Cover of Noam Chomsky's book Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs. Cover contains author and title in red text against a white background and a photo of US soldier in fatigues holding a military rifle. On the ground is a knife and boots

Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs

Author: Noam Chomsky

Haymarket Books, 2015

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In this still-timely classic, Noam Chomsky argues that the real “rogue” states are the United States and its allies. Chomsky turns his penetrating gaze toward US involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America to trace the enduring combined effects of military domination and economic imperialism on these regions.

The United States and its allies come in for particular scrutiny for their numerous blatant violations of the very international laws they claim to uphold.

With analysis of the United States's bombing campaign against Iraq, NATO'S intervention in Kosovo, US support for a regime terror in East Timor, and the political crisis in Colombia, Chomsky interrogates the rhetoric of Western foreign policy to reveal the insidious interests behind insupportable actions—from paralyzing economic sanctions to surgical military strikes.

Chomsky also turns his penetrating gaze towards continuing US involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America to trace the enduring combined effects of military domination and economic imperialism on these Regions.

Throughout, Chomsky reveals the United States's increasingly open dismissal of United Nations resolutions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and international legal precedent in justifying its motives and actions.

As his analysis of US statecraft and warmongering amply reveals, the rule of law has been reduced to a mere nuisance in the United States's brazen bid for the title of "rogue state."

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Cover of Noam Chomsky's book Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs. Cover contains author and title in red text against a white background and a photo of US soldier in fatigues holding a military rifle. On the ground is a knife and boots