- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Verso Books; First Edition edition (16 Feb. 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0860916804
- ISBN-13: 978-0860916802
- Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,469,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Year 501: The Conquest Continues Paperback – 16 Feb 1993
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"Year 501 is another awesome achievement by Noam Chomsky. It is a devastating array of information about the U.S. role in the world, placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus. The result is a wonderful single-volume education in history and world politics." - Howard Zinn "This book portrays the world born five centuries ago: An immense supermarket where value is determined by price tags. What is the price of an intellectual? Chomsky's fierce talent proves once more that human beings are not condemned to become commodities." - Eduardo Galeano
About the Author
Noam Chomsky is a world renowned linguist and one of our foremost social critics. He is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and the author of numerous books for Pluto Press. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Needs to reflect back upon; Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Mongols, Han, Persian Empire Conquest of Armenia and Georgia, Ottoman subjugation of Slavic lands, slavery of the Moors and the East African Slave Trade to regain a perspective.
Apart from this, the book is a thorough devastating brick by brick taking apart of the cathedral built around capitalism, its doctrines of human rights, free trade, racial superiority, genocide, torture, plunder, victimisation, anhilation and cultural wars against indigenous cultures, enacted with a greater perspective than an x ray machine.
The words and the argument builds in layers derived from a perusal of history that highlights where the dead bodies have laid and left a mouldering in the greatest subterfuge enacted since Treblinka and Sobirbor were erased and the equivalent of a childrens theme park built on the remnants.
This book is unrelenting as it takes apart Adam Smith, highlighting his sense of unease with the capitalist project form inception. Includes the will to power enacted by Americas executive, its anhilation of opponents, its destruction of any states that appear rogue, non aligned or not onboard. The building of the Soviet Empire into a menace that created a crutch for more military spending, the outsourcing of work to colonies and then repatriating the capital. The belittlement of unions and any organised labour to create flexible workforces all ripe to be exploited.Read more ›
A calm, clear and considered overview of 500+ years of Western Capitalistic-style bullying and greed, and the misery it inflicts on the common people, and their children, across the world - and at home.
Still as relevant in 2016 as when it was published in 1993...23 years on..and on....