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Noam Chomsky makes it to the best sellers list

Thursday, September 21st 2006 - 21:00 UTC
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The United Nations address by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has had an unexpected impact on the best seller lists of and Barnes & At the start of his speech Wednesday, during which Chavez referred to President Bush as "the devil," Chavez held up a book by Noam Chomsky, "Hegemony or Survival: America?s Quest for Global Dominance," and recommended it to everyone in the General Assembly, as well as to the American people.

"I call upon all American brothers and sisters to read the book so they can know about the devil they have at home", said Chavez in direct reference to US president George W. Bush.

On Thursday afternoon, "Hegemony or Survival," originally published in 2003, had jumped into the top 10 of Amazon and Barnes & , ballooning from its original 160.772 position out of the millions of titles offered by the two editing companies.

Chomsky, the famed 77-year-old linguist, has long been an opponent of U.S. foreign policy. His many books include "9-11," a best-selling collection of interviews, and "Failed States," which came out last spring. His essays and books are revered by the United States radicals and left wingers in Latinamerica.

However the books of the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor had never made it to the best sellers list until now.

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