Failed States

Failed States

[the Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy]

Audiobook CD - 2006
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Noam Chomsky shows how the United States has failed its people.
Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance Audiobook, p2006
ISBN: 9781593979393
1593979398
Branch Call Number: CD 327.73 CHO NVD
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Sklar, Alan
Alternative Title: Failed states

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Dec 21, 2016

An extremely critical interpretation and analysis of the USA and the uses of state power, mostly in foreign affairs and also for domestic control. The type of analysis is realistic (states are the political actors, whose actions are known by state policy) and is subject to withering social-democratic moral criticism. Its ten hours of non-stop polemics. Although he does say he is only taking a critical look, the relative lack (with a few exceptions) of anything good to say about the USA could lead one to think he's describing the Great Satan. The narrator's voice is awful: its strong and deep, but sounds like a horror movie advertisement... for ten hours!

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Party_of_five
Jun 09, 2010

I was looking to hear a different perspective on international relations but only found a anger based half researched summary. Its anti-Americanism is hard to weed through and many historical references are only shown from the narrowest perspective. While it may be true that the Americans are guilty of many errors in international relations, the listener quickly tunes out as there does not seem to be a balance to the authors assertions. I couldn't finish it because the parts I did listen already felt like a waste of my time.

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