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Interventions

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Featuring 30 timely, accessible and urgent essays, Noam Chomsky examines the burning issues of the post-9/11 world, covering topics such as the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Bush presidency and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published August 7th 2008 by Penguin (first published January 1st 2007)
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Michael Soskil
Oct 13, 2008 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
sean
Aug 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the french
HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
Simon Wood
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FUN SIZE CHOMSKY

"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
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عاطف عثمان
Nov 24, 2010 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.
Abdulslam
Jan 23, 2015 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.
Robb
Dec 31, 2007 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.
Dale
Jun 04, 2008 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
Sam Ruddick
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is obviously very polemic, but that's not a problem in itself, because it ain't like he lied, in spite of what some third rate conservative pundits claim. They shout about him being anti-American or lying about this or that, but there own research is so poor and their claims are so specious that if you're at all serious about the world you have to just dismiss them, because Chomsky's claims are all very well documented. The research is solid. It's all substantiated. It all checks out. ...more
Cristian Iancu
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the perfect thing to read after watching Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States. Just a collection of shocking, but easy to read, information about the cruelty of the US military interventions in the Middle East, but also warnings on the danger of nuclear war and climate change, which are even more threatening nowadays. As always, Noam Chomsky makes it easy for anyone to read him, so pick this book up as soon as possible!

I will end my review with one of Chomsky's inspiring qu
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Çağatay Boz
Amerika Birleşik Devletleri'nde "muhalif" dendiğinde akıllara gelen ilk isim muhtemelen Noam Chomsky'dir, bu kitap da pekâlâ kendisinin rasyonel bir temele oturttuğu yazıların bir derlemesi. Hepsinin ortak noktası, 11 Eylül sonrası ABD'nin izlediği dış politikalar ve gerçekleştirdiği askerî operasyonların küresel sonuçları. Doğal olarak yoğunlaşılan bölge Ortadoğu olsa da, Güney Amerika, Birleşmiş Milletler, İsrail-Filistin Çatışması, Kuzey Kore, nükleer silahlar, Afrika, Pakistan vs. gibi birbi ...more
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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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