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    1998 1999 1998 1999 90 90


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    160.


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    MILITARY HUMANISM SHREDDED Unusually for Chomsky Lessons from Kosovo is tightly focussed on one particular conflict the much lauded NATO intervention in Kosovo in spring 1999 that was carried out under the banner of being an almost historically unique Humanitarian Intervention In this short book Chomsky destroys the NATO case on every major point, and tears apart the rhetoric and rationale of Clinton, Blair, et al and their many media cheerleaders into shreds.Rather than being an intervent MILITARY HUMANISM SHREDDED Unusually for Chomsky Lessons from Kosovo is tightly focussed on one particular conflict the much lauded NATO intervention in Kosovo in spring 1999 that was carried out under the banner of being an almost historically unique Humanitarian Intervention In this short book Chomsky destroys the NATO case on every major point, and tears apart the rhetoric and rationale of Clinton, Blair, et al and their many media cheerleaders into shreds.Rather than being an intervention to prevent ethnic cleansing it inaugurated it, as a simple look at the chronology would reveal as well as paying attention to what military figures such as US NATO commanding General Wesley Clark said, and the pre war diplomacy which culminated in the Rambouillet Agreement was almost certainly set up to be refused by the Serbs, indeed it wasthan NATO achieved after three months of bombing as well as flouting the agreements that brought the bombing to an end.Chomsky takes the reader on a brief tour through the rhetoric used during conflicts through the ages and finds that practically every resort to arms is carried out under the banner of lofty words about principles and values and proclamations regarding it s humanitarian nature With regard to other conflicts occurring during the 1990 s that were minimally as serious as that in Kosovo, Chomsky makes the point that a NATO member, Turkey, was carrying out far worse massacres, with generous access to US weaponry, with hardly peep from NATO, Clinton, Blair and their media fanclub Likewise Colombia, not to mention the murderous sanctions being inflicted on Iraq primarily by the US the UK that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths.In short this is a book that is still well worth reading, a tightly focussed and devastating critique of the NATO intervention and its immediate aftermath The reader who is interested in the conflicts that tore Yugoslavia apart during the 1990 s would be well advised to look at Susan Woodward s Balkan Tragedy Chaos and Dissolution After the Cold War which is exhaustive on the causes of the conflict as well as its early years With regard to some of the aforementioned media cheerleaders Verso s fine Counterblast series includes looks at Michael Ignatieff, Thomas Friedman and Bernard Henri Levy


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    Eye opening Want to read Parenti s book on the same subject and compare.


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    A concise example of what Chomsky s politics are, this book seeks to uncover the actual events in Kosovo in order to compare it to the Us Uk narrative of Nato intervention to stop genocide Instead we find that rather than beingnoble than the U.N who refused to act in the face of atrocity, Nato infact became the catalyst for a political situation which engulfed thousands and further scared the already troubled balkans.Anti American If misunderstood Chomsky s anti imperialist stance is t A concise example of what Chomsky s politics are, this book seeks to uncover the actual events in Kosovo in order to compare it to the Us Uk narrative of Nato intervention to stop genocide Instead we find that rather than beingnoble than the U.N who refused to act in the face of atrocity, Nato infact became the catalyst for a political situation which engulfed thousands and further scared the already troubled balkans.Anti American If misunderstood Chomsky s anti imperialist stance is the driving thrust of this work Recommended but not perfect to seasoned Chomsky watchers the comparisons with East Timor and Sudan et al are well worn, if worthy paths


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    A very uncomfortable book to read, and there are unpleasant parallels between the Kosovo intervention and the whole pile of pish that s going on in Afraqistan and their handlings by the mainstream media.


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    Essential reading to understand the NATO bombing of Kosovo, particularly for how it documents that the bombing exacerbated the violence on the ground, creating the very humanitarian crisis that was then ex post facto used to justify it.


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    Una cr tica fuerte y aguda, una tr gica realidad La verdad estoy bastante desinformada del tema, y fue un duro abrir de ojos leer esto Chomsky hace un buen trabajo fundamentando sus cr ticas.


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The New Military Humanism: Lessons From Kosovo To Guide Us All Through The Three Star Disasters Of The Bush Years I Can Think Of No Better Pilot Alexander Cockburn, CounterPunch

  • Paperback
  • 157 pages
  • The New Military Humanism: Lessons From Kosovo
  • Noam Chomsky
  • English
  • 28 September 2017
  • 0745316336

About the Author: Noam Chomsky

Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B F Skinner s Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of behavior and language dominant in the 1950s His naturalistic approach to the study of language has affected the philosophy of language and mind He is also credited with the establishment of the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power Beginning with his critique of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Chomsky has becomewidely known for his media criticism and political activism, and for his criticism of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments.According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a sourceoften than any other living scholar during the 1980 1992 time period, and was the eighth most cited scholar in any time period.