With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections, originally published in the US only as individual short books, collectively selling over half a million copies, How the World Works covers:
* What Uncle Sam Really Wants: the main goals of US foreign policy; the devastation caused abroad; the brainwashing at home
* The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many: the new global economy; food and Third World 'economic miracles'; the roots of racism
* Secrets, Lies and Democracy: the US, the CIA, religious fundamentalism; global inequality; the coming eco-catastrophe
* The Common Good: equality, freedom, the media; the myth of Third World debt; manufacturing dissent
Noam Chomsky is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival,Imperial Ambitions, Failed States,Interventions,What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects,Making the Future,On Anarchism, Masters of Mankind and Who Rules the World. He has also been the subject of numerous books of biography and interviews and has collaborated with journalists on books such as Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine
Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona.