Noam Chomsky - America's Conscience

Noam Chomsky - America's Conscience : The Man and His Works

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Noam Chomsky has been described as "the world's greatest dissident" and "arguably the most important intellectual alive". For 30 years, his views have alerted an increasingly concerned public to the true nature of power. His perceptive descriptions of how people are excluded from decision making and policy formation provide new insights into major events in the world. This biography, written with Chomsky's assistance and based on interviews with him, his family and associates, presents a profile of the man's background and the history behind his thinking. Insights are given into the formative experiences, in childhood and later life, which enabled Chomsky to become one of the most important thinkers of this century. The book explores the development of Chomsky's linguistic thinking, which has had huge repercussions throughout the field of language acquisiton, and offers an illuminating portrait of Chomsky's political activities and his growing involvement in public life and emergence as a leader of dissident opinion.
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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0745311504
  • 9780745311500

Table of contents

Childhood and youth; education and discovery; university and first jobs; getting established - rise in linguistics; getting disestablished - Vietnam; deeper and deeper; continuing political activity; the private man, interests and passions; general political philosophy, the present and the future.
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