Who Rules the World?
A new book on the state of the world today -- from one of the most respected and revered political commentators alive
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.
Publisher's description. Noam Chomsky is the world's most influential political commentator, bar none. Here he presents a comprehensive examination of contemporary America, its behaviour at home and abroad, its single-minded pursuit and exercise of power. Penguin
Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1928. He is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, Making the Future, Gaza in Crisis, Occupy, Power Systems, On Anarchism, Because We Say So and Masters of Mankind. He has also been the subject of numerous books of biography and interview and has collaborated with journalists on books including Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine. Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) and his forthcoming Who Rules the World will be published by Hamish Hamilton in autumn 2016.