Because We Say So
Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet.--New York Times Book Review
Unwavering political contrarian Noam Chomsky smart-bombs the US military's global Interventions. Shock and awe!--Vanity Fair
Because We Say So presents more than thirty concise, forceful commentaries on US politics and global power. Written between 2011 and 2015, Noam Chomsky's arguments forge a persuasive counter-narrative to official accounts of US politics and policies during global crisis. Find here classic Chomsky on the increasing urgency of climate change, the ongoing impact of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing, nuclear politics, cyberwar, terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, and the Middle East, security and state power, as well as deeper reflections on the Obama doctrine, political philosophy, the Magna Carta, and the importance of a commons to democracy.
Because We Say So is the third in a series of books by Chomsky published by City Lights Publishers that includes Making the Future (2012) and Interventions (2007), a book banned by US military censors. Taken together, the three books present a complete collection of the articles Chomsky writes regularly for the New York Times Syndicate, and are largely ignored by newspapers in the United States. Because We Say So offers fierce, accessible, timely, gloves-off political writing by America's foremost public intellectual and political dissident.
Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most well-known critics of US policy. He has published numerous groundbreaking and best-selling books on global politics, history, and linguistics.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bartt95 - LibraryThing
Concise and very ideologically charged. It's refreshing to read a well-informed leftist critique of U.S. foreign policy, instead of the standard, uninformed cop-out critique of international conflict ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lostinalibrary - LibraryThing
Whatever the world may think, U.S. actions are legitimate because we say so. The principle was enunciated by the eminent statesman Dean Acheson in 1962, when he instructed the American Society of ... Read full review