Tuesday, October 04, 2005


I read this at "work" last night, in about two hours. These Chomsky/Barsamian interview collections are easily digestible--you don't feel like reading Noam's diligent analysis in the more heavyweight tomes? Pick up Imperial Ambitions, or Chronicles of Dissent.

There's not much new here for the veteran Chomsky reader, but I was interested in his amazement at the failures of US policy and planning in Iraq. He claims he'd believed the invasion and occupation would be a cakewalk, and implies the level of incompetence by these neo-cons must be off the charts. He's also extremely hopeful about the current situation, and provides very simple reasons we should find some good amidst all the awful news.