The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
by Noam Chomsky
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Publication Date: 1994
Topics: Biotechnology, Corporate Rule, Democracy: Theory & Practice, Economics, Labor & Work / Classism, Militarism, Social Movements
Description: A fascinating state-of-the-world report from the man the New York Times called "arguably the most important intellectual alive." Here are a few excerpts:
* We now have an international economy and we're moving toward an international state - "creating," to quote the business press, "a new imperial age with a de facto world government."
* NAFTA is a secret document whose decisions will override those of Congress, states, localities. It's a real success in the long-term project of depriving democratic structures of any substance.
* Biotechnology, genetic engineering, designing animal species, etc. is potentially vastly more important than electronics. In fact, compared to the potential of biotechnology, electronics is sort of a frill.
* I don't think Somalia should be classified as an intervention. It's more of a public relations operation for the Pentagon...They desperately need some way to prevent the Pentagon budget from declining.
Review(s): "Noam Chomsky ruthlessly exposes the dark side of power. Everything politics is, Chomsky isn't. He takes you where few dare to tread." - Jerry Brown, former governor of California
"How adroitly he cuts through the crap and actually says something." - Village Voice
"One of the most respected and influential intellectuals in the world." - Rolling Stone
"Over the last dozen years, Chomsky was the most often cited living author. Among intellectual luminaries of all ages, Chomsky placed eighth, just below Plato and Sigmund Freud." - Chicago Tribune