Turning the Tide

Turning the Tide

U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle For Peace

Second edition

By Noam Chomsky


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Noam Chomsky explores relations throughout Central America and relates these to superpower conflicts and the overall impact of the Cold War.

The United States supported reaction throughout the region through economic pressure, CIA intervention, and proxy military activity. Turning the Tide succinctly and powerfully addresses three interrelated questions: What is the aim and impact of U.S. Central American policy? What factors in U.S. society support and oppose current policy? And how can concerned citizens affect future policy?

A particularly revealing focus of Chomsky’s argument is the world of U.S. academia and media, which Chomsky analyzes in detail to explain why the U.S. public was so misinformed about our government’s policies.

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This book contains liberatory knowledge…[there is] an incredible amount of new research and understanding to be gained from reading these important chapters….[A] major contribution to the history of women in the U.S.

– Counterpoise


Preface to the new edition
Chapter One Free World Vignettes
Chapter Two The Fifth Freedom
Chapter Three Patterns of Intervention
Chapter Four The Race to Destruction
Chapter Five The Challenge Ahead
Chapter Six Postscript: 1986