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Year 501

Year 501

The Conquest Continues

Noam Chomsky

Series: Chomsky Perspectives

Paperback

(with free eBook)

A searing text from the foremost critic of US imperialism which condemns Western colonial and neo-colonial projects.

Exploring 'the great work of subjugation and conquest' which began with Columbus, in Year 501 Chomsky surveys the history of American imperial power in the ensuing 500 years that followed.

Touching on everything from the British in India to the Americans in Beirut, Year 501 is a searing condemnation of the excesses of Western colonial and neo-colonial politics. For those seeking to understand the nature and structure of the imperial project as it reaches down to us today this work is a vital resource.

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.

Preface to the 2015 Edition
Part I: Old Wine, New Bottles
1. 'The Great Work of Subjugation and Conquest'
2. The Contours of World Order
3. North-South/East-West
Part II: High Principles
4. Democracy and the Market
5. Human Rights: The Pragmatic Criterion
Part III: Persistent Themes
6. A 'Ripe Fruit'
7. World Orders Old and New: Latin America
8. The Tragedy of Haiti
9. The Burden of Responsibility
Part IV: Memories
10. Murdering History
11. The Third World at Home
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Published by Pluto Press in Mar 2015
Paperback ISBN: 9780745335476
eBook ISBN: 9781783712533

464 pages

129mm x 198mm

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