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Turning the Tide

Turning the Tide

U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace

by Noam Chomsky

Series: Chomsky Perspectives

Examines the goals and influence of U.S. policy towards Central America, and identifies supporters and opponents of this policy.
For decades, Noam Chomsky has been considered one of the most important critics of American's foreign policy in Central and Latin America and yet Turning the Tide is one of his only written works which makes that region its sole focus.

At last back in print after almost thirty years, Turning the Tide explores such neglected but vital issues as Jimmy Carter's interventions in El Salvador, the violation of human rights in Nicaragua and Guatemala, and American involvement with death squads in many countries including Bolivia and El Salvador. For all activists and scholars whose work focuses on Central and Latin America, Turning the Tide remains essential.

Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history and has profoundly shaped contemporary understanding of American politics. An ally of anarcho-syndicalists the world over, he has authored numerous books on linguistics, history and politics. He is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona.

1. Free World Vignettes
2. The Fifth Freedom
3. Patterns of Intervention
4. The Race to Destruction
5. The Challenge Ahead
6. Postscript: 1986
Published by Pluto Press in Sep 2015
Paperback ISBN: 9780745335452
eBook ISBN: 9781783712472

129mm x 198mm