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City Lights Publishers, 2007 - History - 232 pages
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"Interventions offers over forty of Chomsky’s columns; insightful, crisp and well-researched pieces on news events of the day. From 9-11 to the Iraq War, from the 'non-crisis' of social security to the leveling of Lebanon, Chomsky provides informed opinion and critical analysis." – Mumia

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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, June 2007

Short, forceful commentaries on U.S. politics from Latin America to the Middle East.

Noam Chomsky says that the freedom to challenge power is not just an opportunity, it’s a responsibility. For the past several years Chomsky has been writing essays for The New York Times Syndicate to do just that: challenge power and expose the global consequences of U.S. policy and military actions worldwide. Interventions is a collection of these essays, revised and updated with notes by the author.

While Chomsky's New York Times Syndicate writings are widely published around the world, they have rarely been printed in major U.S. media; none have been published in the New York Times.

Concise and fiercely argued, Interventions covers the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Bush presidency, Israel and Palestine, national security, the escalating threat of nuclear warfare, and more. A powerful and accessible new book from one of America’s foremost political intellectuals and dissidents.

Noam Chomsky has taught linguistics and philosophy at MIT for more than fifty years. He is the author of numerous books, including Hegemony or Survival and Failed States.

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In Interventions, the linguist and public intellectual Noam Chomsky writes about politics in contemporary America. They are all short pieces (about 1,000 words each) that were originally meant as op ... Read full review


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Though sometimes distracted by topics like Hurricane Katrina or South America, the essays in Chomsky's latest, written for the New York Times Syndicate between September 2002 and July '06, are largely ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Noam Chomsky is the critically acclaimed author of several bestselling books. Some of his recent titles include Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, 9-11, Media Control, and Interventions. 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 theoretical linguistics made in the 20th century.