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Making the Future : Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance - Noam Chomsky

Making the Future

Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance


Published: 13th March 2012
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"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 financial crisis, Obama's presidency, the legacy of George Bush, the limits of the two-party system, the long-term consequences of financial deregulation, the threat posed by nuclear Iran, the war in Afghanistan, oil, Israel-Palestine, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia, Mexico, corporate power, and the future of American politics. 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."

"Making the Future" is a follow-up to "Interventions," published by City Lights Publishers in 2007 and banned from Guantanamo Bay by US military censors. Both books are drawn from articles Chomsky has been writing for the New York Times Syndicate, but which have only rarely been published by major media in the United States. "Making the Future" offers fierce, accessible, timely, gloves-off political writing by one of America's foremost intellectual and political dissidents.

Making The FutureThe Unipolar Imperial MomentBy Noam ChomskyContentsIntroduction1. Threats, Talks and a Hoped-for Accord with North KoreaApril 2, 20072. Tortilla WarsMay 9, 20073. We Own The WorldJune 6, 20074. Gaza and the Future of a Palestinian-Israeli PeaceJuly 16, 20075. Containing IranAugust 20, 20076. Hypocrisies and Hopes in AnnapolisNovember 8, 20077. The Somalia SyndromeDecember 17, 20078. "News" from Iraq, Afghanistan and PakistanJanuary 22, 20089. In the Campaign, The Unspeakable WarFebruary 28, 200810. Would a Democrat Change U.S. Middle East PolicyMarch 28, 200811. Delaying Doomsday: This Century's ChallengesApril 24, 200812. Middle East Road TripMay 29, 200813. Iraq Oil: A Deal With The DevilJuly 6, 200814. Nuclear Threats: All Options Are on the TableJuly 31, 200815. Georgia and the Neo-con Cold WarriorsSeptember 9, 200816. The Campaign and the Financial CrisisOctober 5, 200817. Challenges for Barack Obama: The Election and the Economy - Part INovember 25, 200818. The Legacy of 1989 in Two HemispheresDecember 1, 2009 19. Challenges for Barack Obama: Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan - Part IIDecember 18, 200820. Nightmare in GazaJanuary 14, 200921. Barack Obama and Israel-PalestineJanuary 3, 200922. Latin America, DefiantMarch 8, 200923. Down with the Durand Line!April 1, 200924. A Tradition of TortureMay 5, 200925. Obama on Israel-PalestineJune 4, 2009 26. A Season of TravestiesJuly 7, 200927. Making War to Bring PeaceJuly 29, 200928. Militarizing Latin AmericaSeptember 20, 200929. War, Peace and Obama's Nobel October 26, 200930. The Legacy of 1989 in Two HemispheresDecember 1, 200931. Presidential "Peacekeeping" in Latin AmericaDecember 30, 200932. The Corporate Takeover of U.S. DemocracyFebruary 1, 2010IndexAbout the Author

ISBN: 9780872865372
ISBN-10: 0872865371
Series: Open Media
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 13th March 2012
Publisher: City Lights Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3