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4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 4.24 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Noam Chomsky Narrator: Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Timely, urgent, and powerfully elucidating, this important volume of previously unpublished interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky discussing America's policies in an increasingly unstable world.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 times in which we live.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ricky | 2/13/2014

    " typical Chomskian reader than focuses on post 9-11 American imperalism. as always, his focus is very detailed and looks at the 2004 election as a focal point. its eerie how similar the Repuplican party tactics in 2008 are an exact replica of that in '04. also extended sections on our arcane foreign policy in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dillan | 2/10/2014

    " This book us a great introduction to Chomsky, it covers a number if topics and is written from interviews and lectures he has given. One of today's greatest minds. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordin | 1/19/2014

    " Nothing new here if you're moderately familiar with his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 1/18/2014

    " awesome, great audio book...chomsky is the man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E | 1/12/2014

    " Reading this almost ten years after the beginning of Bush's War on Terror and invasion of Iraq, I feel a deeply harrowing nostalgia. Chomsky avoids the academic pitfalls of obfuscation, presenting contemplative and concise analyses of the crises. I can well imagine directing my kids and grandkids to this as an example of the frustration, cynicism, desperation, and activism, that made up the leftist zeitgeist of the early 21st century. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca Smits | 1/8/2014

    " The thing about Chimsky is that he cuts the academic bs out. His writing is clear and straightforward. He has a message that he wants to get across and this text is incredible in how illuminating it is on the real world structures of political maneuvering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John somers | 1/3/2014

    " Excellent thought provoking book on Americas foreign policy since 9/11. Read it in one sitting and look forward to reading more of his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete Cochran | 1/3/2014

    " Very Fun.... Im looking for more of his books at the Library.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Bolduc | 12/25/2013

    " Passionnants entretiens d'un rare libre penseur. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hubert | 12/22/2013

    " In this set of interviews Chomsky proves that he has mass audience credentials as he calmly details the United States' desire to influence the current world within the context of its foreign relations history. Precise, and doesn't waste a thought or word. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 12/20/2013

    " I haven't gotten nightmares from reading a book in a long time... Chomsky presents a chilling view of American politics, in a fast paced and easy to read format (Q & A sessions). Read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Weyandt | 12/20/2013

    " A bit dated compared to current events - but as relevant as ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/9/2013

    " Noam Chomsky is probably one of the most intelligent people on our planet. Any books written by him are enlightening, but may scare the hell out of you to learn what our government is doing and has done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Umer Iftikhar | 12/8/2013

    " The most comprehensive book on post 9/11 repercussions . A must read ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly B. | 11/8/2013

    " As usual, Chomsky exposes the lies that we are told (not the least of which by ourselves) and urges us toward social responsibility in plain and simple terms. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 11/1/2013

    " I picked up this book to shed some of my ignorance, and though it's a slow read, I'm making progress. It's a good alternative perspective to the sensationalism I read in the media. Worthwhile book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 manal | 10/18/2013

    " what are we doing? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 9/1/2013

    " Chomsky is the man. Everyone should read his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Poung | 8/24/2013

    " It's a very simple, easy book to read. I finished this book in two days. However, it's concise, informative and a lot of wisdom and insights. Strongly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Sawicki | 7/21/2013

    " very good. chomsky is very intelligent but also synical and sarcastic. it gives am accurate and surprising summary of current and recent american foreign policy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ghola | 6/12/2012

    " Let me first say that I do admire Chomsky. His linguistic work is of undoubtedly great merit. However, this was not really up to snuff. It was basically one long interview where Noam states the obvious. A lot. I guess I just expected more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott F | 3/14/2012

    " Easy to understand description of the implied reasons vs. the given reasons for various U.S. foreign policy choices. Really interesting stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 11/30/2011

    " Transcripts of speeches and interviews are always the way to go with Chomsky, as our favorite radical linguist is actually a poor writer who cannot otherwise engage the reader with his impenetrable prose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naupaka | 11/10/2011

    " I love smart liberals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ammar | 10/26/2011

    " it's a worthwile book that tells you about the US's imperial ambitions from the past to the present including the invasion of Nicaragua in the Reagan years to the militarization of space currently. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ياسر مباشري | 7/25/2011

    " This book made me think and this is what a good book should do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 3/19/2011

    " As usual, Chomsky exposes the lies that we are told (not the least of which by ourselves) and urges us toward social responsibility in plain and simple terms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 2/2/2011

    " awesome, great audio book...chomsky is the man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanil | 6/12/2010

    " american foreign policy debunked.

    love americans, wish their foreign policy matched the independence their spirit contains.

    ... sadly spiderman's criticism sums it up best... with great power comes great responsibility... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dillan | 3/8/2010

    " This book us a great introduction to Chomsky, it covers a number if topics and is written from interviews and lectures he has given. One of today's greatest minds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 7/1/2009

    " Easy to understand description of the implied reasons vs. the given reasons for various U.S. foreign policy choices. Really interesting stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/3/2009

    " yeah, ok, I should probably get off my ass and do something "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordin | 12/22/2008

    " Nothing new here if you're moderately familiar with his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 12/21/2008

    " Chomsky is the man. Everyone should read his work.

    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ghola | 11/5/2008

    " Let me first say that I do admire Chomsky. His linguistic work is of undoubtedly great merit. However, this was not really up to snuff. It was basically one long interview where Noam states the obvious. A lot. I guess I just expected more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ammar | 9/21/2008

    " it's a worthwile book that tells you about the US's imperial ambitions from the past to the present including the invasion of Nicaragua in the Reagan years to the militarization of space currently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 8/10/2008

    " A bit dated compared to current events - but as relevant as ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 6/28/2008

    " Great read, American Empire Project books all very loaded with information and very informative. If you like one, you'll probably enjoy others. "

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Author 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.