The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume 1

By Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman

An excellent, shattering, and convincing account of United States-backed suppression of political and human rights in Latin the United States, Asia, and Africa and the function of the media in misreporting those policies
The Washington Connection and 3rd global Fascism relentlessly dissects the professional perspectives of multinational students and their journals. The "best and brightest" pundits of the established order emerge from this booklet completely denuded in their credibility.

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