Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (retired) at MIT. He is the author of many books and articles on international affairs and social-political issues, and a long-time participant in activist movements. His most recent books include:  Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books, the American Empire Project, 2016); Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire (with interviewer David Barsamian); Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions; Empire and Resistance, Hopes and Prospects; and Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order. Previous books include: 9-11: 10th Anniversary Edition, Failed States, What We Say Goes (with David Barsamian), Hegemony or Survival, and the Essential Chomsky.

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"In spite of its unmatched military capabilities in the Middle East, its strong cultural institutions, its technological capacities, and its high standards of living with respect to the other states in the region, Israel has negotiated peace agreements only with Egypt and Jordan."(Photo:  Erich Ferdinand/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Chomsky, Prashad, Hedges and Other Leading Intellectuals: Denuclearize the Middle East
The Middle East is in turmoil now, possibly again on the verge of a major war that could draw in the United States and Russia. President Donald Trump has pulled the United States out of the six-nation nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA. Although a...
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security
Many Americans remain deeply concerned about reports of Russian interference with the 2016 election. Meanwhile, relations between the United States and Russia are at their lowest and most dangerous point in several decades. For the sake of democracy at home and true national security, we must reach...
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The transfer is from public institutions, in which voters have some say, insofar as democracy is functioning, to private tyrannies -- the corporations that dominate the economy -- in which voters have no say at all. Views
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
The Trump Presidency (or How to Further Enrich "The Masters of the Universe")
[Editor's note: This interview has been excerpted from Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy , the new book by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian to be published this December.] David Barsamian: You have spoken about the difference between Trump’s buffoonery, which gets...
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Monday, June 13, 2016
The Doomsday Clock
In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight, a threat level that had not been reached for 30 years. The Bulletin ’s statement explaining this advance toward catastrophe invoked the two major threats to survival: nuclear...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
What Principles Rule the World?
[ This piece, the second of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metro politan Books). Part 1 can be found by clicking here . ] In brief, the Global War on Terror sledgehammer strategy has spread jihadi terror from a tiny corner of Afghanistan to much of the...
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Monday, May 09, 2016
Masters of Mankind: American Power and the Challenges of 2016
[ This piece, the first of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metro politan Books). Part 2 will be posted on Tuesday morning. ] When we ask “Who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard convention that the actors in world affairs are states,...
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Rogue States and Nuclear Dangers
Throughout the world there is great relief and optimism about the nuclear deal reached in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations, the five veto-holding members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany. Most of the world apparently shares the assessment of the U.S. Arms Control Association that “...
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease: What’s Next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?
On August 26th, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind. The agreement calls for an end to military action by both Israel and Hamas, as well as an...
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Why National Security Has Nothing to Do With Security
If some extraterrestrial species were compiling a history of Homo sapiens, they might well break their calendar into two eras: BNW (before nuclear weapons) and NWE (the nuclear weapons era). The latter era, of course, opened on August 6, 1945, the first day of the countdown to what may be the...
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US soldiers participating in live fire drills during NATO training in Germany. (Photo: flickr / cc / MATEUS_27:24&25) Views
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
America's Real Foreign Policy: Global Corporatization by Force
The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs. In these comments, I can only provide a few hints as to how I think the subject can be productively explored, keeping to the United States for several reasons. First, the U.S. is unmatched in its global significance...
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