The Umbrella of U.S. Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy (Paperback)

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Chomsky observes the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a "Path to a Better World," while chronicling how far off the trail the United States is with respect to actual political practice and conduct. Analysing the contradictions of U.S. power while illustrating the real progress won by sustained popular struggle, Chomsky cuts through official political rhetoric to examine how the United States not only violates the UD, but at times uses it as a weapon to wield against designated enemies.

About the Author


Noam Chomsky is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received numerous honorary degrees, belongs to many professional and learned societies, and has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history and United States foreign policy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781583225479
ISBN-10: 1583225471
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: July 9th, 2002
Pages: 80
Language: English