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      01-11-2007, 02:05 PM   #95
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Originally Posted by La Verdad
I have a feeling that you would never consider reading these books, but I will list some anyways. Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (The American Empire Project) - Noam Chomsky (New York Times has listed him as the most important intellectual alive), Chomsky also has a great book entitled "Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy"
I did force my through Failed States and I must say that I was not impressed. The picture Chomsky paints of this country simple lacks context.

American abuses in Central America are highlighted repeatedly but absolutely no mention is made of the Marshall Plan. While he delights in his comparisons of the current administration's domestic response to 9/11 to the policies of Hitler or Stalin, he fails to note that he is doing so from a plush office on the Charles River rather than the camp at Treblinka or the Soviet Gulag.

Chomsky in my humble opinion is nothing more than an Ivy League demagogue.
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