Who Rules the World?


In the post-9/11 era, America’s policy-makers have increasingly prioritised the pursuit of power, both military and economic, above all else – human rights, democracy, even security. Drawing on examples ranging from expanding drone assassination programmes to the civil war in Syria and the continued violence in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine, philosopher, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky here offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet.

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Who Rules the World is the essential account of geopolitics right now – including an afterword on President Donald Trump

Noam Chomsky: philosopher, political writer, fearless activist. No one has done more to question the hidden actors who govern our lives, calling the powers that be to account. Here he presents Who Rules the World?, his definitive account of those powers, how they work, and why we should be questioning them.

From the dark history of the US and Cuba to China’s global rise, from torture memos to sanctions on Iran, this book investigates the defining issues of our times and exposes the hypocrisy at the heart of America’s policies and actions. The world’s political and financial elite are now operating almost totally unconstrained by the so-called democratic structure. With climate change and nuclear proliferation threatening our very survival, dissenting voices have never been more necessary.

Fiercely outspoken and rigorously argued, Who Rules the World? is an indispensable guide to how things really are.

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Weight 0.235 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.8 × 2.1 cm






vi, 318




New Edition


327.73 (edition:23)


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