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maxamillion



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NOAM CHOMSKY: sept. 11th  Reply with quote  

I just finished reading this (small) book.

Damnnnnnnnnn, what a good read.

It has interviews with him by media from all over the world within a month after september 11th. Every question he awnsers with facts and quotes from people dealing directly with the subjects.

Really insight full.

If you want to know some more about the only terrorist country in the world you should read this. It also has a list of books you should read.

This book really changed my view of Clinton and confirmed my beliefs about Bush and former USA goverments. Only now I know the facts...

Peace, Max

PS Noam Chomsky is a well known respected man around the world, if you ever see him, give him a listen. It's refreshing!!
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 2:35 am
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TheRutherglenRebel



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Indeed he is, max!

I remember buying 9/11 and another one of Chomsky's books ("Power and Terror" I think, but it might have been another one) at Calgary airport in Canada earlier this year, and the cashier, a young guy about my age, looking at it said something like "Ah, looking for a subversive read, are ya?"

I thought this was a weird comment, so I said "I wouldn't really describe Chomsky as a subversive, mate", and the guy went on to say he thought he did, and that idealogues like Chomsky's were a step away from Communism.

I wandered off surprised, wondering of the guy had actually read Chomsky or not.
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 2:51 am
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maxamillion



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Damnnn, that just showes ya a sucker's born every day....


Especially because Chomsky allways gives facts instead of just his opinion.

I'm def gonna buy some of his other books, keep me updated if you ever read some of his stuff.

And anyone who talks about communism probably doesn't even know the "real deal" about it and that the Lenin/Stalin communism has very little to do with the original idea of it.... But who reads books nowadays huh......
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 2:59 am
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DM



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I read this book during the summer. Not only doea it inform you of the current ongoing's history, but re affirms that Noam Chomsky is a badass.

abacus
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 3:46 am
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duke_city



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I'm fascinated with foreign interest in American politics.

People from Scotland, Netherlands, Canada all interested in what goes on in the USA.

Very strange cause the converse is not true at all.

Brian
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:28 am
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barlow



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dallasbboy wrote:
I'm fascinated with foreign interest in American politics.

People from Scotland, Netherlands, Canada all interested in what goes on in the USA.

Very strange cause the converse is not true at all.

Brian


So you are shocked to learn that some people can see past the ends of their own noses?

Wow! That is fascinating!!
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:37 am
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duke_city



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barlow wrote:
dallasbboy wrote:
I'm fascinated with foreign interest in American politics.

People from Scotland, Netherlands, Canada all interested in what goes on in the USA.

Very strange cause the converse is not true at all.

Brian


So you are shocked to learn that some people can see past the ends of their own noses?

Wow! That is fascinating!!



Not shocked, fascinated as I clearly typed.

If anything its a compliment as it gives me a feeling there are countries that aren't following the American selfish mentality that I experience on the daily.

Brian
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:42 am
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barlow



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I apologise, you did very clearly say fascinated.

Given that if anyone is going to fuck over the whole world, it is probably going to be the USA, we all have a vested interest in your politics.

I find it more fascinating that your own people care far less than we do.

Craig
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:52 am
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duck_shoe



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dallasbboy wrote:
I'm fascinated with foreign interest in American politics.

People from Scotland, Netherlands, Canada all interested in what goes on in the USA.

Very strange cause the converse is not true at all.

Brian


If Canada built up the worlds most powerful military and went around sticking their noses in everyone's business, America would become very interested in what goes on north of the border.
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:23 pm
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duke_city



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barlow wrote:

I find it more fascinating that your own people care far less than we do.
Craig


Thats precisely what I'm getting at. Ask most people in the US who Noam Chomsky is and they are clueless yet people all over Europe are reading his books and are generally better informed on US policy than we are.

Brian
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:29 pm
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The_Human



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dallasbboy wrote:


generally better informed on US policy than we are.

Brian



So you finally get it??

That government, gotta hand it to em. There not just your typical farm boys if you know what I mean.
Post Wed Aug 06, 2003 8:32 pm
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maxamillion



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You guys hit a big point there, but I must say that most people in my country are just as stupid as the average american. Only thing is we get "good" media coverage from different perspectives. I can go from cnn to bbc to a belgium chanel and switch back to a german station if I want to know what news is going on in the world. Plus Our national chanels tell things about america just as they are...
I think that also plays a major part in the ongoing ignorance of the american people.

But I could be wrong....


Any word on other good books by Noam Chomsky??????????
Post Thu Aug 07, 2003 2:42 am
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Mekon



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I've enjoyed Propfit Before People: Neoliberalism and the New Global Order; Necessary Illusions: Thought Control In Democratic Societies; and Rogue States: The Rule Of Force in World Affairs.

If you like Chomsky, you should check out www.zmag.org , as much of his stuff is on their for free.

I am reading The Age Of Consent by George Monbiot at the mo'. I am hoping that it'll help me focus my thoughts on the potential to subvert globalisation to work for people, rather than against them.
Post Thu Aug 07, 2003 6:58 am
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