The Essential Chomsky

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409087735
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For the past forty years Noam Chomsky's writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, since the 1960s Chomsky has also secured a place as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States. Chomsky's many bestselling works-including Manufacturing Consent, Hegemony or Survival, Understanding Power, and Failed States-have served as essential touchstones for dissidents, activists, scholars, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media to human rights to intellectual freedom. In particular, Chomsky's scathing critiques of the U.S. wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual inspiration for antiwar movements over nearly four decades. The Essential Chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past forty years. Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of Chomsky's thought.

Wilbur Schramm and Noam Chomsky Meet Harold Innis

Author: Robert E. Babe
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498506828
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Wilbur Schramm and Noam Chomsky Meet Harold Innis is an original, critical, in-depth analysis of the media and communication thought of Canada’s most highly acclaimed scholar, Harold Adams Innis. Even in Canada, however, Innis’s writings until now have been only partially cited and interpreted: Innis is usually stereotyped as being merely an economic historian fixated on previous civilizations, whereas in fact he was an astute analyst whose main concerns were with present problems and future trajectories. In the United States, meanwhile, Innis’s media and communication writings have been quite neglected and even denigrated. Drawing on Innis’s less frequently cited work, including his long neglected Political Economy in the Modern State, Robert Babe opens up Innis’s media scholarship as a whole, unfolding it in startling critical, yet ultimately appreciative ways. By comparing Innis’s media scholarship with Wilbur Schramm's and Noam Chomsky's, moreover, Babe tests the claims, positions, and modes of analysis not only of Innis, but also of the other two celebrated scholars as well, casting new light on their works and allowing the reader to imagine what sort of discourses might have been possible had the three been in conversation together. Wilbur Schramm and Noam Chomsky Meet Harold Innis provides comparative insight into foundational media scholarship in the United States and Canada, and explores in some detail the relevance of Innis for twenty-first century digitized society.

Essential Classics in Politics

Author: Noam Chomsky
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ISBN: 9780745313450
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For the first time, the essential works of Noam Chomsky will be available on CD-ROM. Included are the full texts of Turning the Tide: US Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace; World Orders, Old and New (new edition); The Culture of Terrorism; Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies; Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Human Nature and Social Order; Class Warfare; andThe Fateful Triangle:The United States, Israel and the Palestinians (new edition) . The CD-ROM format, using Adobe Acrobat software, contains thousands of text links and offers access to sophisticated search facilities. The user will be able to access all of Chomsky’s major writings on themes such as the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America, US foreign policy, post Cold War politics, globalisation, democracy and the media. Excellent value, the Chomsky CD-ROM is a third of the price of purchasing all the texts as published books.There are click-on indexes, making text navigation simple, and the screen can be enlarged by up to 800%, making the text much easier to read. The cd-rom can be viewed on most types of computers, and contains readers for Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Apple Macintosh and most Unix platforms.This CD-ROM is being produced in association with ElecBook Company.

For Reasons of State

Author: Noam Chomsky
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ISBN: 9781565847941
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Analyzes the events surrounding the Vietnam War with articles and essays that include depictions of the domestic and international affairs, an illumination of the Pentagon Papers, and an introduction to anarchism.

The Responsibility of Intellectuals

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1620973642
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Selected by Newsweek as one of “14 nonfiction books you’ll want to read this fall” Fifty years after it first appeared, one of Noam Chomsky’s greatest essays will be published for the first time as a timely stand-alone book, with a new preface by the author As a nineteen-year-old undergraduate in 1947, Noam Chomsky was deeply affected by articles about the responsibility of intellectuals written by Dwight Macdonald, an editor of Partisan Review and then of Politics. Twenty years later, as the Vietnam War was escalating, Chomsky turned to the question himself, noting that “intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments” and to analyze their “often hidden intentions.” Originally published in the New York Review of Books, Chomsky’s essay eviscerated the “hypocritical moralism of the past” (such as when Woodrow Wilson set out to teach Latin Americans “the art of good government”) and exposed the shameful policies in Vietnam and the role of intellectuals in justifying it. Also included in this volume is the brilliant “The Responsibility of Intellectuals Redux,” written on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, which makes the case for using privilege to challenge the state. As relevant now as it was in 1967, The Responsibility of Intellectuals reminds us that “privilege yields opportunity and opportunity confers responsibilities.” All of us have choices, even in desperate times.

On Language

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587616
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Restoring to print two of Chomsky's most famous and popular books in one omnibus volume, On Language features some of the noted linguist and political critic's most informal and highly accessible work, making it an ideal introduction to his thought. In Part I, Language and Responsibility, Chomsky presents a fascinating self-portrait of his political, moral, and linguistic thinking. In Part II, Reflections on Language, Chomsky explores the more general implications of the study of language and offers incisive analyses of the controversies among psychologists, philosophers, and linguists over fundamental questions of language. "Language and Responsibility is a well-organized, clearly written, and comprehensive introduction to Chomsky's thought." —New York Times Book Review "Language and Responsibility brings together in one readable volume Chomsky's positions on issues ranging from politics and philosophy of science to recent advances in linguistic theory... The clarity of presentation at times approaches that of Bertrand Russell in his political and more popular philosophical essays." —Contemporary Psychology "Reflections on Language is profoundly satisfying and impressive. It is the clearest and most developed account of the case of universal grammar and of the relations between his theory of language and the innate faculties of mind responsible for language aquisition and use." —Patrick Flanagan

The Indispensable Zinn

Author: Timothy McCarthy
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595586229
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Presents essays and other writings from the famed historian, including his writings on the civil rights and antiwar movements, and provides historical and biographical context for each written work.

On Anarchism

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595589511
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On Anarchism provides the reasoning behind Noam Chomsky's fearless lifelong questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. In these essays, Chomsky redeems one of the most maligned ideologies, anarchism, and places it at the foundation of his political thinking. Chomsky's anarchism is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian. Moreover, it is a living, evolving tradition that is situated in a historical lineage; Chomsky's anarchism emphasizes the power of collective, rather than individualist, action. The collection includes a revealing new introduction by journalist Nathan Schneider, who documented the Occupy movement for Harper's and The Nation, and who places Chomsky's ideas in the contemporary political moment. On Anarchism will be essential reading for a new generation of activists who are at the forefront of a resurgence of interest in anarchism—and for anyone who struggles with what can be done to create a more just world.

Necessary Illusions

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780896083660
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Argues that the media serves the needs of those in power rather than performing a watchdog role, and looks at specific cases and issues

American Power and the New Mandarins

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 156584775X
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"Combines a clear-eyed, fact-based critique of American overseas policy with an acute sense of moral outrage at the deceptions and hypocrisy that defend it on the home front." - cover.