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Interventions

By Noam Chomsky
Read by Peter Johnson

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978645073

  • ISBN: 9781978645073

Runtime: 6.23 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 series of Chomsky’s columns. The Pentagon has refused to explain why the book has been barred.”

Interventions is Noam Chomsky at his best. Not since his all-time bestselling title, 9/11, published in the Open Media series in 2001, have readers and listeners had a timely, short, affordable Chomsky. Unlike 9/11, Interventions is a writerly work—a series of more than thirty tightly argued essays aimed at various aspects of US power and politics in the post-9/11 world. While critical of US military interventions around the globe, each piece in the book is in itself an intellectual intervention aimed at raising public ire about the consequences of US use of power at home and abroad.

Interventions’ subjects span from 9/11 and the Iraq war to Social Security and Intelligent Design, South America and Asia, the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the election of Hamas, Hurricane Katrina, and the US concept of “just war.”

According to BusinessWeek, “With relentless logic, Chomsky bids us to listen closely to what our leaders tell us—and to discern what they are leaving out … Agree with him or not, we lose out by not listening.” Chomsky’s Interventions delivers what readers and listeners want: an accessible set of skeleton keys for opening up a wide range of global issues dominating today’s political landscape.

Noam Chomsky is the critically acclaimed author of many books, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, Manufacturing Consent, and Media Control.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Arguably the most important intellectual alive.” New York Times, praise for the author

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Author

Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, logician, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as the father of modern linguistics, he is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, as well as a founder of the field of cognitive science. He has spent more than half a century at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is Institute Professor Emeritus, and is the author of over one hundred books on such topics as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 6.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English