The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism
The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume I
By Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman
Published in 1979
"Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman's The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism is a brilliant, shattering, and convincing account of United States-backed suppression of political and human rights in the Third World....It relentlessly dissects the official views of Establishment scholars and their journals. The "best and brightest" pundits of the status quo emerge from this book thoroughly denuded of their credibility. The Washington Connection, by virtue of the importance of the subject and the excellence of the book, is obligatory reading for any American seeking to comprehend the role of the United States in world since 1946."
"This devastating critique of U.S. foreign policy confirms the worst about the U.S. role in the Third World. It is of decisive importance in building the foundations for a humane politics, and should be read and studied as widely as possible."
"The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism argues with devastating logic and overwhelming documentation that the purpose of U.S. global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests and that this has required and continues to require the installation and support of brutal military/police dictatorships throughout the Third World. It also requires an apologetic ideology which portrays all this as being in the highest interests of democracy and human rights."
"This work is a major contribution to understanding the massive political repression inflicted by the CIA and its related services on millions around the globe and the economic requirements behind such repression. This is must reading for all those who would resist."
Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics at M.I.T. in Cambridge, is an activist critic of U.S. imperial policies throughout the world. He has published numerous books and articles on international relations. Edward S. Herman, Professor of Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, has written extensively on public policy and international affairs, and has just finished a book about corporate control and power in the U.S.