The Umbrella of U.S. Power
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy
Publisher: Seven Stories Press, New York, USA
Year Published: 1999
Pages: 80pp ISBN: 9781583225479
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX8812
Chomsky observes the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a "Path to a Better World," while chronicling how far off the trail the United States is with respect to actual political practice and conduct. Analysing the contradictions of U.S. power while illustrating the real progress won by sustained popular struggle, Chomsky cuts through official political rhetoric to examine how the United States not only violates the UD, but at times uses it as a weapon to weild against designated enemies.