Because We Say So

Because We Say So

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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.
Publisher: [San Francisco] : City Lights Books, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780872866577
0872866572
Characteristics: 199 pages ;,21 cm.

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Mar 28, 2019

Short essays that comment on political events, including those of major organizations' meeting (NAM and OAS), which are often not reported, or just perfunctorily by major news outlets (eg, CBC The National). How much trifling and superficial junk we get instead! Worth reading if only to help readjust one's valuation from the attention distortions due to decisions from editors and producers from the major news outlets.

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Apr 10, 2016

This book is a collection of essays, written between 2011 and 2014, commenting on the foreign and climate policy of the United States and its client, Israel. Chomsky, always extremely critical of US foreign policy, gives us the behind-the-scenes information that is seldom found in the traditional press. He examines various world crises, especially in the Middle East and Latin America, and looks at how problems are caused and exacerbated by US intervention.

If even half of the information in this book is true, the world is a frightening place!

A must-read book for anyone who cares about what is happening in the world.

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