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The Essential Chomsky

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In a single volume, the seminal writings of the world's leading philosopher, linguist and critic, and author of the bestselling Who Rules the World

'The general population doesn't know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know' Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky's writings on politics and language have established him as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time, and as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States.

The Essential Chomsky brings together selections from his most important writings, from his groundbreaking critique of B.F. Skinner to his bestselling works Hegemony or Survival and Failed States, concerning subjects ranging from critiques of corporate media and U.S. interventionism to intellectual freedom and the political economy of human rights. Featuring a collection of twenty-five pieces of writing spanning six decades, this is an unparalleled and comprehensive overview of Chomsky's thought.

'Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive' New York Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 32mm | 586g
  • The Bodley Head Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847920640
  • 9781847920645
  • 8,973

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"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."
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A rebel without a pause. -- Bono Not to have read [Chomsky] is to court genuine ignorance. * Nation * 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 Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive. * New York Times * 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. * Guardian *
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About Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT and the author of numerous seminal books, including Manufacturing Consent, Deterring Democracy and Hegemony or Survival. He was voted the world's leading public intellectual in the 2005 Prospect/Foreign Policy poll. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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