US intervention

Noam Chomsky: reading guide

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is such a prolific writer that it is hard to know where to start when reading his writings. What’s more, useful criticisms of these writings can be difficult to find among all the largely useless right-wing comments on the internet. So here is a list of Chomsky’s major - largely political - writings followed by a list of the more useful critiques of his thought. Please suggest any others that we've missed.

A look at Lockerbie: Iran Air Flight 655

The tragic story of the Lockerbie bombing begins in Iran, with the US downing of Iranian Air Flight 655 killing 290. Part 1 of a multi-part series.

Christmas day freedom fighters: hidden history of the Seminole anticolonial struggle - William Katz

On Christmas day in 1837, the Africans and Native Americans who formed Florida’s Seminole Nation defeated a vastly superior U.S. invading army bent on cracking this early rainbow coalition and returning the Africans to slavery.

Democracy restored - Noam Chomsky

November 1994 article by Noam Chomsky on the restoration of democracy and the effective US intervention in Haiti.

Israel and the new order in the Middle East - Moshe Machover

Israeli troops in Lebanon, 1978.

Moshe Machover's article on Israel's role in the Middle-East, its uses for American political interests in the 1970s and the pressures this sometimes put on the American government itself.

Overthrow: America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq - Stephen Kinzer

Statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled, Iraq 2003

"Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. This book is a chronicle of US intervention since 1893.

Turkish foreign relations - Ron Ayres

Article about Turkey's foreign policy up to the 1980s, including its invasion of Cyprus, desire for membership of the European Community and its wider role in Western military strategy.

The secret wars of the CIA - John Stockwell

A lecture by John Stockwell given in October, 1987 on the inner workings of the national security council and the CIA's convert actions in Angola, Central America and Vietnam.

Contours of Global Order: Domination, Instability, and Xenophobia in a Changing World - Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky discusses recent world events. Text of a talk given at Westerkerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 13, 2011.