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ISBN-10: 1595581898
ISBN-13: 9781595581891
Publisher: New Press
Publish Date: 02/12/2008
Dimensions: 9.24" L, 6.32" W, 1.42" H

The Essential Chomsky

Editor: Anthony Arnove

Paperback

Price: $21.95

Overview

The seminal one-volume collection of Noam Chomsky’s thought, encompassing his best writings on politics, philosophy, and media theory

“Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.” –Edward Said

For fifty 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 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. His scathing critiques of the U.S. wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have been the intellectual inspiration for antiwar movements over nearly five decades. As the political landscape has changed over the course of Chomsky’s life, he has remained a steadfast voice on the left, never wavering in his convictions and always questioning entrenched power.

The Essential Chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts. Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of Chomsky’s thought.

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I would like to invite you, very respectfully, to those who have not read this book, to read it.
–Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Noam Chomsky's Hegemony or Survival

Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.
–Edward Said

A rebel without a pause.
–Bono

Chomsky ranks with Marx, Shakespeare, and the Bible as one of the ten most quoted sources in the humanities–and is the only writer among them still alive.
The Guardian

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ISBN-10: 1595581898
ISBN-13: 9781595581891
Publisher: New Press
Publish Date: 02/12/2008
Dimensions: 9.24" L, 6.32" W, 1.42" H
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