AFTER THE CATACLYSM
The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume II
Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman
Haymarket Books (2014, world English rights)
Trade Paper • ISBN-13: 9781608463978 • US $22 • 5 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in • 382 pgs.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
With a new preface by the authors, this companion book to The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism, dissects the aftermath of the war in Southeast Asia, the refugee problem, the Vietnam/Cambodia conflict and the Pol Pot regime.
“The publication of Herman and Chomsky’s The Political Economy of Human Rights in 1979 stands out as a landmark in US publishing, and in the analysis of US imperialism.”
“After the Cataclysm is the story of how the US press prints the news it sees fit to print…The establishment press will do all it can to proven this powerful book from being read, but the evidence is too clear and the analysis too careful done for the best of orchestrated campaigns to keep the book in the close. Read it! Put it in your library! Talk to your neighbors about it! No Where have I read such an incisive statement on the how the press serves the corporations and institution rather than the truth.”
Don Luce, Clergy and Laity Concerned
“Anyone who doubts the active hostility and dishonesty of the country’s most prestigious liberal media—including the New York Times and Washington Post—should read this book.”
Dave Dellinger, one of the Chicago Seven
“After the Cataclysm is a valuable, carefully document assessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina. Especially comprehensive in its treatment of Cambodia, it provides a trenchant—and healthy—critique of news media coverage that has usually been as tendencious as the dealing with the early years of US military intervention in Indochina.”
George Kahin, Subversion as Foreign Policy: The Secret Eisenhower and Dulles Debacle in Indonesia
“By revealing to us the true history of postwar Indochina developments, Chomsky and Herman have given us an essential weapon in the ongoing struggle against willed historical amnesia.”
Marilyn Young, President of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide. His latest books include the New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, and Who Rules the World? Other recent books include What Kind of Creatures Are We?, as well as Power Systems, Occupy, Hopes and Prospects, and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books recently reissued twelve of his classic books with new introductions by the author.
Edward S. Herman (1925-2017) was an American economist and media analyst with a specialty in corporate and regulatory issues as well as political economy and the media. Herman was Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR:
On Palestine (with Ilan Pappé)
Optimism Over Despair: Noam Chomsky on Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (with C. J. Polychroniou)
Propaganda and the Public Mind (With David Barsamian)
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