Imperial Ambitions by Noam Chomsky audiobook

Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

By Noam Chomsky  and David Barsamian
Read by Noam Chomsky  and David Barsamian

Macmillan Audio 9780805079678

The American Empire Project Series

4.82 Hours Abridged
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    ISBN: 9781593978457

In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policy. In this important program of interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky discusses America's policies in the 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, warning of the growing threat to international peace posed by the U.S. drive for domination. In his inimitable style, Chomsky also dissects the propaganda system that fabricates a mythic past and airbrushes inconvenient facts out of history. Barsamian, recipient of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, has conducted more interviews and radio broadcasts with Chomsky than has any other journalist. Enriched by their unique rapport, Imperial Ambitions explores topics Chomsky has never before discussed, among them the 2004 presidential campaign and election, the future of Social Security, and the increasing threat, including devastating weather patterns, of global warming. The result is an illuminating dialogue with one of the leading thinkers of our time—and a startling picture of the turbulent world in which we live.

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In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policy.
In this important program of interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky discusses America's policies in the 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, warning of the growing threat to international peace posed by the U.S. drive for domination. In his inimitable style, Chomsky also dissects the propaganda system that fabricates a mythic past and airbrushes inconvenient facts out of history.

Barsamian, recipient of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, has conducted more interviews and radio broadcasts with Chomsky than has any other journalist. Enriched by their unique rapport, Imperial Ambitions explores topics Chomsky has never before discussed, among them the 2004 presidential campaign and election, the future of Social Security, and the increasing threat, including devastating weather patterns, of global warming. The result is an illuminating dialogue with one of the leading thinkers of our time—and a startling picture of the turbulent world in which we live.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Unique insight into Chomsky’s decades of penetrating analyses, drawn together…by a brilliant radio interviewer, David Barsamian.” Ben Bagdikian, winner of the Pulitzer Prize
How did we ever get to be an empire? The writings of Noam Chomsky--America's most useful citizen--are the best answer to that question. The Boston Globe
“If, for reasons of chance, or circumstance, (or sloth), you have to pick just one book on the subject of the American Empire, I'd say pick this one. It's the Full Monty. It's Chomsky at his best . . . necessary reading. Arundhati Roy
Unique insight into Chomsky's decades of penetrating analyses, drawn together . . . by a brilliant radio interviewer, David Barsamian. Ben Bagdikian, winner of the Pulitzer Prize on Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky
“It’s the Full Monty. It’s Chomsky at his best…necessary reading.” Arundhati Roy, New York Times bestselling author
“How did we ever get to be an empire? The writings of Noam Chomsky—America’s most useful citizen—are the best answer to that question.” Boston Globe
“A sardonic, meticulous, and always bracing critic of the powers that be, Chomsky remains a must-read for any thoughtful citizen.” Publishers Weekly
“Nine loosely thematic conversations on familiar Chomskian themes: hegemony, propaganda, activism, peace…with Chomsky as accessible and compelling as always.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, logician, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as the father of modern linguistics, he is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, as well as a founder of the field of cognitive science. He has spent more than half a century at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is Institute Professor Emeritus, and is the author of over one hundred books on such topics as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media.

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Author Bio: David Barsamian

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 4.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English