'A powerful and convincing alternative framework for understanding the NATO war on Yugoslavia.' Edward S. Herman 'Thank God for Noam Chomsky ...Ruthless in his analysis of Nato's lies, relentless in his emphasis on the parallels between Kosovo, Central America and Turkey, he believes that this year's bombardment of Serbia undermines what is left of international law.' Robert Fisk, The Independent The crisis in Kosovo has excited passion and visionary exaltation of a kind rarely witnessed. The events have been portrayed as a 'New Humanism', timed fortuitously with a new millennium, which will displace the crass and narrow interest politics of a mean-spirited past. But is this New Humanism guided by power interests or by humanitarian concern? Is the resort to force undertaken 'in the name of principles and values" as professed? Or are we witnessing something more crass and familiar? The New Military Humanism is Chomsky at his best: a brilliant and revealing analysis, offering lessons for us all and sounding a clear alarm which none should ignore.
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.
1. In the name of principles and values 2. Before the bombing 3. Assessing Humanitarian Intent The Racak massacre defining atrocity Defining humanitarian concerns in the 90s: a small sample 4. The denial syndrome 5. The diplomatic record 6. Why force 7. World order and its rules Index