For quite some time I have developed a strong interest in present and past politics. Digging a bit deeper I have come to understand that what you hear in the news is not necessarily true (A lot of people will agree). That begged the question why? Who is benefiting from that? Well, that is not easy to understand at first. There is a lot of information one needs to acquire before putting that puzzle together. Noam Chomsky has for sure a great reputation for being today's most brilliant intellectual (Interestingly more abroad than in the US). I have read many of his articles and interviews about different political subjects.
Well, this book is the first I chose to read. I was a bit concerned about whether it would be easy to read or not. Everybody who knows Chomsky will most probably agree that one needs a solid knowledge in history, politics and current affairs in order to be able to follow his thoughts. However, after 20 pages I could not stop reading and have finished this book in a week. Yes, he is talking about many topics, some in more detail and some less, but at the same time providing sufficient details in order for the reader to get the big picture. This helped me a lot as I was not aware or didn't have sufficient information about certain topics.
I cannot recommend this book enough. It is an eye opener. Especially for people who feel that the content of today's news are so confusing, contradictory and false. Comments such as "Politics is a dirty business and no one will really figure out the truth" are just an excuse for not dealing with current affairs in more detail (which I have done a lot myself in the past). Reading this book is a good start!
Fascinating, provocative look at US influence on regional and world events. Scholarly references (instead of mere opinion) add credibility to the author's assertion that US Govt actions over recent decades have often been out of line with popular values. Taxpayers and voters take note!
Das ist schon wirklich sehr interessant zu lesen. Für alle die genug Englisch können sehr zu empfehlen. Keine Gefahr von ” lost in translation ". Auch in Verbindung mit Daniele Gansers Buch über die illegalen Kriege der NATO. Das sind Einblicke hinter die Kulissen der Politik der Gegenwart, welche nicht in den Zeitungen oder gar dem Fernsehen zu finden sind.
Well desreved acclaim goes to Noam Chomsky and his work. He outlines and supports a world view that many encounter but few can articulate as well as he does. He shatter the propoganda of America and britian and dispells the myths that linger at the heart of American foreign policy.
Chomsky never disappoints and always delivers. Another one of his books one can read with delight, to broaden ones horizone. It certainly offers plenty of food for thought. With the book not being new, the reader now also has the benefit of verifying Chomsky's prediction in hindsight. Pretty much on the money.