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  • Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Timely, urgent, and powerfully elucidating, this important volume of previously unpublished interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky discussing America's policies in an increasingly unstable world. With his famous insight, lucidity, and redoubtable grasp of history, Chomsky offers his views on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the doctrine of "preemptive" strikes against so-called rogue states, and the prospects of the second Bush administration...

    S says: "I Must Be A Crying, Anti-American, Groupie"
    "A necessary voice of dissent"
    Overall

    One of the biggest problems with America today is the lack of introspection from the mainstream media (and to a lesser extent academics) regarding U.S. foreign policy. After the attacks of September 11th one of the recurring questions continues to be ?Why do they hate us?? If you truly want to get a better understanding of the world in which we live in, Chomsky gives a necessary analytical perspective on U.S. foreign policy over the last fifty years which is regrettably absent in the mainstream. Whether you like or dislike Chomsky?s ideas, it is necessary to hear his perspective because it is like no other, his profound knowledge of U.S. history is incomparable, which is why his analysis is so essential. Whenever you read or listen to Chomsky one thing is guaranteed, you will learn a couple of things you have never heard before.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Brian Jones, Noam Chomsky
    Overall
    (558)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    For more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing, as in the Cuban missile crisis, to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks. Now the Bush administration is intensifying this process, driving us toward the final frontiers of imperial control, toward a choice between the prerogatives of power and a livable Earth.

    Jazz Listener says: "Great book, lousy reader"
    "Classic Chomsky"
    Overall

    If you are the type of person who likes to hear as many opinions on an issue as possible, you cannot avoid Chomsky. A must read for anyone interested in U.S. International policy. In order to not become as narrow minded and arrogant as a Sean Hanity or Geraldo Rivera, one must read as many arguments as possible. If you give Kissinger, Huntington, or even Coulter a chance, you would be doing a disservice to yourself not to read Chomsky, Zinn, or Said. Chomsky 's strength in Hegemony or Survival is his use of sources, he combines mainstream media, respected academics, and rarely used government documents to make a very strong argument.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful

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