Chomsky tops best-seller list
Chris Lee

NOAM Chomsky's 2003 book, Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, shot to No. 1 on the best-seller list just two days after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez held it up during a speech to the United Nations.

At the start of his talk September 20, Chavez recommended that anyone wishing to understand "what has been happening in the world through the 20th century" should read Chomsky's book. Hegemony or Survival posits that American foreign policy over the last half-century has turned the country into a terrorist state that is on a quest to control the world.

The book rocketed past preorders for the perennially popular John Grisham's The Innocent Man to achieve the top position. As of Friday evening, Hegemony or Survival was also No. 3 on the Barnes & Noble best-seller list. óLAT/WP