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What Uncle Sam really wants /
Noam Chomsky.
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Berkeley : Odonian Press, [1992].
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111 p. ; 18 cm.
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1878825011 :
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Berkeley : Odonian Press, [1992].
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1878825011 :
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3562032
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-105) and index.
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This is a distillation of the real motivations behind US foreign policy, compiled from talks and interviews completed between 1986 and 1991, with particular attention to Central America.
Main Description
A brilliant distillation of the real motivations behind U.S. foreign policy, compiled from talks and interviews completed between 1986 and 1991, with particular attention to Central America.
Main Description
'Chomsky's work is neither theoretical, nor ideological: it is passionate and righteous. It has some of the qualities of Revelations, the Old Testament prophets and Blake' Ken Jowitt, TLS*BR**BR*A brilliant distillation of the real motivations behind U.S. foreign policy, compiled from talks and interviews completed between 1986 and 1991, with particular attention to Central America.*BR**BR*Quotes from Noam Chomsky:*BR**BR* Contrary to what virtually everyone - left or right - says, the United States achieved its major objectives in Indochina. Vietnam was demolished. There's no danger that successful development there will provide a model for other nations in the region.*BR**BR* At exactly the moment it invaded Panama... the Bush administration announced new high-technology sales to China [and] plans... to lift ban on loans to Iraq... Compared to Bush's buddies in Baghdad and Beijing, Noriega looked like Mother Teresa.*BR**BR* Prospects are pretty dim for Eastern Europe. The West has a plan for it - they want to turn large parts of it into a new, easily exploitable part of the Third World.
Unpaid Annotation
This readable 96-page guide is a brilliant analysis of the real motivations behind U.S. foreign policy, culled from Noam Chomsky's celebrated speeches and edited for clarity and readability. Ten duotone photographs.
Table of Contents
Editor's forewordp. 6
The main goals of US foreign policy
Protecting our turfp. 7
The liberal extremep. 9
The "Grand Area"p. 11
Restoring the traditional orderp. 14
Our commitment to democracyp. 19
The threat of a good examplep. 22
The three-sided worldp. 25
Devastation abroad
Our Good Neighbor policyp. 29
The crucifixion of El Salvadorp. 34
Teaching Nicaragua a lessonp. 40
Making Guatemala a killing fieldp. 46
The invasion of Panamap. 50
Inoculating Southeast Asiap. 56
The Gulf Warp. 60
The Iran/contra cover-upp. 68
The prospects for Eastern Europep. 69
The world's rent-a-thugp. 73
Brainwashing at home
How the Cold War workedp. 78
The war on (certain) drugsp. 82
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strengthp. 86
Socialism, real and fakep. 91
The mediap. 93
The future
Things have changedp. 96
What you can dop. 98
The struggle continuesp. 100
Political books by Noam Chomskyp. 102
Notesp. 103
Indexp. 106
Other Real Story titlesp. 112
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