The New Military Humanism: Lessons From Kosovo
- Publish Date: 1999-12-20
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Noam Chomsky
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.