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Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  219 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
"Unwavering political contrarian Noam Chomsky smart-bombs the U.S. military's global Interventions (City Lights). Shock and awe!"—Vanity Fair

Making the Future presents more than thirty concise and persuasively argued commentaries on US politics and policies, written between 2007 and 2010. Noam Chomsky takes on a wide range of hot-button issues, including the ongoing financ

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Published 2012 by City Lights Books (first published October 1st 2010)
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Amr Mohamed

كعادة تشومسكي كتاب جيد عبارة عن مقالات ينتقد بها سياسة أمريكا فى العالم واسرائيل تكلم فى الكتاب عن :

معاقبة الشعب الفلسطيني :
تم معاقبة الفلسطينيين لاختيارها الخاطئ لحماس عام 2006 بدلا من اختيار الادارة المفضلة لامريكا برئاسة محمود عباس وحركة فتح , فتم منع المال الذي يجب تسليمه للسلطة الفلسطينية وحصار غزه ومنع حتى الماء عنها , وقامت امريكا واسرائيل بتدريب وتسليح رجال فتح وعلى رأسهم ومحمد دحلان للقيام بانقلاب عسكري في غزة ثم الحرب الاهلية برعاية امريكا واسرائيل, ثم حرب غزة.

اتفاقية النافتا
Another good Chomsky book. The issues he brings up and the way he explains things makes it easy for just about anybody to understand current events a little better.

The reason I give it only 3 stars (** see below) is because I read this book [almost] right after reading (first) Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance and then (second) Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy and I found that Chomsky was repeating himself. Let me explain:

"Hegemony" was grea
Dounia Elbouzidi
Apr 06, 2016 Dounia Elbouzidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
غالباً ما يتم استخدام مصطلح "معتدل" من دون أن يكون لذلك أي رابط بطابع الدولة، فهو يشير إلى إرادة هذه الدول في الانصياع لمطالب الولايات المتحدة.
Bilal Ketfi
Dec 09, 2013 Bilal Ketfi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it
صناعة المستقبل، هو كتاب صادم قد يصيب الكثيرين بخيبة الأمل، خصوصا أولئك المخدوعين بالسياسة الأمريكية و الأكاذيب التي تروّجها هذه الأمبريالية عبر إعلامها، و علاقاتها و "جيشها".. لو طلب منّي وضع عنوان آخر للكتاب لجعلته : "52 مقالا من الحقيقة" أو "52 جرعة من الواقع الحقيقي"، الأكاذيب الأمريكية.

الكتاب عبارة عن مقالات صحفية (افتتاحية ) كانت تحتل العمود الشهري في صحيفة نيويورك تايمز، تناول فيه تقريبا كل "مجالات" السياسة و الاقتصاد، و كل مساوئ السياسة الأمريكية، في من كوبا، إلى آفغانستان، من أمريكا الل
Roberto Rigolin Ferreira Lopes
Before going to sleep I'm checking if there is any superior state under my bed. Would be a nightmare if they show up to “stabilize” my dreamlands. Reality is not funny though. One gotta love Chomsky provocation: Hey, boy! Stop reading this book and go out there change things! After an effort to put Chomsky’s facts and ideas together you naturally start thinking: Why civilization ended up like this? Douglas Adams has a nice explanation, but we are urging for a solution.
Firas Alhamran
Feb 22, 2015 Firas Alhamran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"ان اردنا تغيير العالم فلا بد من فهمه جيدا ، وهذا لا يعني الاستماع الى الاحاديث وقراءة الكتب على الرغم من اهميتها . يمكنكم ان تتعلموا عبر المشاركة .. من الاخرين .. علينا جميعا اكتساب القدرة على الفهم والخبرة للتوصل الى صوغ الافكار والخطط "
جرّب واتعلّم بمعنى آخر وهي طريقة مش بطّالة :3
Erkin Unlu
Sep 21, 2016 Erkin Unlu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Köşe yazıları koleksiyonu, yine de iyi.
Jun 17, 2016 Nabilah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
His digestible and eye-opening essays collection on American foreign policy and world's politics is a must read if you care about the world, even just a little bit.
Hessam Akhlaghpour
This is simply a collection of scattered speeches by Chomsky. It lacks structure. It was okay.
Pete Cochran
Jan 04, 2016 Pete Cochran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very Good!
Simon Wood
Sep 03, 2013 Simon Wood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"Making The Future" is Chomskys second collection of short editorial articles (roughly 5 or 6 book pages dealing with a subject that was of current interest) and takes up the baton from where 2007's "Interventions" concludes and carries it forward to the autumn of 2012. All of the articles were made available for publication worldwide from the New York Times Syndicate, whose senior editor John Stickney provides a short introduction.

The nature of the format prohibits in-depth
Hisham Ghanayem
لقد سمعت كثيرا عن إسم نعوم تشومسكي وبعد قراءتي لكتاب صناعة المستقبل عرفت السبب وراء هذه الشهرة، في العديد من المقالات أظهر نعوم تشومسكي رؤية ثاقبة لعواقب السياسات الأمريكية سواء في المكسيك إيران والشرق الأوسط وحتى منطقة المحيط الهادئ و عنجهية تلك السياسات مع بعض الدول الكبيرة كالصين، من أكثر الأمور التي شدت انتباهي هي قدرة الشركات الخاصة في الولايات المتحدة على دعم مرشحي الرئاسة وبذلك خسرت الديمقراطية الأمريكية رونقها وأصبحت تحت رحمة الشركات الخاصة، نعوم تشومسكي وقف موقف رائع عن طريق انتقاده للس ...more
Jun 02, 2016 Deena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب ممتاز يحتوي على رؤى كثيرة
مجموعة من مقالات لتشومسكي تُعري السياسة العالمية وايدي الامبريالية العالمية ..
وهي تصنع عالمنا الحالي على انقاض شعوب بليدة متناحرة متغيرة كثيرة التحول ..

لكن ، ارى ان الشعوب المستضعفة ذات طابع الغباء الفريد من نوعه هي من غيبت دورها وريادتها عن صنع مستقبلها ..
نعوم تشومسكي رجل الاقتصاد العظيم ومحلل السياسة ورجل الموقف اليساري دوما،
يقف ليشرح الى اين تسير بنا العولمة؟؟
ومن يقود المركب ؟!!
و بكم ؟؟؟؟؟
Rawda Hejazy
Apr 23, 2015 Rawda Hejazy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
" We are now in the overtures of WWIII and everyone seems to be going about their business; business as usual" Chomsky says..

This is a collection of the monthly columns that Chomsky wrote for the New York Times from April 2007 to October 2011.. As usual, Chomsky sheds an interesting light on all sorts of political sneakiness that the US is a part of. Such a solid book and quick read. Great for someone wanting an intro to Chomsky's views.
Robbie Bruens
A collection of essays that shows the power that repetition has on clearly stated ideas. Also, it's interesting given the Chomsky vs. Lakoff feud that Chomsky uses a lot of strong, almost Lakoff-style framing in his arguments. Either the teacher has learned from the student or the student built on the teacher.
Sep 02, 2012 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
A collection of short editorial commentaries by Chomsky, up to 2011. The length of the articles is just long enough to give you an antidote of the prevailing mainstream media opinion. Good to read to stay a critical participant in society.
Jan 10, 2014 Reza rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chomsky provides great insights (as always). However, this is a collection of columns he has written; therefore, the indepth detail one is accustomed to from Chomsky is lacking. Nonetheless, a solid book and quick read. Great for someone wanting an intro to Chomsky's views.
Apr 01, 2012 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a staggering look at the US's ability to ignore anything bad - gobsmacking is the word that comes to mind.

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"Noam Chomsky is like an angel of light, sent to protect us from the powers of darkness. Not only is he the most badass intellectual radical alive, he's also the premier linguist on the planet."
—Karl Tavis, Synthesis Weekly
Feb 19, 2016 Paul rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A collection of articles, shouldn't really have been compiled into a book - full of repetition and lacks any sort of theme or focus
Chomsky is a lightning rod, a firebrand, a hero, and as necessary as air -- though I wish people read him like they breathe.
Dillon Nicholson
Apr 25, 2013 Dillon Nicholson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some errors in the dates of the publication dates. I enjoyed the structure though... Follow-up of Interventions.
Dwight Walker
excellent on what's happening in world in financial circles
Adrian Galvez
Apr 12, 2012 Adrian Galvez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's almost surreal, as Noam would say. We are now in the overtures of WWIII and everyone seems to be going about their business; business as usual.
Jul 27, 2012 Mat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rounds up the past five years of Chomsky's New York Times Syndicate articles, so it offers an insightful glance back, in easy digestible chunks.
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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.

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