Making the Future: Occupations Interventions Empire And Resistance

Making the Future Occupations Interventions Empire And Resistance In Making the Future Noam Chomsky takes on a wide range of hot button issues including the ongoing financial crisis Obama s presidency the limits of the two party system nuclear Iran Afghanistan

  • Title: Making the Future: Occupations Interventions Empire And Resistance
  • Author: Noam Chomsky
  • ISBN: 9780241145
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Making the Future, Noam Chomsky takes on a wide range of hot button issues including the ongoing financial crisis, Obama s presidency, the limits of the two party system, nuclear Iran, Afghanistan, Israel Palestine, corporate power, and the future of American politics Laced throughout his critiques are expressions of commitment to democracy and the power of popular strIn Making the Future, Noam Chomsky takes on a wide range of hot button issues including the ongoing financial crisis, Obama s presidency, the limits of the two party system, nuclear Iran, Afghanistan, Israel Palestine, 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 offers fierce, accessible, timely, gloves off political writing by one of the world s foremost intellectual and political dissidents.

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    About “Noam Chomsky

    • Noam Chomsky

      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 He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B F Skinner s Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of behavior and language dominant in the 1950s His naturalistic approach to the study of language has affected the philosophy of language and mind He is also credited with the establishment of the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power Beginning with his critique of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Chomsky has become widely known for his media criticism and political activism, and for his criticism of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments.According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source often than any other living scholar during the 1980 1992 time period, and was the eighth most cited scholar in any time period.



    212 thoughts on “Making the Future: Occupations Interventions Empire And Resistance

    • I am awed by the clarity of thought, understanding and expression shown by Chomsky, every time I read him. This collection of articles tears to shreds the tissue of deceit that we are governed on the basis of. On so many issues: US foreign policy, civil rights, the financial crisis, the state of democracy in the world today, and many more, Chomsky lays bare how things work. It's a book that concentrates your anger. It would be easier to be left alone to go armadillo, to go hedgehog, to go ostric [...]


    • As usual Chomsky turns his weary eye towards the world and withers it with a considerable amount of common sense. As a collection of essays written over the past 5 years or so it makes for interesting reading, especially as a record of Obama's tenure in office - from the initial promise and hype to the eventual disappointment and sense of little change and less hope; don't worry, the Republicans fair worse but not by much. There's also plenty of insight into the Middle East, Palestine/Israel, t [...]


    • If you've never read Chomsky, this is a good read for his take on events over the last five years. His fresh voice and criticism of the status quo is compelling. I particularly enjoyed adding a new word to my vocabulary, "precariat", which represents so many of the people I see every day in my job -- individuals that are economically precarious. The current economic environment certainly contributes to the creation of the precariat. For a taste of Chomsky go here: huffingtonpost/noam-ch .Chomsky [...]


    • Covering the years 2007 - 2011, this collection of Chomsky's monthly columns touches on a wide range of topics. Excellent observations, offering sharp criticisms where called for, and making a number of important points that made me want to stand up and applaud.


    • This was such an awesome read. Short 2-5 page essays written by Chomsky over the past few years. He sheds an interesting light on all sorts of political sneakiness that the US is a part of. Also makes me so mad/sad that our country's allegiance lies with Israel. Wish it were different. I recommend this to anyone wanting a better understanding to the incredibly unfair and illegal ways our country is dealing with international law. How do we get away with it?


    • Way too repetitive, even for this compilation format. I'd recommend it only to die-hard Chomsky fans or haters.


    • Published in 2012, this book is a little dated. A lot has happened in U.S/ world politics since. None-the-less, it's still a very informative and insightful read… I mean, Noam Chomsky, man, Noam Chomsky… I would recommend it for the historical analysis regarding such issues as class struggle within the United States, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iraq/ Afghanistan/ Pakistan/ Middle-East/ oil observations, Latin American coups funded by the United States, you even learn about this island [...]


    • Amerikan politikasının sahne arkasındaki işleyişini ve hakimiyeti sürdürmek için sahnenin önünde söylenenlerin sadece bir tarafın işine yaradığı sürece geçerli olduğunu ,Ortadoğu 'dan,Asya'dan, Latin Amerika'dan örneklerle gösteren Chomsky, Nobel alan 4 başkanın dönemindeki savaşlardan , medyada popüler yapılan barışsever görünümlü başkanların perde arkasındaki kararlarından, kitleleri etkilemek adına gerekli illüzyonların yaratılmasına dünyayı etkile [...]


    • Interesting collection of Noam Chomsky - gives a very interesting thought on how an american intellectual sees the world and tries to make sense of it. It is hard for me to see how a human person can cover that many topics in depth or even try to make sense of them. However, it also shows that no one (not even the people we elect to govern) are cognitive able to make sense of the entire world. So that leaves us with two options, you take intelligent risks or build a team/network of people you tr [...]



    • This was my first time reading Chomsky, and I was delighted to find his writing was flowing and easy to read even when the topics were heavy. Making the Future consists of columns written for the New York Times Syndicate between 2007 and 2011, so the articles are short enough (4-8 pages) to read a couple of them whenever there is some time to spare. Being factual columns, often responding to incidents as they happened, some of the contexts are undoubtedly lost when articles are reprinted in coll [...]


    • Knižní soubor padesátky zasvěcených esejů o mezinárodní politice USA z let 2007 až 2011 je dosud živým vzorkem názorů předního levicového intelektuála Noama Chomského. A je-li Ridley racionální optimista, pak je Chomsky racionální pesimista par excellence (stejně jako náš Jan Keller). Chmurnou vizi střídá černá, pak ještě černější. A jakkoli je Chomského rozhled obdivuhodný, trpí jeho práce nedostatky, které zmiňuje Sowell ve své kritice veřejně anga [...]


    • The REAL topic of this book is revealed in the quote which begins the text: "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality - judiciously as you will - we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors And you, all of you, will be left to study what we do." - Senior Advisor to former President George W. Bush.I agree with the previous reviewer. This book reall [...]


    • Many interesting ideas are presented. Definitely worth reading! Show the various different forms of double standard we are politically applying domestically and in our foreign and security policy. It clearly also shows the effects of the reactions of those we hold to higher standards than ourselves and that have been treated unfairly. One of the focusses of the book is the fallout of treating so many people around the world in a way that enrages them for our own benefits or these of our leaders [...]


    • I have been watching interviews with Chomsky for some time now and reading some of his articles as well. This, however, was my first book of his and will definitely not be my last. Chomsky's ability to craft and support an argument are nearly flawless, thus making his points seemingly irrefutable. This book is a collection of opinion pieces he wrote from 2007-2012 on various topics related to the US government in both foreign and domestic spheres. Incredibly enlightening, Chomsky makes a case no [...]


    • This book is listing some of Chomsky's articles published in New York times between 2007 and 2011. Although, it discusses past political situations, it worth reading this book to see the situation from a good analytically perspective.Chomsky in these articles has a way in analyzing and criticizing political situation that are mostly logical, theoretical and facts based. He refers much to percentages of public opinion (which I think it is a determining factor), and to game theory in politics. He [...]


    • This is one of the most important books I have ever read. If you want to understand what is going on in the world today (or at least, as of late 2011), from a critical perspective at least (i.e an alternative to whatever the fuck MSNBC/Fox News/Rupert Murdoch says), this is a must-read. In particular, "Rust Belt Rage", "Outrage, Misguided", and "Occupy the Future" are poignant takes on the financial crisis and its impact on average Americans, something I'm super passionate about, so if you care [...]


    • I was torn between rating this two (ok) or three (good) stars. What eventually pushed me to a two was the amount of repetition that takes place. I understand that the book consisted of articles he wrote so it makes sense that this occurs but it still annoyed me how I would read the same information almost verbatim three chapters/articles in a row. Also I think I have myself to partially to blame since I had hyped this book up so much in my head. I was pretty excited to read what Chomsky would wr [...]


    • I actually listened to this on audiobook (from Audible) and very much recommend it. There is more information in these articles than you will find in any state-of-the-union address, at least unless and until things change and the government becomes more honest and open.It's easy to forget America's far-away crimes, but to many, we are, or at least our corporate and govt. leadership is, the evil in the world, and it is up to us to shed light upon these atrocities, and add our voices against them. [...]


    • I'm a bit embarrassed that "Making the Future" is my first introduction of Noam Chomsky. I like politics, but don't really enjoy following it on the news because I find that most TV hosts express their views too much, where it becomes a rant. Reading Chomsky's views of the future is refreshing. Instead of beating the audience with a stick on personal rhetoric, Chomsky gives the reader enough space to come to their own conclusion and then comment to his theories. I need to read a lot more of Noam [...]


    • Can't wait to get stuck in! - thanks again, as ever, Dad!It is slightly out of date now in 2016, and I still don't think I know enough of the jigsaw to be able to make as much sense of all the history contained as I would like, but it's a learning process, and I am heading in the right direction I think!Insightful analysis into the workings of the American corporate and political system.Good to see such enthusiastic and optimistic support for the Occupy movement at the end. Reasons to be cheerfu [...]


    • Let's start with the negative. For one the title is misleading, this isn't a book outlining Chomsky's views or ideas for the future but a collection of editorials written between 2007 and 2011. The articles are sometimes repetitive and I would have liked some references to support some of the claims.Nonetheless this is classic Chomsky delivering a clear eyed view into the actual working of the world. If you're interested in a critical and skeptical insight recent world history this is a great qu [...]


    • I have known of Chomsky for some time now and never had the chance to read his stuff. This was not the place to start. The subjects were dated and truly needed current knowledge to really understand and follow. These were merely reposted newspaper (NYT) columns from 2007-2011. Snooze fest. I will try again.


    • Should be called making the future by looking at the past. It is a collection of articles by Chomsky from roughly 2008 - 2011. Some interesting insight but was looking for fresher views from Chomsky on how we need to make our future.


    • Very good, very depressing. I knew things were bad. Very bad. However hearing the details of just exactly how they were bad made it worse. I don't think knowing precisely how it's bad is helpful for me. The confirmation that I was right to fear the worst has left me further deflated.


    • Its easy to read and this book will give you the other side to the news. Its stuff we all know its just we don't really think about what it all means.


    • Amazing book, and the concise yet thought-provoking articles provide an excellent way to get a savory little snack for the mind in a short amount of time.


    • Noam Chomsky is always good for facts and underlying truths which are conveniently and deliberately ignored in the western mainstream media.


    • Bit dated in terms of specifi incidents covered, but still relevant in that the issues remain unresolved



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