Noam Chomsky : Hegemony or Survival
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - March 22, 2005 Posted: 7:38:30 PM EDT

America's Quest For Global Dominance.

I remember quite clearly the months immediately after the 911 tragedy. Those were unforgettable times. More importantly, I  remember, while the whole of America seemed to have been caught in a frenzy of flag-waving patriotism and xenophobia, a clear distinct voice of intelligence and reason was heard above the outrage.

I was inspired by this voice that spoke a language of transparency and unclouded reasonings, with razor sharp analysis that cut through the prejudices, fabricated lies that had most of the world wrapped-up at that time.

Curiously, I must say, this voice had a name I once knew.

Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky. A professor of Linguistics at MIT.

Yes, Noam Chomsky. I've struggled through his linguistics textbook as an undergraduate. I am sure it was an inspiring piece of intellectual discourse (!) but I guess I had other more important things to do then :-)

Yeah, right...

But I think I have a short memory...

Chomsky : Hegemony or Survival : America

Last night, I went to MPH, Subang Parade and bought his book called:
Hegemony or Survival : America's Quest for Global Dominance, by Noam Chomsky

And then, when I should be sleeping early and wake up for a morning sales call, I stayed up late and read through the first 2 chapters till the early morning hours. 

I went to sleep with melancholic guitar strains stirring in my listless mind, echoing Mark Knofler's words, in his drawn narration, whispering;

Treachery and treason - there's always an excuse for it
And when I find the reasons, I still can't get used to it...

And what have you got at the end of the day?
What have you got to take away?
A bottle of whisky and a new set of lies
Blinds on the window and a pain behind the eyes

Scarred for life - no compensation
Private investigation


I will, hopefully blog and share about this later. Or write a book review on it.

Ah but I have tons of things to do and many many books to read.


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