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    DescriptionFor 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.


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    Title
    The Essential Chomsky
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Institute Professor Department of Linguistics and Philosophy Noam Chomsky, Edited by Anthony Arnove
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 515
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781595581891
    ISBN 10: 1595581898
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
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    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
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    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Approval Code: A40200000
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    DC21: 410
    BISAC V2.8: POL032000
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    Abridged Dewey: 410
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    B&T Approval Code: A22010000
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    DC22: 410
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    LC classification: P125 .C468 2008
    Thema V1.0: JPA
    Publisher
    The New Press
    Imprint name
    The New Press
    Publication date
    12 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "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"