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Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World


Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

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4 hours
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Released:
Oct 5, 2005
ISBN:
9781593978457
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Audiobook

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In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policy. In this important program of interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky discusses America's policies in the increasingly unstable world. With his famous insight, lucidity, and redoubtable grasp of history, Chomsky offers his views on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the doctrine of "preemptive" strikes against so-called rogue states, and the prospects of the second Bush administration, warning of the growing threat to international peace posed by the U.S. drive for domination. In his inimitable style, Chomsky also dissects the propaganda system that fabricates a mythic past and airbrushes inconvenient facts out of history. Barsamian, recipient of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, has conducted more interviews and radio broadcasts with Chomsky than has any other journalist. Enriched by their unique rapport, Imperial Ambitions explores topics Chomsky has never before discussed, among them the 2004 presidential campaign and election, the future of Social Security, and the increasing threat, including devastating weather patterns, of global warming. The result is an illuminating dialogue with one of the leading thinkers of our time-and a startling picture of the turbulent world in which we live.
Publisher:
Released:
Oct 5, 2005
ISBN:
9781593978457
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic and political activist. Sometimes described as "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and laureate professor at the University of Arizona and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media.

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  • (5/5)
    If someone had doubts about what's been going on,this book is the one for you.My question is this,if people are refugees from a country that has been devastated by US,then why would they w
    ant to come to that same country that caused horrific acts and committed genocide against there people?? here they will be vaccinated even if they don't want to,they are put in the poorest parts of the country,subjected to racism,gangs,drugs,prostitution and so on?? to me that doesn't sound like a place I would want to flee to.?? That's my question!! thank you very much for your time and knowledge.It helps more then you know.
  • (5/5)
    great insights and a totally unique and uncommon view of the US
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    In this new set of interviews, America's foremost intellectual activist looks at new questions of US domestic and foreign policy.In September 2002, the American government announced a new national security strategy. Instead of pre-emptive war, which might be covered by the UN Charter, the new strategy will be one of preventive war, which is not permitted at all under international law. In other words, America will rule the world by force, and if any challenge to that domination comes about, whether imagined, invented or perceived in the distance, America has the right to destroy that challenge before it becomes a threat.The Bush Administration talks about going after countries that harbor terrorists. Orlando Bosch, described by the Justice Department as a threat to American security, is quietly living in Miami, recipient of a Presidential Pardon. In 1976, Bosch was involved in the shooting down of a Cuban airliner, killing 73 people, among other crimes. Emanuel Constant is responsible for the deaths of at least 4000 Haitians. He is living in Queens, New York, because America refuses to even respond to extradition requests, let alone actually say No. Such doctrines are unilateral; they grant America the right to harbor terrorists and use violence, but not anyone else.The people around George Bush are very open about their desire to destroy the progressive achievements of the last 100 years. They have generally gotten rid of the progressive income tax. They are next going after Social Security and health care. They do not want a small government. They are interested in a huge, massively intrusive government, but one that works for them.This is another excellent and eye-opening book from Chomsky and Barsamian. For another very interesting look at the way America and the world Really Works, this is highly recommended.

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    As a person who has read several other books about the United States' imperialistic policy in the world, such as Naked Imperialism: The U.S. Pursuit of Global Dominance by John Bellamy Foster, such books as Noam Chomsky's Imperial Ambitions Conversations on the Post-9/11 World are a easy read and give you a brief introduction into into the political science topic of the United States' Imperialism. While the book itself is based on what Noam Chomsky thought the USA was doing in 2005, as of October 2011 very little has changed since the book was published and his analysis still holds.

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