There is no question that if Noam Chomsky was a Russian writing about Russia in this way he'd spend his life in the Gulag. Few countries would allow him to continue lecturing and publishing. Chomsky is no crackpot. He's a brilliant intellectual and a passionately ethical human being. If he is complaining about something, we'd better listen. I'll give you a little taste of this book. These are some of the lies that we are told by our media: 1. That America wants to support democracy and human rights around the world. 2. That America opposes terrorism. 3. That America opposes international drug trafficking. 4. That Noriega was ousted from Panama because of drugs. 5. That the Vietnam War was fought to halt the spread of communism. 6. That America was ever afraid of Soviet military power. If you are willing to re-evaluate every single thing you have come to believe about your country, pick up this little book. It gets right to the point and is extremely readable.