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Making the Future Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

ISBN-10: 0872865371
ISBN-13: 9780872865372
Edition: 2010
Authors: Noam Chomsky
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Description: Making the Future presents more than thirty concise and persuasively argued commentaries on US politics and policies, written between 2007 and 201. Noam Chomsky takes on a wide range of hot-button issues including the ongoing financial crisis,  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 3/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.34" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Making the Future presents more than thirty concise and persuasively argued commentaries on US politics and policies, written between 2007 and 201. 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, Iraq, North Korea, 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 (9780872864832), published by City Lights in 2007 and banned from Guantanamo Bay by US military censors. Both books are drawn from articles Chomsky has been writing regularly for the New York Times Syndicate, but which go largely ignored by newspapers 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. '

Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928. Son of a Russian emigrant who was a Hebrew scholar, Chomsky was exposed at a young age to the study of language and principles of grammar. During the 1940s, he began developing socialist political leanings through his encounters with the New York Jewish intellectual community. Chomsky received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. He conducted much of his research at Harvard University. In 1955, he began teaching at MIT, eventually holding the Ferrari P. Ward Chair of Modern Language and Linguistics. Today Chomsky is highly regarded as both one of America's most prominent linguists and most notorious social critics and political activists. His academic reputation began with the publication of Syntactic Structures in 1957. Within a decade, he became known as an outspoken intellectual opponent of the Vietnam War. Chomsky has written many books on the links between language, human creativity, and intelligence, including Language and Mind (1967) and Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (1985). He also has written dozens of political analyses, including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), Chronicles of Dissent (1992), and The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (1993).

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