TURNING THE TIDE
U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace
By Noam Chomsky
Haymarket Books (2015, world English rights)
Trade Paper • ISBN-13: 9781608464050 • US $19 • 5 1/8 in x 8 1/4 in • 298 pgs.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Noam Chomsky explores relations throughout Central America and relates these to superpower conflicts and the overall impact of the Cold War.
The United States has supported reaction throughout the region through a combination of economic pressure, CIA intervention, and proxy military activity. Turning the Tide succinctly and powerfully addresses three interrelated questions: What is the aim and impact of US Central American policy? What factors in US society support and oppose current policy? And, how can concerned citizens affect future policy?
A particularly revealing focus of Chomsky’s argument is the world of US academia and media, which he analyzes in detail to explain why the US public was so misinformed about its government’s policies.
“This book contains liberatory knowledge… There is an incredible amount of new research and understanding to be gained from reading these important chapters.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR:
After the Cataclysm: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume II (with Edward S. Herman)
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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