Power Systems

Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire

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"In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the European financial crisis, the breakdown of American mainstream political institutions, and the rise of the Occupy movement. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas vividly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight. The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, this collection shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of readers, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today"--
ISBN: 9780805096156
Branch Call Number: History 322.4 Cho
Additional Contributors: Barsamian, David - Interviewer


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Jan 23, 2015

Chomsky claims: /// So Kennedy simply invaded the country. \\\ Actually, it was during the Eisenhower administration that US military advisors were first sent in to Vietnam, and it was during the JFK Administration that JFK sent out his State Department memo, disseminated through military channels to state offices, that all advisors were to be withdrawn, beginning in late November of 1963. This declassified memo was later publicized during Richard Parker's book tour [Harvard University's Parker was the co-founder of Mother Jones magazine] in 2003. Suggested sources to contradict everything Chomsky: Battling Wall Street, by Donald Gibson, and Two Days in June, by Andrew Cohen. Chomsky claims /// Contrary to a lot of mythology, Kennedy was one of the hawks in the administration to the very last minute. \\\ Read those books, and JFK's executive orders and notes and legislation, then re-read Chomsky's lies.

Jan 23, 2015

Why is it that all the neocons, AND Noam Chomsky, are forever doing a vile revisionism number on the Kennedy administration? Chomsky attributes Vietnam to Kennedy, even though military advisors were virst sent there under Eisenhower, and JFK had issued State Department memos advising that all military advisors were being withdrawn, beginning in late November of 1963. Chomsky claims // strategic hamlets \\ occurred during JFK's administration, whne it actually occurred under Johnson. For some peculiar reason, Chomsky always must lie about the Kennedy administration: /// Contrary to a lot of mythology, Kennedy was one of the hawks in the administration to the very last minute. \\\ Simply read Donald Gibson's book, Battling Wall Street: the Kennedy presidency, Andrew Cohen's book, Two Days in June, and Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett's book, Thy Will Be Done to get the truth about the radical JFK administration.


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