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What Uncle Sam Really Wants (Real Story)

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ISBN13: 9781878825018
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This readable 96-page guide is a brilliant analysis of the real motivations behind U.S. foreign policy, culled from Noam Chomsky's celebrated speeches and edited for clarity and readability. Ten duotone photographs.

Synopsis:

A brilliant distillation of the real motivations behind U.S. foreign policy, compiled from talks and interviews completed between 1986 and 1991, with particular attention to Central America.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-105) and index.

About the Author

Noam Chomsky is a major figure in twentieth-century linguistics. Born in Philadelphia in 1928, he's taught since 1955 at the Massachsetts Institute of Technology, where he became a full professor at the age of 32.

In addition to his work as a linguist, Chomsky has written many books on contemporary issues. His political talks have been heard, typically by standing-room only audiences, all over the country and the globe.

In a saner world, his tireless efforts to promote justice would have long sonce won him the Nobel Peace Prize, but the commitee keeps giving it to people like Henry Kissinger.

Table of Contents

Secrets, lies and democracy /Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian --The prosperous few and the restless many /Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian --What Uncle Sam really wants /Noam Chomsky.

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GDuperreault, July 22, 2012 (view all comments by GDuperreault)
This book is Chomsky at his most accessible. The publisher claims, on the back of the book, that "political books don't have to be boring." And this one certainly isn't boring because this publisher's need for brevity has forced Chomsky to the bare bones. His sarcasm and irony are very sharp, and his details far more concise than in his full length works.

However, I do not actually recommend this book as an introduction to Chomsky's political writing because that brevity allows more easily for incredulity to become dismissive skepticism. What he writes is so far away from the official historical myths that we believe that after the fourth or fifth debunking claim he makes it becomes increasingly easy to become convinced that he is just some left-wing nut-job with a horribly over-active imagination who hates America. Yes, his claims are referenced in the back of the book. But they are not footnoted in the text, and that lapse more easily gives the cynic the mental elbow room to dismiss Chomksy's arguments and claims.

In a curious irony, and an affirmation of Chomsky's frequent observation that concision is America's most effective and widely practiced form of censorship, this book's brevity also makes it very quotable.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781878825018
Editor:
Naiman, Arthur
Barsamian, David:
As Told to
Editor:
Naiman, Arthur
Barsamian, David:
As Told to
Author:
Chomsky, Noam
Author:
Chomsky, Noam, Et
Author:
Barsamian, David
Publisher:
Odonian Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
International economic relations
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Chomsky, noam, 1928-
Subject:
United States Foreign relations 1989-1993.
Subject:
EE.UU
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General Current Events
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series:
Real story series
Series Volume:
363
Publication Date:
December 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
111
Dimensions:
6 x 4.25 in

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