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3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  542 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
Interventions by Noam Chomsky is getting new press after the Pentagon banned the book from Guantanamo Bay's prison library. "The""Miami Herald" broke the story on October 11, 2009 and stories followed in "The Washington Independent," the "Boston Herald," and other outlets. "Democracy Now!" picked up the story on October 13: "Published in 2007, Interventions compiles a seri ...more
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Published July 1st 2007 by City Lights Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Aug 21, 2007 sean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the french
Michael Soskil
Oct 27, 2008 Michael Soskil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Recent US history fans, Dems, Right wingers wanting to understand the opposing point of view
This collection of essays by Chomsky gives evidence that the motives of the Bush administration in regard to foreign policy matters were less then scrupulous and motivated by a desire for United States military domination of the world. While the views given are not at all objective (Chomsky's views couldn't be any more to the left), he does make good points about the failings of our current political system, the ease with which the President can gain popular support for international policy by l ...more
Jan 24, 2015 Abdulslam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
يبقى رأي تشومسكي مثري حتى لو كان كثير من المواضيع انتهى ودفن، لأن ماعلمنا إياه التاريخ بأن الحكومات الإمبريالية تكرر رعونتها دائماً.
عاطف عثمان
Dec 28, 2010 عاطف عثمان rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arabic, 2010-reads
تشومسكي إنسان جدير بالاحترام، مشغول بالهم الإنساني العام، قسم الله له حظا من النزاهة يحسد عليها.

الكتاب مقالات (قرابة 50 مقالة) تدور نسبة كبيرة منها حول غزو العراق والباقي متعلق بفلسطين واسرائيل. قد يُعرض البعض عن قراءة الكتاب الآن اعتقادًا بأن هذه المقالات - المكتوبة منذ 2002 حتى 2007 - فقدت قيمتها بمرور الوقت وتغير الإدارة الأمريكية، لكن الواقع أن قراءة السياسة الخارجية الأمريكية (منذ ما بعد الحرب) غير مرهون بتغير الإدارات على ما أرى.
Simon Wood
Feb 07, 2014 Simon Wood rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"Interventions" is an accessible and readable collection of op-ed articles Chomsky wrote between November 2002 and February 2008. Focussed, as ever, on the foreign policy of the United States they cover a wide range of countries and issues, from Nuclear Proliferation, Iran, Somalia, Palestine. Unsurprisingly the main focus of the articles is Iraq.

The articles are 1000 words roughly and were available for publication though apparently the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston G
Jul 02, 2015 Ashwin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a compilation of op-eds by Noam Chomsky written for The New York Times Syndicate. And here's the irony -- supposedly the views in these op-eds are such that US papers (including NYTimes itself) have declined to publish them. However, they've been published widely in Guardian and other non-US newspapers. The 44 op-eds in the book run from 2002 through 2006. Reading them I couldn't even figure out why they weren't printed in the US. They didn't seem offending or much different from his usu ...more
Colin Chamberlin
I knew I had to read this book when I first saw it at the library I knew I had to read it. I love Noam Chomsky but I've never read any of his books so I jumped at the chance. Interventions is a series of pieces almost solely focusing on Iraq and was written in 2003-2006.

In most of the book Chomsky deals into US imperialism and how hypocritical Washington is on 'democracy promotion' worldwide. Noam Chomsky delves to deep into this that he predicts ISIS by almost ten years! Chomsky has an emphasis
Mar 29, 2008 Robb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
Ah Chom...

Telling it like it is, sadly to almost nobody.

Fight on, warrior. Fight on.
Jun 10, 2008 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interventions is a set of editorials written by Noam Chomsky for the New York Times syndication service. The editorials were not actually published in the Times, of course, nor were they published in US newspapers, with rare exceptions. They were, however, picked up by the international press. This is unsurprising: Chomsky talks about a reality that the US corporate media strives very hard to ignore or misrepresent. He has been consistently right about the reasons and results of the war in Iraq, ...more
Eric Gulliver
This is a collection of around forty-five 1000 word essays that are part of Chomsky's New York Times Syndicate writings. As always, the essays are usually printed outside of the United States, but rarely featured domestically. It is a quick read, and despite the fact that Chomsky does well in synthesizing information, these essays do not lend themsevles to comprehensive analysis or detailed footnotes (that which Chomsky is know for). However, these essays are extremely timely (with the most rece ...more
Matt Roberts
Nov 06, 2014 Matt Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this collection of essays, Chomsky again gives his intelligent opinion on topis ranging including the US invasion of Iraq, US imperialism, the 2004 presidential election, and the Palestine and Israel conflicts. Chomsky's mental acuity and sharpness are shown through his essays.
Naveed Qazi
Oct 24, 2015 Naveed Qazi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this book, Chomsky's perspectives are mainly prompted towards the Bush fiasco and the Iraq War. The foreign policy strategy drives American politics, mainly for the Republicans and the author is very bold in acknowledging that. And he has quoted numerous passages from the articles of secondary authors to give an insight to the reader.
Collection of Chomsky Op-Eds. Probably better to pick up one of his more substantial books or even listen to an interview, but this is readable enough.
Aug 07, 2014 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a collection of essays Chomsky writes from 2000-2007. You basically are able to follow a timeline month by month through the years of some of the largest stories. Interesting concept and my first time reading something like that. Definitely helps to unravel the ever evolving rhetoric throughout the years.
Ali Khan
Interesting but fairly repetitive.
Aug 09, 2011 Rakesh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very insightful. Author prattles on slightly too much about Iraq. I do however believe it to be a good overview of a variety of issues. Essays are short and largely to the point. There are also a good deal of references. From this collection of essays, interested readers can then move onto others of his works which delve further into the topics covered here.

3.75 stars: Lost points on excessive focus on Iraq, but I admire what he is trying to do in all.
Eric Piotrowski
Jul 29, 2007 Eric Piotrowski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, nonfiction
How odd to get Chomsky in bite-sized chunks. These were written for the NYT Syndicate (though none have been printed in the NYT), so they're all 2-3 pages. He clearly has a bit of trouble making it concise enough, and the desert-dry sarcasm that I love so much doesn't show up much. But it's still packed with important info and perspective, so it's certainly worth a read. Finally -- a Chomsky book you can keep in the bathroom!
Jun 06, 2009 Doug rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing earth-shaking if you are familiar with Chomsky's other work. Lots of insights into events of the time period covered by these essays, again typical of Chomsky. Very worthwhile reading if you want to have a broader view of world events than what is portrayed in the US news. I've read a few of his other books, which I also highly recommend. Manufacturing Consent, Hegemony or Survival, Profit vs. People.
Jun 10, 2012 Jason rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Left-siders
I heard this guy's name bandied about in nearly all areas of global policy, war, human rights, etc. so I figured I'd give him a chance. A little too liberal for my tastes, but decently written. I don't know that I will be trying to digest him in such a large dose again.
May 05, 2011 robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a collection of brillant and concise (easy to read!) Op-Eds written by Prof. Chomsky during Bush 2 for the New York Times syndicate (none of which the NYT paper accepted for their own Op Ed section for publication). Way recommended!
Jan 05, 2011 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chomsky as usual is on point, but I want to hope that with the Neocon administration out of power that many of his arguments in this book are obsolete or perfectly applicable to the next administration. But I'm probably wrong.
Kyoungjin Lim
Jul 09, 2011 Kyoungjin Lim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chomsky's editorials on "inconvient truth" to New York Times syndcate. Too inconvients and too truthful to be printed on any Americal maintream newspaper. (None of them was appreared on the NYT)
Aug 07, 2011 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chomsky at his most accessible in a series of short essays published in various newspapers in the USA. Excellent toilet reading, really gets the bowels moving :-)
Aug 10, 2009 Nicole marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I have read a bit of this book - I tend to pick it up and put it down. I think I bought it because Noam has such a cute face and I like his name.
Mahomed Latiff
Sep 12, 2013 Mahomed Latiff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Insightful and it provides perspectives on issues not before exposed to the light of day.
Ambar Yadav
To Ronald Reagan and Beyond! A scathing attack on American Exceptionalism
Zuzu Burford
Jan 29, 2013 Zuzu Burford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading these essays you realise what a great intellectual Noam was.
Charles Weinberg
Aug 04, 2007 Charles Weinberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
easily digested essays. will use for the pacifist club at h.s.
Michal Wigal
Classic Chomsky, a bit too Israel-Palestine oriented
Travis Lenting
Jul 28, 2012 Travis Lenting rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read it twice - chock-full of notes!
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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. H
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