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Hegemony or Survival

Hegemony or Survival

America's Quest for Global Dominance

American Empire Project

Noam Chomsky; Read by Brian Jones

Macmillan Audio



Macmillan Audio

Macmillan Audio

On Sale: 10/01/2003

ISBN: 9781593973476


The world's foremost intellectual activist narrates his irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total domination and the catastrophic consequences that are sure to follow

The United States is in the process of staking out not just the globe but the last unarmed spot in our neighborhood—the heavens—as a militarized sphere of influence. Our earth and its skies are, for the Bush administration, the final frontiers of imperial control. In Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this moment, what kind of peril we find ourselves in, and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species.

With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky dissects America's quest for global supremacy, tracking the U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of policies intended to achieve "full spectrum dominance" at any cost. He lays out vividly how the various strands of policy cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threatens our survival. In our era, he argues, empire is a recipe for an earthly wasteland.

Lucid, rigorous, and thoroughly documented, Hegemony or Survival promises to be Chomsky's most urgent and sweeping work in years, certain to spark widespread debate.

Praise for Hegemony or Survival

“Reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive.” —Samantha Power, The New York Times

“Highly readable...cogent and provocative.” —Publishers Weekly

“Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.” —The New York Times on Noam Chomsky

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Noam Chomsky; Read by Brian Jones

Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political works, from American Power and the New Mandarins in the 1960s to 9-11 in 2001. A professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, he is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

Brian Jones's audiobook credits include Noam Chomsky's Hegemony or Survival, Voices of a People's History of the United States, and Howard Zinn's one-man play Marx in Soho. Jones is a teacher, actor, and activist living in New York City. His commentary has been featured on GritTV,,, and in the International Socialist Review.

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