Failed states: the abuse of power and the assault on democracy

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The world's foremost critic of U.S. foreign policy exposes the hollow promises of democracy in American actions abroad--and at home. Unabridged. 6 CDs.
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display_description The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. Chomsky turns the tables, charging the United States with being a "failed state," and therefore a danger to its own people and the world. "Failed states," Chomsky writes, are those "that do not protect their citizens from violence and perhaps even destruction, that regard themselves as beyond the reach of domestic or international law, and that suffer from a 'democratic deficit,' having democratic forms but with limited substance." Exploring recent U.S. foreign and domestic policies, Chomsky assesses Washington's escalation of nuclear risks; the dangerous consequences of the occupation of Iraq; and Americas's self-exemption from international law. He also examines an American electoral system that frustrates genuine political alternatives, thus impeding any meaningful democracy.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet Bush, George W. -- (George Walker), -- 1946-
Iraq War, 2003-
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Security, International
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United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-
War on Terrorism, 2001-
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title_sub the abuse of power and the assault on democracy
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Iraq War, 2003-
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Nuclear nonproliferation
Politics
Politics and government
Security, International
Unilateral acts (International law)
War on Terrorism, 2001-