Making the Future

Making the Future

Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

eBook - 2012
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Making the Future presents more than fifty concisely argued commentaries on U.S. politics and policies, written between 2007 and 2011.
Publisher: New York : City Lights Publishers, 2012.
ISBN: 9780872865594
0872865592
Characteristics: 1 online resource (321 p.)
Contents: America in DeclineAfter 9/11, Was War the Only Option?; The Threat of Warships on an "Island of World Peace"; Occupy the Future; Index; About the Author.
The Unelected "Architects of Policy"A "Regrettable" Event in East Jerusalem; Rust Belt Rage; The Real Threat Aboard the Freedom Flotilla; Storm Clouds over Iran; The War in Afghanistan: Echoes of Vietnam; China and the New World Order, Part 1; China and the New World Order, Part 2; The U.S. Elections: Outrage, Misguided; The Charade of Israeli-Palestinian Talks; Breaking the Israel-Palestine Deadlock; The Arab Word Is on Fire; The Cairo-Madison Connection; Libya and the World of Oil; The International Assault on Labor; The Revenge Killing of Osama Bin Laden; In Israel, a Tsunami Warning.
The Campaign and the Financial CrisisChallenges for Barack Obama: Part 1: The Election and the Economy; Challenges for Barack Obama: Part 2: Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan; Nightmare in Gaza; Barack Obama and Israel-Palestine; Latin America, Defiant; Down with the Durand Line!; A Tradition of Torture; Barack Obama and Israel-Palestine; A Season of Travesties; Making War to Bring "Peace"; Militarizing Latin America; War, Peace and Obama's Nobel; The Legacy of 1989 in Two Hemispheres; Presidential "Peacekeeping"in Latin America; The Corporate Takeover of U.S. Democracy.
Foreword: Remaking the Future; Threats, Talks and a Hoped-for Accord with North Korea; Tortilla Wars; We Own the World; Gaza and the Future of a Palestinian-Israeli Peace; Containing Iran; Hypocrisies and Hopes in Annapolis; The Somalia Syndrome; "Good News" from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan; In the Campaign, the Unspeakable War; Would a Democrat Change U.S. Middle East Policy?; Delaying Doomsday: This Century's Challenges; Middle East Road Trip; Iraq Oil: A Deal With The Devil; Nuclear Threats: All Options Are on the Table; Georgia and the Neo-con Cold Warriors.
Summary: Making the Future presents more than fifty concisely argued commentaries on U.S. politics and policies, written between 2007 and 2011.

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redban Mar 27, 2015

Interesting comments. On the one hand, StarGladiator is questioning the validity of Chomsky's Progressivism, quite nuanced. On the other hand, tascosa01 is (most likely) a Conservative sheep. baaaaaaa

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Mar 24, 2015

[Update, presidential election of 2016: Now how in creation could Chomsky, if he is anything such as he claims to be, possibly support HRC as the lesser of two evils, given what I stated below?!?!?!? And yet Chomsky did, always the supporter of the Status Quo is Chomsky!]
This is all very nice, or nicey, and all very general, or cotton-candy flavored, but who are the names of the bad actors, the names of the oligarchs, the names of the super-rich - - for some reason, Chomsky never mentions their names?!!?!? [For instance, Hillary Clinton was chair, and Timothy Geithner was deputy chair, of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, which financed the overthrow of the democratically elected president of Honduras, President Zelaya, because he wished to raise the national minimum wage by a few pennies. Why doesn't this so-called activist ever say such, or do anything at least on level with what the young Aaron Swartz did? Why????]

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