Making the Future by Noam Chomsky audiobook

Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

By Noam Chomsky
Read by Peter Johnson

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721343713

  • ISBN: 9781721343713

Runtime: 7.10 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Making the Future presents more than 50 concise and persuasively argued commentaries on U.S. politics and policies, written between 2007 and 2011.

Taken together, Chomsky’s essays present a powerful counter-narrative to official accounts of the major political events of the past four years: the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the U.S. presidential race; the ascendancy of China; Latin America’s leftward turn; the threat of nuclear proliferation in Iran and North Korea; Israel’s invasion of Gaza and expansion of settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank; developments in climate change; the world financial crisis; the Arab Spring; the assassination of Osama bin Laden; and the Occupy protests. Laced throughout his critiques are expressions of commitment to democracy and the power of popular struggles. “Progressive legislation and social welfare,” writes Chomsky, “have been won by popular struggles, not gifts from above. Those struggles follow a cycle of success and setback. They must be waged every day, not just once every four years, always with the goal of creating a genuinely responsive democratic society, from the voting booth to the workplace.

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Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books and has collaborated with journalists on books such as Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine. He is a laureate professor at the University of Arizona and professor emeritus in the department of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is one of the foremost critics of US foreign policy. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English