A Problem from Hell
America and the Age of Genocide
Paperback ISBN: 0060541644
Discusses America's political stance during the holocausts of the past fifty years, presenting moral arguments for why the United States should change its non-engagement policies to become involved in conflicts involving genocide.
The Rule of Force in World Affairs
Paperback ISBN: 0896086119
Contents Rogues' Gallery: Who Qualifies? Rogue States Crisis in the Balkans East Timor Retrospective "Plan Colombia" Cuba and the US Government: David vs. Goliath Putting on the Pressure: Latin America Jubilee 2000 "Recovering Rights": A Crooked Path The United States and the "Challenge of Universality" The Legacy of War Millennium Greetings Power in the Domestic Arena Socioeconomic Sovereignty Notes Index An Excerpt from Rogue States by Noam Chomsky The concept of "rogue state" plays a pre-eminent role today in policy planning and analysis. The current Iraq crisis is only the latest example. Washington and London declared Iraq a "rogue state," a threat to its neighbors and to the entire world, an "outlaw nation" led by a reincarnation of Hitler who must be contained by the guardians of world order, the United States and its British "junior partner," to adopt the term ruefully employed by the British foreign office half a century ago. The concept merits a close look. [...] A secret 1995 study of the Strategic Command, which is responsible for the strategic nuclear arsenal, outlines the basic thinking. Released through the Freedom of Information Act, the study, Essentials of Post-Cold War Deterrence, "shows how the United States shifted its deterrent strategy from the defunct Soviet Union to so-called rogue states such as Iraq, Libya, Cuba and North Korea," AP reports. The study advocates that the US exploit its nuclear arsenal to portray itself as "irrational and vindictive if its vital interests are attacked." That "should be a part of the national persona we project to all adversaries," in particular the "rogue states." "It hurts to portray ourselves as too fully rational and cool-headed," let alone committed to such silliness as international law and treaty obligations. "The fact that some elements" of the US government "may appear to be potentially 'out of control' can be beneficial to creating and reinforcing fears and doubts within the minds of an adversary's decision makers." The report resurrects Nixon's "madman theory": our enemies should recognize that we are crazed and unpredictable, with extraordin
Imperial Life in the Emerald City
Inside Iraq's Green Zone
Hardcover ISBN: 1400044871
A journalist and former Baghdad bureau chief for The Washington Post furnishes a revealing look at life in Baghdad's Green Zone, the headquarters for the American occupation in Iraq, criticizing the follies and foibles of L. Paul Bremer and others in the invasion and reconstruction of Iraq. 30,000 first printing.
All the Shah's Men
An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
Hardcover ISBN: 0471265179
Traces the events leading to the 1953 coup in Iran, noting the reasons behind the U.S.'s covert operations under the joint authority of Eisenhower and Churchill, the orchestrations of prime minister Mossadegh and CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt, and the coup's ongoing consequences.
From Beirut to Jerusalem
Updated With a New Chapter
Paperback ISBN: 0385413726
A winner of the National Book Award, the seminal study of the Middle East conflict by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist has been updated with the addition of a new chapter that traces the situation up to 1995. Original.
Fair Trade for All
How Trade Can Promote Development
Hardcover ISBN: 0199290903
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of the New York Times bestselling book Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz here joins with fellow economist Andrew Charlton to offer a challenging and controversial argument about how globalization can actually help Third World countries to develop and prosper. In Fair Trade For All, Stiglitz and Charlton address one of the key issues facing world leaders today--how can the poorer countries of the world be helped to help themselves through freer, fairer trade? To answer this question, the authors put forward a radical and realistic new model for managing trading relationships between the richest and the poorest countries. Their approach is designed to open up markets in the interests of all nations and not just the most powerful economies, to ensure that trade promotes development, and to minimize the costs of adjustments. Beginning with a brief history of the World Trade Organization and its agreements, the authors explore the issues and events which led to the failure of 2003 Cancun summit and the obstacles that face the successful completion of the Doha Round of negotiations. Finally they spell out the reforms and principles upon which a successful agreement must be based. Vividly written, highly topical, and packed with insightful analyses, Fair Trade For All offers a radical new solution to the problems of world trade. It is a must read for anyone interested in globalization and development in the Third World.
On the Ground With the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond
Paperback ISBN: 1400034574
A veteran journalist and author of Balkan Ghosts offers a thought-provoking look at American imperialism from the perspective of the global war on terrorism and the role of America's elite military forces, in a study that reassesses the changing involvement of the United States in world affairs. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
The Burning Tigris
The Armenian Genocide and America's Response
Paperback ISBN: 0060558709
A history of the Armenian massacres of the 1890s and the genocide of 1915 also traces America's effort to assist the Armenian people, citing the contributions of such figures as Julia Ward Howe, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Mark Twain, and Clara Barton. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.