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by Noam Chomsky

ePub The Umbrella of Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradiction of U.S. Policy (Open Media Pamphlet) download
Author:
Noam Chomsky
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978-1888363852
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1888363851
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Seven Stories Press; 1st edition (February 1999)
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In this case, human rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In this case, human rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

October 12, 2007, [ A

This little gem of a book also includes well-footnoted observations about how nations seek to carry out trade negotiations in secrecy, in part because they are agreeing to overlook if not actively participate in the looting of poor countries as a condition for prosperous trade among the already developed nations. The book begins and ends with thoughts from Chomsky on the intellectual discipline he founded, the relationship between linguistics, ethics, and action.

Chomsky observes the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a Path to a Better World

Chomsky observes the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a Path to a Better World. As is so lucidly shown by Noam Chomsky in "The Umbrella of US Power", the US cynically uses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights only when it serves the purpose of attaining US foreign policy goals. Chomsky's analysis clearly shows how the US has selectively used the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when the need arises and how the US has ignored it when the need arises.

Chomsky's analysis clearly shows how the US has selectively used the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when the need arises and how the US has ignored it when the need arises.

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 .

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS . All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, t.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of . Born in Philadelphia in 1928, NOAM CHOMSKY is known throughout the world for his political writings, activism, and for for his groundbreaking work in linguistics. A professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955, Chomsky gained recognition in academic circle. ore about Noam Chomsky. Category: Domestic Politics 21st Century .

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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
  • At times, Noam Chomsky is quite the critic of America; but, not out of dislike of his country, but because he recognizes our failures at face value. You don't have to agree with his politics, to learn something from his books. In "The Umbrella of U.S. Power", Chomsky points out the hypocrisy that our great country can sometime perpetrate; in this case in regards to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UD). The UD is an international document that U.S. is a co-signer of that spells out the universally accepted minimums of the human rights that all people of the Earth retain.

    Unfortunately, we do not have a great track record of upholding these rights when dealing with threats to our nation. I am not going to debate the necessity of these or not in this review; I, like many, have my moments of better us than them. But, if we are to call ourselves Americans and wish to embrace our liberty, democracy, and freedom, we need to be honest with ourselves. And, to do that, we must, as good citizens, be aware of how our government conducts our business in these matters.

    Only through fully understanding our history and our actions can we better handle crisis in the future. Is holding prisoners from our "War on Terror" in limbo on a beach in Cuba the best solution to the problem that some of these people pose? Or could we have found a viable solution to this situation and protect ourselves at same time, all while upholding the UD we signed?

    Read this book for the truth. Then choose how you fall on the issue. But, don't stick your head in the sand and assume that our leaders know what's best; collectively, if informed, we the people can guide our nation best.

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    A Guide to my Book Rating System:

    1 star = The wood pulp would have been better utilized as toilet paper.
    2 stars = Don't bother, clean your bathroom instead.
    3 stars = Wasn't a waste of time, but it was time wasted.
    4 stars = Good book, but not life altering.
    5 stars = This book changed my world in at least some small way.

  • As is so lucidly shown by Noam Chomsky in "The Umbrella of US Power", the US cynically uses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights only when it serves the purpose of attaining US foreign policy goals. Chomsky's analysis clearly shows how the US has selectively used the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when the need arises and how the US has ignored it when the need arises. One of the more essential aspects of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the US prefers to ignore is the language about economic rights:
    Article 23 of the UD declares that "Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment," along with "remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection." "Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests."
    With the complete approval of the US Gov't., US industry has conducted one of the most successful antiunion wars ever, illegally firing thousands of workers for exercising their rights to organize, prompting the International Labor Organizationto issue a recommendation that the US conform to international standards.
    Chomsky documents how US officials continually complain about goods made by prison labour in China, yet remain silent concerning the same practices in the US. Prison labour is a violation of the UD.
    "The Umbrella of U.S. Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy" is a powerful and important work that exposes US hypocrisy and its total lack of respect for international law and humanitarian principles.

  • This is not so much a review as a note to buyers: you can obtain this exact essay by buying Chomsky's _Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs_. It's just a few dollars more than this pamphlet, yet it offers 13 *additional* essays. It doesn't fit quite as neatly into your back pocket, and it's a tad less digestable, but I think it's well worth the extra 2-3 dollars. That said, you can't go wrong with Chomsky--he's one of the greatest intellectuals and humanists of our time.

  • Chomsky's writing is always something that will make an uproar. Good book for non-nationalists, not so good for close-minded people.