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Book Title: Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance|
The author of the book: Noam Chomsky
Date of issue: September 6th 2012
ISBN 13: 9780241952580
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"Unwavering political contrarian Noam Chomsky smart-bombs the U.S. military's global Interventions (City Lights). Shock and awe!"—Vanity Fair
Making the Future presents more than thirty concise and persuasively argued commentaries on US politics and policies, written between 2007 and 2010. Noam Chomsky takes on a wide range of hot-button issues, including the ongoing financial crisis, Obama's presidency, the legacy of George Bush, the limits of the two-party system, the long-term consequences of financial deregulation, the threat posed by nuclear Iran, the war in Afghanistan, oil, Israel-Palestine, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia, 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, published by City Lights Publishers in 2007 and banned from Guantánamo Bay by US military censors. Both books are drawn from articles Chomsky has been writing for the New York Times Syndicate, but which have only rarely been published by major media 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.
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Read information about the authorAvram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of behavior and language dominant in the 1950s. His naturalistic approach to the study of language has affected the philosophy of language and mind. He is also credited with the establishment of the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power. Beginning with his critique of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Chomsky has become more widely known for his media criticism and political activism, and for his criticism of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments.
According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar during the 1980–1992 time period, and was the eighth-most cited scholar in any time period.