“[rocker’s] approach is far from ‘utopian’; this is not an

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  • The CIA and American Democracy

    The CIA and American Democracy

    The CIA and American Democracy

    Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
    3.52 (23)

    This third edition of rhodri jeffreys-jones’s engrossing history of the central intelligence agency includes a new prologue that discusses the history of the cia since the end of the cold war, focusing in particular on the intelligence dimensions of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.praise for the earlier editions:“i have read many books on the cia, but none more searching and still dispassionate. nor would i have believed that a book of such towering scholarship could still be so lucid and exciting to read.”—daniel schorr“this is one of the best short

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  • Viet Cong
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  • Voices of a People's History of the United States

    Voices of a People's History of the United States

    Voices of a People's History of the United States

    Anthony Arnove,Howard Zinn
    History
    4.32 (2,026)

    Here in their own words are frederick douglass, george jackson, chief joseph, martin luther king jr., plough jogger, sacco and vanzetti, patti smith, bruce springsteen, mark twain, and malcolm x, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in voices of a people's history of the united states, edited by howard zinn and anthony arnove.paralleling the twenty-four chapters of zinn's a people's history of the united states, voices of a people’s history is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller. for voices, zinn and arnove

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  • Exporting Democracy

    Exporting Democracy

    Exporting Democracy

    Abraham F. Lowenthal
    Political Science
    3.11 (9)

    The idea that the united states can and should help latin america achieve democracy has been a recurrent theme in u.s. foreign policy throughout the twentieth century. by the 1990s, it had become virtually unchallenged doctrine, broadly supported on a bipartisan basis. yet no systematic and comparative study of u.s. attempts to promote latin american democracy has ever been published — and the policy community often seems unaware of this history.in exporting democracy, abraham f. lowenthal and fourteen other noted scholars from the united states, latin america, and europe explore

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  • Politicide

    Politicide

    Politicide

    Baruch Kimmerling
    Political Science
    3.74 (43)

    Ariel sharon was one of the most experienced, shrewd and frightening leaders of the new millennium. despite being found both directly and indirectly responsible for acts considered war crimes under international law, he became prime minister of israel, a political victory he won by provoking the palestinians into a new uprising, the second intifada. from the beginning of his career sharon was regarded as the most brutal, deceitful and unrestrained of all the israeli generals and politicians. a man of monstrous vision, his attempts to destroy the palestinian people have

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  • Emergence of a Free Press

    Emergence of a Free Press

    Emergence of a Free Press

    Leonard W. Levy
    3.64 (14)

    Leonard w. levy's legacy of suppression so disturbed supreme court justice hugo l. black that he called it "one of the mosts devastating blows that has been delivered against civil liberty for a long time."published in 1960, this book challenged the liberal interpretation of the first amendment by claiming that the framers of the constitution intended it only as a protection against the prior restraint of a publication. it was not, levy vehemently argued, meant to be used as a defense in seditious libel cases. in other words, freedom of

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  • Das Kapital

    Das Kapital

    Das Kapital

    Friedrich Engels,Karl Marx
    Political Science
    3.88 (9,187)

    Das kapital, karl marx's seminal work, is the book that above all others formed the twentieth century. from kapital sprung the economic and political systems that at one time dominated half the earth and for nearly a century kept the world on the brink of war. even today, more than one billion chinese citizens live under a regime that proclaims fealty to marxist ideology. yet this important tome has been passed over by many readers frustrated by marx’s difficult style and his preoccupation with nineteenth-century events of little relevance to

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  • Iran Contra-Connection

    Iran Contra-Connection

    Iran Contra-Connection

    Hunter,Jane Hunter,Jonathan Marshall,Peter Scott
    4.29 (14)

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  • The Origins of the Korean War, Volume I

    The Origins of the Korean War, Volume I

    The Origins of the Korean War, Volume I

    Bruce Cumings
    4 (42)

    Distributed for yuksabipyungsa pressin volume ii of the origins of the korean war, cumings examines the internal political-economic development of the two korean states and the consequences, for korea, of cold war rivalry between the united states and the soviet union. he investigates the intense border fighting and internal political instability that preceded the northern invasion and challenges the notion of sudden soviet-sponsored intervention. he discusses, among other topics, the containment doctrine as applied to south korea and the subsequent adoption by the united states of a "rollback" policy aimed

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  • Just The Facts
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  • Instruments of Statecraft
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  • Empire of Fortune
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  • No Gods No Masters

    No Gods No Masters

    No Gods No Masters

    Daniel Guerin
    4.12 (593)

    The first english translation of guérin’s monumental anthology of anarchism, published here in one volume. it details a vast array of unpublished documents, letters, debates, manifestos, reports, impassioned calls-to-arms and reasoned analysis; the history, organization and practice of the movement—its theorists, advocates and activists; the great names and the obscure, towering legends and unsung heroes.this definitive anthology portrays anarchism as a sophisticated ideology whose nuances and complexities highlight the natural desire for freedom in all of us. the classical texts will re-establish anarchism as both an intellectual and practical force

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  • Panic Rules!

    Panic Rules!

    Panic Rules!

    Robin Hahnel
    Business & Economics
    3.6 (45)

    Foreword by jeremy brecherintroductionchapter 1 the bloom off the boomchapter 2 deconstructing the neoliberal mythchapter 3 the latest bustchapter 4 understanding the crisischapter 5 how asia caught the fluchapter 6 the imf to the rescuechapter 7 what should we want? what should we fear?chapter 8 mainstream reform proposalschapter 9 progressive reform proposalsconclusion lilliputian luddites until globalization can be built from belowboom and bustamong economic systems, capitalism is the manic-depressive patient. exuberance, unbridled optimism, and euphoria are followed by gloom, listlessness, and depression. but no matter how often the cycle is

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  • Ruthless Criticism

    Ruthless Criticism

    Ruthless Criticism

    Albert Kreiling,Eileen R. Meehan,etc. Lynn Spigel,Gerald J. Baldasty,Holly Allen,Jon Bekken,Linda Steiner,Robert W. McChesney,William S. Solomon,WJohn C. Nerone
    3 (1)

    Ruthless criticism was first published in 1993. minnesota archive editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original university of minnesota press editions.ruthless criticism offers perspectives and subjects largely outside traditional historiography. it broadens the concept of media history to include lesser-studied media, and offers alternative interpretations of traditional media.this anthology of original research includes an array of scholarly and theoretical perspectives. each addresses specific topic within a specific era. reflecting the diversity of u.s. mass media.solomon and mcchesney begin by

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  • Right Turn
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  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan

    Michael J. Hogan
    History
    3.79 (28)

    Michael hogan shows how the marshall plan was more than an effort to put american aid behind the economic reconstruction of europe. american officials hoped to refashion western europe into a smaller version of the integrated single-market and mixed capitalist economy that existed in the united states. professor hogan's emphasis on integration is part of a major reinterpretation that sees the marshall plan as an extension of american domestic and foreign-policy developments stretching back through the interwar period to the progressive era. michael hogan is professor of history at ohio

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  • Selling Free Enterprise

    Selling Free Enterprise

    Selling Free Enterprise

    Elizabeth A. Fones-Wolf
    Business & Economics
    4.27 (44)

    The post-world war ii years in the united states were marked by the business community's efforts to discredit new deal liberalism and undermine the power and legitimacy of organized labor. in selling free enterprise, elizabeth fones-wolf describes how conservative business leaders strove to reorient workers away from their loyalties to organized labor and government, teaching that prosperity could be achieved through reliance on individual initiative, increased productivity, and the protection of personal liberty. based on research in a wide variety of business and labor sources, this detailed account shows how

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  • American Foreign Policy
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  • The New Intifada

    The New Intifada

    The New Intifada

    Alison Weir,Gila Svirsky,Noam Chomsky,Roane Carey
    4.06 (71)

    Frustrated by the failure of the peace process to end the israeli occupation, and outraged by ariel sharon’s invasion, with one thousand armed guards, of the al-aqsa holy site in east jerusalem, the palestinian population of israel and the occupied territories rose up in september 2000. a new intifada has raged ever since. in these pages, a group of writers and analysts, many of them directly involved in the conflict, trace the origins of the uprising, its consequences for the palestinian people and the israeli state, and its likely impact

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  • Danger and Survival

    Danger and Survival

    Danger and Survival

    McGeorge Bundy
    Business & Economics
    Political Science
    3.78 (40)

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  • Churchill

    Churchill

    Churchill

    Andrew Roberts
    4.12 (10,568)

    A landmark reconsideration of the iconoclastic war leader, based on extensive new material, from private letters to war cabinet meetings, by the bestselling, award-winning author of napoleon and the storm of war.when we seek an example of unalloyed courage, the man who comes to mind is winston churchill: the visionary leader, immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. but how did young winston become churchill? what gave him the strength to take on the superior force of nazi germany when

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  • The Discovery of India

    The Discovery of India

    The Discovery of India

    Jawaharlal Nehru
    India
    4.06 (7,482)

    In conjunction with the jawaharlal nehru memorial fund in new delhi, oxford proudly announces the reissue of and , two famous works by jawaharlal nehru. one of modern day's most articulate statesmen, jawaharlal nehru wrote a on a wide variety of subjects. describing himself as "a dabbler in many things," he committed his life not only to politics but also to nature and wild life, drama, poetry, history, and science, as well as many other fields. these two volumes help to illuminate the depth of his interests and knowledge and

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  • The Real Terror Network

    The Real Terror Network

    The Real Terror Network

    Edward S. Herman
    Political Science
    4.11 (37)

    A devastating expose of u.s. foreign policy which separates the myth of an "international terrorist conspiracy" from the reality.

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  • American Occupation of Japan

    American Occupation of Japan

    American Occupation of Japan

    Michael Schaller
    History
    3.19 (16)

    In this novel and intriguing book, michael schaller traces the origins of the cold war in asia to the postwar occupation of japan by u.s. troops. determined to secure japan as a bulwark against both soviet expansion and asian revolution, the u.s. instituted ambitious social and economic reforms under the direction of the flamboyant occupation commander, general douglas macarthur. macarthur was later denounced by the truman administration as a "bunko artist" who had wrecked japan's economy and opened it to communist influence, and power was shifted to japan's old elite.

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  • The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951

    The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951

    The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951

    Ilan Pappé
    History
    4.2 (41)

    Arabs and jews describe the first arab-israeli war of 1948 in completely different ways. among arabs, and especially palestinians, the events of that year are known as the "nakba" - the catastrophe, the trauma, the disaster. for jews, and in particular for israelis, their victory in the war of 1948 is a veritable miracle in which, against tremendous odds and through heroic military effort, the jewish community succeeded in thwarting attempts by the arab states to destroy it.this book integrates new archival material with the findings of recent scholarship to

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  • Safe for Democracy

    Safe for Democracy

    Safe for Democracy

    Lloyd C. Gardner
    3.5 (4)

    This ground-breaking book probes the way that two capitalist superpowers, great britain and the united states, responded to the momentous challenge of revolution that emerged during the early years of this century. focusing on two key figures--woodrow wilson and david lloyd george--the book explores the collective impact on the western democracies of the revolutions that swept mexico in 1910, china in 1911, and, especially, russia in 1917.

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  • The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960

    The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960

    The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960

    Morton J. Horwitz
    Law
    4.11 (47)

    When the first volume of morton horwitz's monumental history of american law appeared in 1977, it was universally acclaimed as one of the most significant works ever published in american legal history. the new republic called it an extremely valuable book. library journal praised it as brilliant and convincing. and eric foner, in the new york review of books, wrote that the issues it raises are indispensable for understanding nineteenth-century america. it won the coveted bancroft prize in american history and has since become the standard source on american law

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  • In the Name of Democracy

    In the Name of Democracy

    In the Name of Democracy

    Thomas Carothers
    NON-CLASSIFIABLE.
    3.79 (14)

    This is the first comprehensive, even-handed examination of u.s. policy in latin america during the reagan era. drawing on interviews with united states officials and his own perspective as a former state department lawyer, carothers sheds new light on the much-discussed u.s. involvements in nicaragua, el salvador, and panama, and turns up varied and often unexpected findings in less-studied countries such as bolivia, costa rica, paraguay, and chile.

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  • War with Iraq

    War with Iraq

    War with Iraq

    Carl Kaysen,John D. Steinbruner,Martin B. Malin,Steven E. Miller,William D. Nordhaus
    3 (1)

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  • Israel's Border Wars, 1949-1956

    Israel's Border Wars, 1949-1956

    Israel's Border Wars, 1949-1956

    Benny Morris
    Causes
    4.13 (16)

    This book looks at the development of israeli-arab relations during the formative years 1949 to 1956, focusing on arab infiltration into israel and israeli retaliation. palestinian refugee raiding and cross-border attacks by egyptian-controlled irregulars and commandos were a core phenomenonduring this period and one of the chief causes of israel's invasion of sinai and the gaza strip in 1956.benny morris probes the types of arab infiltration and the attitude of arab governments towards the phenomenon, and traces the evolution of israel's defensive and offensive responses. he analyzes israeli decision-making processes,

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  • The Spanish Cockpit

    The Spanish Cockpit

    The Spanish Cockpit

    Franz Borkenau
    History
    4.13 (78)

    ..".not only a model of what the study of revolution should be, but one of the best books ever published on spain."--"gerald brenan." "borkenau went to see the spanish civil war with his own eyes and consulted nobody but his own integrity when he wrote what he saw."--"dame rebecca west."

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  • Accumulation And Power An Economic History Of The United States

    Accumulation And Power An Economic History Of The United States

    Accumulation And Power An Economic History Of The United States

    Richard B. DuBoff
    4 (5)

    To determine the causes of the current socio-economic crisis of the united states and to draw appropriate political conclusions, it is essential to understand how the system evolved toward its present condition. accumulation and power helps provide this understanding by showing how the development of corporate enterprises and the corresponding emergence of a class structure composed primarily of capitalists and wage laborers caused fundamental metamorphoses in the processes of competition, aggregate-demand determination, and state policy making. richard du boff demonstrates that although this transformation entailed an unprecedented development of productive

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  • The Age Of Terror

    The Age Of Terror

    The Age Of Terror

    Nayan Chanda,Strobe Talbott
    3 (31)

    Momentous events have a way of connecting individuals both to history and to one another. so it was on september 11. even before more than 4000 people died in less than two hours, there were farewell messages from the sky. in their last minutes, doomed passengers used cell phones to reach loved ones. a short time later, office workers trapped high in the burning towers called spouses, children, parents. never had so many had the means to say good-bye. during the hours afterward, the survivors scrambled to make contact with

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  • The Uses of Haiti

    The Uses of Haiti

    The Uses of Haiti

    Paul Farmer
    History
    4.24 (550)

    The uses of haiti tells the truth about uncomfortable matters—uncomfortable, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from scrutiny. it tells the truth about what has been happening in haiti, and the us role in its bitter fate.—noam chomsky, from the introductionin this third edition of the classic the uses of haiti, paul farmer looks at what has happened to the health of the poor in haiti since the coup.winner of a mcarthur genius award, is a physician and anthropologist who has worked

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  • Inevitable Revolutions

    Inevitable Revolutions

    Inevitable Revolutions

    Walter LaFeber
    4.1 (329)

    This book explains the history of us/central american relations, explaining why these countries have remained so overpopulated, illiterate and violent; and why us government notions of economic and military security combine to keep in place a system of central american dependency. this second edition is updated to include new material covering the reagan and bush years, and the iran/contra affair.

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  • Humanitarian Intervention

    Humanitarian Intervention

    Humanitarian Intervention

    Sean D. Murphy
    Political Science
    5 (1)

    Over the centuries, societies have gradually developed constraints on the use of armed force in the conduct of foreign relations. the crowning achievement of these efforts occurred in the midtwentieth century with the general acceptance among the states of the world that the use of military force for territorial expansion was unacceptable. a central challenge for the twenty-first century rests in reconciling these constraints with the increasing desire to protect innocent persons from human rights deprivations that often take place during civil war or result from persecution by autocratic governments.

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  • Taking the Risk Out of Democracy

    Taking the Risk Out of Democracy

    Taking the Risk Out of Democracy

    Alex Carey
    Language Arts & Disciplines
    4.3 (56)

    A collection of his essays (several of them previously unpublished) on corporate propaganda were published "taking the risk out of democracy: propaganda in the u.s. and australia" (university of new south wales press). this book was reissued in 1997 by university of illinois press under the title "taking the risk out of democracy: corporate propaganda versus freedom and liberty".

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  • The Great Transformation

    The Great Transformation

    The Great Transformation

    Karl Polanyi
    Philosophy
    4.2 (4,212)

    In this classic work of economic history and social theory, karl polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the industrial revolution. his analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. new introductory material reveals the renewed importance of polanyi's seminal analysis in an era of globalization and free trade.

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  • A Preponderance of Power

    A Preponderance of Power

    A Preponderance of Power

    Melvyn P. Leffler
    History
    3.91 (81)

    In the united states the cold war shaped our political culture, our institutions, and our national priorities. abroad, it influenced the destinies of people everywhere. it divided europe, split germany, and engulfed the third world. it led to a feverish arms race and massive sales of military equipment to poor nations. for at least four decades it left the world in a chronic state of tension where a miscalculation could trigger nuclear holocaust.documents, oral histories, and memoirs illuminating the goals, motives, and fears of contemporary u.s. officials were already widely

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  • The CIA, a Forgotten History
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  • Collusion Across The Jordan
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  • Power Without Responsibility

    Power Without Responsibility

    Power Without Responsibility

    James Curran,Jean Seaton
    Performing Arts
    3.96 (82)

    Widely regarded as the standard book on the british media, this authoritative introduction to the history, sociology, theory and politics of media and communications studies has been substantially revised and updated to bring it up to date with developments in the media industry. its three new chapters describe the battle for the soul of the internet, the impact of the internet on society and the rise of new media in britain. in addition it examines the recuperation of the bbc, how international and european regulation is changing the british media

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  • The Politics of Health Policy

    The Politics of Health Policy

    The Politics of Health Policy

    Vicente Navarro
    5 (2)

    This book analyzes the federal health policies followed by reagan, bush, and clinton and by the democratic-controlled congress. the book shows the connection between the crisis of health care and the correlation of class forces in america. addresses one of the key areas of contemporary public policy in the us, challenging complacent assumptions and demonstrating the enduring popularity of the welfare state the author was part of the clinton team responsible for health reform

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  • Supremacy And Oil
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  • East Timor

    East Timor

    East Timor

    John G Taylor
    3.67 (12)

    The people of east timor voted overwhelmingly in august 1999 for independence and an end to indonesian occupation. in this updated and much expanded edition of indonesia's forgotten war: the hidden history of east timor (zed books, rev ed 1994), john taylor tells the story of what happened following president suharto's overthrow. the new government conceded the right of the united nations to organise the long delayed referendum giving the east timorese a choice between continued association with indonesia or independence. at the very moment the historic vote was being

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  • Arguing About War

    Arguing About War

    Arguing About War

    Michael Walzer
    Political Science
    3.44 (143)

    Michael walzer is one of the world’s most eminent philosophers on the subject of war and ethics. now, for the first time since his classic just and unjust wars was published almost three decades ago, this volume brings together his most provocative arguments about contemporary military conflicts and the ethical issues they raise. the essays in the book are divided into three sections. the first deals with issues such as humanitarian intervention, emergency ethics, and terrorism. the second consists of walzer’s responses to particular wars, including the first gulf war,

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  • Al Qaeda

    Al Qaeda

    Al Qaeda

    Jason Burke
    4.03 (504)

    Award-winning reporter jason burke shows how the threat from islamic terrorism comes not from a single criminal mastermind, or even from one group. in this revealing account, he characterizes it is a broad movement with profound roots in the politics, societies and history of the islamic world. using hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents, burke shows how "al-qaeda" is a convenient label applied misleadingly to a diverse, disorganized global movement dedicated to fighting a "cosmic battle" with the west. this is the definitive account of the mysterious organization, retelling

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Human Rights and United States Policy Toward Latin America

    Human Rights and United States Policy Toward Latin America

    Human Rights and United States Policy Toward Latin America

    Lars Schoultz
    Political Science
    2.75 (4)

    The role of human rights in united states policy toward latin america is the subject of this study. it covers the early sixties to 1980, a period when humanitarian values came to play an important role in determining united states foreign policy. the author is concerned both with explaining why these values came to impinge on government decision making and how internal bureaucratic processes affected the specific content of united states policy.originally published in 1981.the uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished

    Noam Chomsky

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  • A Peace Denied
    Noam Chomsky

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  • The Long Peace

    The Long Peace

    The Long Peace

    John Lewis Gaddis
    4.04 (49)

    In this fascinating new interpretation of cold war history, john lewis gaddis focuses on how the united states and the soviet union have managed to get through more than four decades of cold war confrontation without going to war with one another. using recently-declassified american and british documents, gaddis argues that the postwar international system has contained previously unsuspected elements of stability. this provocative reassessment of contemporary history--particularly as it relates to the current status of soviet-american relations--will certainly generate discussion, controversy, and important new perspectives on both past and

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Cambodia, 1975-1982

    Cambodia, 1975-1982

    Cambodia, 1975-1982

    Michael Vickery
    History
    3.71 (34)

    Cambodia 1975-1982 presents a unique and carefully researched analysis of the democratic kampuchea regime of pol pot and the khmer rouge (1975-79) and the early years of the people's republic of kampuchea (1979-89). when it was first published in 1984, the book provided one of the few balanced and reasoned voices in a world shocked by media reports of incredible brutality. now, 15 years later, the book remains unsurpassed as an original historical document bringing a new interpretation based on the earliest primary sources - interviews with the khmer people

    Noam Chomsky

    One of the books he used as reference.

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  • Mark Twain's Weapons of Satire

    Mark Twain's Weapons of Satire

    Mark Twain's Weapons of Satire

    Jim Zwick,Mark Twain
    4.1 (20)

    Mark twain was described by a contemporary newspaper as the "most influential anti-imperialist and the most dreaded critic of the sacrosanct person in the white house that the country contains." although not a pacifist, twain was the most prominent opponent of the philippine-american war. today, however, this aspect of mark twain's career is barely known. his writings on the war have never been collected in a single volume, and a number of them are published here for the first time. although he was a vice president of the anti-imperialist league

    Noam Chomsky

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  • John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire

    John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire

    John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire

    William Earl Weeks
    History
    3.24 (21)

    This is the story of a man, a treaty, and a nation. the man was john quincy adams, regarded by most historians as america's greatest secretary of state. the treaty was the transcontinental treaty of 1819, of which adams was the architect. it acquired florida for the young united states, secured a western boundary extending to the pacific, and bolstered the nation's position internationally. as william weeks persuasively argues, the document also represented the first determined step in the creation of an american global empire.weeks follows the course of the

    Noam Chomsky

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  • The Crisis of Democracy

    The Crisis of Democracy

    The Crisis of Democracy

    Joji Watanuki,Michel Crozier,Samuel P. Huntington
    3.66 (47)

    The crisis of democracy: on the governability of democracies was initially a 1975 report written by michel crozier, samuel p. huntington, and joji watanuki for the trilateral commission and later published as a book.the report observed the political state of the united states, europe and japan and says that in the united states the problems of governance "stem from an excess of democracy" and thus advocates "to restore the prestige and authority of central government institutions."

    Noam Chomsky

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  • A Thousand Days

    A Thousand Days

    A Thousand Days

    Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.,David Sobel
    4.16 (6,802)

    Written by one of our foremost historians and published in 1965, a thousand days is still considered the most complete and definitive portrait of john f. kennedy and his administration. handpicked by kennedy to serve as special assistant to the president, historian and harvard professor arthur m. schlesinger, jr. witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history. the hundreds of photographs and documents included here have been gleaned from such sources as the john f. kennedy library, the library

    Noam Chomsky

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  • The Road to OPEC

    The Road to OPEC

    The Road to OPEC

    Stephen G. Rabe
    Political Science
    5 (1)

    On september 10, 1960, venezuela spearheaded the formation of the organization of petroleum exporting countries (other original members included saudi arabia, iran, iraq, and kuwait). however, in a world abundantly supplied with oil, the united states could and did ignore venezuelan suggestions that opec and the consuming nations work together to control production and to increase prices. then, in late 1973, opec sent shudders throughout the world economy, and an energy crisis struck with full force. emboldened by the power of their oil cartel, venezuelan leaders denounced the old economic

    Noam Chomsky

    One of the books he used as reference.

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  • Between Serb and Albanian

    Between Serb and Albanian

    Between Serb and Albanian

    Miranda Vickers
    Albanians
    3.85 (27)

    The dissolution of communism and the rise of ethnic and religious conflict throughout the former yugoslavia, which sparked the war among bosnians, serbs, and croats, has captivated the attention of the western media throughout the 1990s. but little notice has been paid to the growing ethnic and religious tensions within the serbian province of kosovo -- tensions that now pose a serious threat to the security of the balkans. nearly 90 percent of the population of kosovo is composed of albanian muslims, many of whom support a growing movement --

    Noam Chomsky

    One of the books he used as reference.

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  • Washington's War on Nicaragua

    Washington's War on Nicaragua

    Washington's War on Nicaragua

    Holly Sklar
    Political Science
    4.18 (17)

    An account of u.s. policy from the sandinista revolution through the iran-contra scandal and beyond. sklar shows how the white house sabotaged peace negoatiations and sustained the deadly contra war despite public opposition, with secret u.s. special forces and an auxiliary arm of dictators, drug smugglers and death squad godfathers, and illuminates an alternative policy rooted in law and democracy.

    Noam Chomsky

    One of the books he used as reference.

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  • The Limits of State Action

    The Limits of State Action

    The Limits of State Action

    J. W. Burrow,Wilhelm von Humboldt
    Political Science
    3.83 (129)

    The grand, leading principle, towards which every argument . . . unfolded in these pages directly converges, is the absolute and essential importance of human development in its richest diversity.this description by wilhelm von humboldt of his purpose in writing animates john stuart mill's on liberty and serves as its famous epigraph. seldom has a book spoken so dramatically to another writer. many commentators even believe that humboldt's discussion of issues of freedom and individual responsibility possesses greater clarity and directness than mill's. by "germany's greatest philosopher of freedom," as

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Conflicting Missions

    Conflicting Missions

    Conflicting Missions

    Piero Gleijeses
    History
    4.35 (125)

    This is a compelling and dramatic account of cuban policy in africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with u.s. policy toward the continent. piero gleijeses's fast-paced narrative takes the reader from cuba's first steps to assist algerian rebels fighting france in 1961, to the secret war between havana and washington in zaire in 1964-65--where 100 cubans led by che guevara clashed with 1,000 mercenaries controlled by the cia--and, finally, to the dramatic dispatch of 30,000 cubans to angola in 1975-76, which stopped the south african advance

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Confronting the Third World
    Noam Chomsky

    One of the books he used as reference.

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  • Kennedy's Quest for Victory

    Kennedy's Quest for Victory

    Kennedy's Quest for Victory

    Thomas G. Paterson
    3.6 (10)

    The first major reassessment of john f. kennedy's foreign policy since his death, this volume of original essays compels new thinking about the 1960s. basing their analysis on extensive research in archival documents and oral histories, twelve accomplished historians explore the primary foreign policy assumptions and objectives of kennedy and his advisers. the contributors examine the cold war, global crisis, domestic politics, decision-making, personality and style, and historical lessons in shaping kennedy's diplomacy. this provocative volume explores such key issues as the atlantic alliance, nuclear arms, united states economic hegemony,

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Business as a System of Power

    Business as a System of Power

    Business as a System of Power

    Robert A. Brady
    4 (9)

    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

    Noam Chomsky

    One of the books he used as reference.

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  • In Retrospect

    In Retrospect

    In Retrospect

    Brian VanDeMark,Robert S. McNamara
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.76 (2,310)

    The #1 national bestseller--an indispensable document for anyone interested in the vietnam war. mcnamara's controversial book tells the inside and personal story of america's descent into vietnam from a unique point of view, and is one of the most enlightening books about government ever written. this new edition features a new foreword by mcnamara. of photos. (military history)

    Noam Chomsky

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  • European Empires from Conquest to Collapse 1815-1960

    European Empires from Conquest to Collapse 1815-1960

    European Empires from Conquest to Collapse 1815-1960

    V. G. Kiernan
    3.38 (8)

    A wide-ranging book which brings within a single view the wars which created europe's empires. beginning with the post-napoleonic era, it presents all the major episodes of an often dramatic story in which the military agents of european imperialism met the peoples of the rest of the world in armed conflict.

    Noam Chomsky

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  • After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?

    After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?

    After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?

    Jonathan C. Randal
    History
    3.8 (41)

    Years ago, noting that kurds—the largest ethnic group in the world without their own country—were involved in every major story he covered in iran, israel, turkey, lebanon, and iraq, veteran reporter jonathan randal decided to produce this first-hand report on kurdistan, a shocking, tragic account of diplomacy and politics in the middle east, and a gripping adventure story about being a war reporter in the 1990s.throughout the kurds' history, world powers have promised to help them achieve autonomy, and each time the kurds have been betrayed. but they are also

    Noam Chomsky

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  • The Record of the Paper

    The Record of the Paper

    The Record of the Paper

    Howard Friel,Richard Falk
    3.96 (27)

    When the new york times finally apologized for its coverage of iraq’s weapons of mass destruction in 2004, it was too late. the newspaper had already supported the invasion. the bush administration was not only violating international law, it was lying to the public, using major media like the times to spread its message.in this meticulously researched study—the first part of a two-volume work—howard friel and richard falk demonstrate how the newspaper of record in the united states has consistently, over the last 50 years, misreported the facts related to

    Noam Chomsky

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  • The Uncensored War

    The Uncensored War

    The Uncensored War

    Daniel C. Hallin
    History
    3.81 (67)

    This book was finished in the tenth year after the end of the vietnam war. the year 1985 was also the year of rambo, and of a number of other celebration of the vietnam war in popular culture. it was the year congress cut off aid to the "contras" in nicaragua, and then abruptly reversed itself and approved "humanitarian" aid to support the guerrilla war in that country. the "vietnam syndrome" showed signs of giving way tot he "grenada syndrome": the fear of repeating the vietnam experience showed signs of

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Out of Control

    Out of Control

    Out of Control

    Kevin Kelly
    Business & Economics
    4.23 (1,600)

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Not Condemned to Repetition

    Not Condemned to Repetition

    Not Condemned to Repetition

    Robert Pastor
    3.78 (9)

    Through the fall of anastasio somoza, the rise of the sandinistas, and the contra war, the united states and nicaragua seemed destined to repeat the mistakes made by the u.s. and cuba forty years before. the 1990 election in nicaragua broke the pattern. robert pastor was a major us policymaker in the critical period leading up to and following the sandinista revolution of 1979. a decade later after writing the first edition of this book, he organized the international mission led by jimmy carter that mediated the first free election

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Last Reflections on a War

    Last Reflections on a War

    Last Reflections on a War

    Bernard B. Fall,Don Oberdorfer
    Vietnam
    4.32 (53)

    Bernard b. fall was 40 years old when he was killed by a booby trap in northern south vietnam on february 21, 1967. by the time of his death he had already authored seven books on vietnam, most notably street without joy, an indictment of french intrusion into indochina and a warning to american forces just beginning their involvement. last reflections on a war, first published shortly after dr. fall's death, is a tribute to his life's work: it contains the only known autobiographical account of his life, several previously

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Reagan Versus The Sandinistas

    Reagan Versus The Sandinistas

    Reagan Versus The Sandinistas

    EDITOR *,Eva Gold,Harvey Williams,Patricia Hynds,Peter Kornbluh,Thomas W Walker
    3.64 (11)

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    Norman Finkelstein,Norman G. Finkelstein
    History
    4.28 (480)

    This acclaimed study surveys the dominant popular and scholarly images of the israel–palestine conflict. finkelstein opens with a theoretical discussion of zionism, locating it as a romantic form of nationalism that assumed the bankruptcy of liberal democracy. he goes on to look at the demographic origins of the palestinians, with particular reference to the work of joan peters, and develops critiques of the influential studies of both benny morris and anita shapira. reviewing the diplomatic history with aban eban‘s oeuvre as his foil, finkelstein closes by demonstrating that the casting

    Noam Chomsky

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  • The Politics of Heroin

    The Politics of Heroin

    The Politics of Heroin

    Alfred W. McCoy
    4.34 (522)

    The first book to prove cia and u.s. government complicity in global drug trafficking, the politics of heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the cold war until today. maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in asia, europe, the middle east, and south and central america. new chapters detail u.s. involvement in the narcotics trade in afghanistan and pakistan before and after the fall of the taliban, and how u.s. drug policy in central america and

    Noam Chomsky

    One of the books he used as reference.

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  • The United States and Fascist Italy, 1922-1940

    The United States and Fascist Italy, 1922-1940

    The United States and Fascist Italy, 1922-1940

    David F. Schmitz
    History
    4.5 (4)

    A comprehensive analysis of american foreign policy and mussolini's italy. schmitz argues that the u.s. desire for order, interest in open door trade, and concern about left-wing revolution led american policymakers to welcome mussolini's coming to power and to support fascism in italy for most of the interwar period.originally published in 1988.a unc press enduring edition -- unc press enduring editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. these editions are published unaltered from the original,

    Noam Chomsky

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  • Facing West

    Facing West

    Facing West

    Dr. Richard Drinnon Ph.D
    4.23 (53)

    American expansion, says richard drinnon, is characterized by repression and racism. in his reinterpretation of "winning" the west, drinnon links racism with colonialism and traces this interrelationship from the pequot war in new england, through american expansion westward to the pacific, and beyond to the phillippines and vietnam. he cites parrallels between the slaughter of bison on the great plains and the defoliation of vietnam and notes similarities in the language of aggression used in the american west, the philippines, and southeast asia.

    Noam Chomsky

    One of the books he used as reference.

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  • The United States and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution

    The United States and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution

    The United States and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution

    Jules R. Benjamin
    History
    4.17 (6)

    Jules benjamin argues convincingly that modern conflicts between cuba and the united states stem from a long history of u.s. hegemony and cuban resistance. he shows what difficulties the smaller country encountered because of u.s. efforts first to make it part of an empire of liberty and later to dominate it by economic methods, and he analyzes the kind of misreading of ardent nationalism that continues to plague u.s. policymaking.

    Noam Chomsky

    One of the books he used as reference.

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  • Worlds in Collision

    Worlds in Collision

    Worlds in Collision

    Ken Booth,T. Dunne
    3.4 (20)

    Bringing together an outstanding group of thinkers, worlds in collision is the essential book for understanding the debate about the future of global order in the wake of international terrorism and the war in afghanistan. when the victim of such horrific terror attacks happens to be the world's only superpower, the agenda is set for the future global order. this book will help readers understand the ways in which our worlds collided on september 11, 2001. not only does it comprehensively address the first phase of the war against international

    Noam Chomsky

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