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Noam Chomsky talks about his book Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Failed States is a book about just war theory and the invasion of Iraq. Chomsky is introduced by Robert Tully, a philosophy professor at the Academy.

During the talk, Professor Chomsky criticizes the work of Michael Walzer, an influential proponent of just war theory and the author of the book Just and Unjust Wars.

Later, there is a question-and-answer session with the West Point cadets in the audience about international law and the Bush administration's foreign policy.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha | 5/4/2011

    " A very informative, eye opening book. Chomsky provides a lot of information that shows how the US is mismanaging itself and its policies. I do take what he says with a slight grain of salt because he seems so tilted towards the bad. Even though we aren't the best country, I do love living here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raechelle | 4/5/2011

    " Just reconfirmed stuf I already knew about and a few new tidbits that you just don't get from the news. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 4/3/2011

    " This book is a little tough going sometimes, but oh so worth it. Noam Chomsky is brilliant, honest and pretty funny in a gallows-humor kind of way.

    Definitely worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 wes | 11/10/2010

    " i can only read about 2 pages at a time without getting too angry. I think he's usually right and its maddening. i leave this book deeply saddened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Feroz | 9/27/2010

    " Chomsky is surgery on Americas Double Standards........ "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Caroline | 9/25/2010

    " Everything you thought Chomsky was going to say, he said. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simon | 2/22/2010

    " It was interesting, but a little difficult to read and he is a massive lefty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/5/2010

    " America is taking on characteristics of what it calls by definition a failed state. Some of these characteristics include an increasing divide between public policy and public opinion, and policies which endanger the not only the US population but the world. "

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About the Author
Author Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, logician, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as the father of modern linguistics, he is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, as well as a founder of the field of cognitive science. He has spent more than half a century at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is Institute Professor Emeritus, and is the author of over one hundred books on such topics as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media.