U.S. Grand Strategy: Global Rule by Force
The New Imperial World Order is officially under way. The National Security Strategy document lays it all out. Bush has told the world, It’s our way or the highway. The U.S. reserves the right to attack anyone at any time. Like the empires of old, the U.S. clothes its aggressive intentions in the name of peace. America is innocent and a victim. But, “If war is forced upon us” as Bush said in his State of the Union speech, then America will fight. Despite high levels of pro-war propaganda, there is a rising tide of resistance to U.S. hegemony. “Protests in the U.S. and elsewhere are at levels that have no historical precedent,” says Noam Chomsky. The Guardian calls Chomsky, “One of the radical heroes of our age.” He drew 20,000, filling a stadium at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Noam Chomsky, by any measure, has led a most extraordinary life. In one index he is ranked as the eighth most cited person in history, right up there with Aristotle, Shakespeare, Marx, Plato and Freud. His contributions to modern linguistics are legendary. In addition to his pioneering work in that field, he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades. Chris Hedges says he is “America’s greatest intellectual” who “makes the powerful, as well as their liberal apologists, deeply uncomfortable.” He is Institute Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. At 93, he is still active; writing and giving interviews to the media all over the world. He is the author of scores of books, including Propaganda & the Public Mind, How the World Works, Power Systems and Global Discontents with David Barsamian. His latest books are Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal, Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance, and Chronicles of Dissent: Collected Interviews with David Barsamian, 1984-1996.