In this highly praised and
widely debated book, Noam Chomsky, America's leading dissident
intellectual, offers a revelatory portrait of the American empire and
the danger it poses for democracy, both at home and abroad.
details the major shift in global politics that has left the United
States unchallenged as the preeminent military power even as its
economic might has declined drastically in the face of competition from
Germany and Japan. Deterring Democracy points to the
potentially catastrophic consequences of this new imbalance, and reveals
a world in which the United States exploits its advantage ruthlessly to
enforce its national interests -- from Nicaragua to the Philippines,
Panama to the Middle East. The new world order (in which the New World
gives the orders) has arrived.
in argument and ambitious in scope, Deterring Democracy is
an essential guide to democratic prospects in the perilous 1990s.