Interventions by Noam Chomsky is a mashup of articles written by the noted linguist from the mid 2000’s. It hits home with a simplistic theme, echoed throughout the book.  Hold the US to the same standard as the countries or powers the US deems Terrorist States.

As expected, Interventions by Noam Chomsky is hard hitting.  The “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” thesis firmly resounds with any reader with empathy. Interventions was banned from the Guantanamo Bay library by the Pentagon most likely for this message.

Rational Irrationality

Noam Chomsky shows the rationale of the irrational Terrorist State, and conversely exposes the irrationality of some of the United States’ rationale.

In Interventions, while highlighting the benefit of free speech in America, Chomsky makes two requests of the reader. He asks the reader to not only open their eyes to its government’s actions but also not to take the freedom to do so for granted.  He plainly states that the citizen basically has,

“two choices.  We can march forward with the confidence that the global enforcer will drive evil from the world, much as the president’s [Bush’s] speechwriter’s declare, plagiarizing ancient epics and children’s tales.  Or we can subject the doctrines of the proclaimed grand new era to scrutiny, drawing rational conclusions, perhaps gaining some sense of the emerging reality.”

“Potential and concocted threats are limitless.”

From US involvement in the Middle East to interventions in South America, Chomsky touches on it all.  Noam Chomsky warns of the “Dilemmas of Dominance”, because of his concern for the US and the global community.

Chomsky challenges the common world view to demand empathy from the reader. Interventions by Noam Chomsky is a definite must read! Purchase Interventions by Noam Chomsky by clicking the link below and comment your thoughts on the book.