World Orders, Old and New
- ISBN: 9780745313207
- Extent: 358pp
- Release Date: 20 Oct 1997
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: 3 maps
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- Category: Politics International Relations
'The most we can hope for I suppose is that every reporter might one day carry World Orders, Old and New around in his back pocket' Robert Fisk, Independent
'Chomsky's work is neither theoretical, nor ideological: it is passionate and righteous. It has some of the qualities of Revelations, the Old Testament prophets and Blake' Ken Jowitt, TLS
For those who pursue justice and have an interest in the future of the planet World Orders, Old and New is compulsory reading' Catholic Herald
In this widely acclaimed study of global politics, Chomsky offers a devastating critique of conventional definitions of the ‘new world order’. It is, he argues, nothing more than an ingenious piece of ‘historical engineering’, whereby the pretexts for the Cold War - nuclear threat, Eastern Bloc menace - have been deftly replaced by a new set of convenient justifications for a Western agenda that remains largely unchanged.
Now with a new and extensive epilogue on the Middle East, World Orders Old And New is as relevant now as when it was first published.
About The Author
Noam Chomsky is a world renowned linguist and one of America's foremost social critics. He is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and the author of numerous books for Pluto Press, including Fateful Triangle, The New Military Humanism, Power and Terror and A New Generation Draws the Line.