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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: City Lights Publishers (March 13 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872865371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872865372
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 13.4 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
52 Doses of Reality March 11 2012
By S Wood - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Making The Future" is Chomskys second collection of short editorial articles (roughly 5 or 6 book pages dealing with a subject that was of current interest) and takes up the baton from where 2007's Interventions concludes and carries it forward to the autumn of 2012. All of the articles were made available for publication worldwide from the New York Times Syndicate, whose senior editor John Stickney provides a short introduction.

The nature of the format prohibits in-depth analysis but Chomsky does provide the reader with 52 clear and concise antidotes to a mainstream news coverage that is often ahistorical, written within the limited world view of established power and deeply hypocritical. Subjects covered include the Israel-United States-Palestine confrontation; Iraq; the War in Afghanistan/Pakistan; the post credit crunch recessions; Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East, South Asia and North Korea; the conflicts in Georgia, Libya and Somalia as well as the possible conflict to come with Iran; the Arab Spring; Barack Obamas ascent to the presidency on the back of revulsion at the Bush II years and rapid descent into business as usual; the extra judicial killing of Osama bin Laden. It's not all doom and gloom as Chomsky also writes on what he quite reasonably sees as positive developments within Latin America and the collection ends with an abridged version of a speech he gave to the Occupy Boston movement.

"Making The Future" is a fine collection that provokes the reader to think about events in the contemporary world in a humane, honest and critical manner. This is a book that I'd recommended reading with the caveat that the content will be familiar to those who regularly follow Chomskys writings on the internet.
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Informative collection of articles April 24 2012
By William Podmore - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a collection of the monthly columns that Noam Chomsky wrote for the New York Times Syndicate from April 2007 to October 2011. It comprises 52 articles, mostly commenting on the USA's foreign policies as applied to Korea, Mexico, Palestine, Iran, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, China, Georgia, Latin America and Libya; and there are ten on the US economy.

He notes that Israeli military thinker Martin Van Creveld said, after the USA invaded Iraq, "had the Iranians not tried to build nuclear weapons, they would be crazy."

Chomsky observed that a Declaration of Principles issued by President Bush in November 2007 committed Iraq to facilitate and encourage `the flow of foreign investments to Iraq, especially American investments." In January 2008 Bush issued a `signing statement' that he would reject any congressional legislation that restricted funding `to exercise United States control of the oil resources of Iraq'. These admit that the USA invaded Iraq to control its oil.

Chomsky reports that White House spokeswoman Dana Perino, when asked whether the American people should have had `input' into the decision to attack Iraq, said, "You had your input. The American people have input every four years, and that's the way our system works." Chomsky responds, "That's correct. Every four years the American people can choose between candidates whose views they reject, and then they should shut up."

Chomsky warns that the repeated threats to attack Iran, using the standard phrase `we're keeping all options open', violate the UN Charter.

As in all his books on politics, Chomsky exposes the lies and double standards used by the US ruling class. This latest book is an extremely useful collection, bringing his commentary right up-to-date.
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Enlightening!! Nov. 9 2013
By Robert Wallace - Published on Amazon.com
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I think that the author is well informed and I enjoy his insights.There is no one better to bring reality to the masses.
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Standard Chomsky Jan. 10 2013
By reza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Chomsky provides great insights (as always). However, this is a collection of columns he has written; therefore, the indepth detail one is accustomed to from Chomsky is lacking. Nonetheless, a solid book and quick read. Great for someone wanting an intro to Chomsky's views.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Highly insightful! Nov. 13 2012
By Don C - Published on Amazon.com
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Provides an intriguing chronological view of the manipulative and often deceptive methods of the U.S. Government. That such a critique can be published is a true example of a great democracy capable of positive change.


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