Understanding Power

Understanding Power : The Indispensable Chomsky

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Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the pre-eminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sell-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky's talks on the past, present and future of the politics of power.

In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions - published here for the first time - Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during the Vietnam War to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. And as he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and social inequalities at home, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change.

With an eye to political activism and the media's role in popular struggle, as well as US foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power is definitive Chomsky.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 36mm | 557.92g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099466066
  • 9780099466062
  • 91,256

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"Arguably the most important intellectual alive"
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"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" * Guardian * "Noam Chomsky is a major scholarly resource. Not to have read him is to court genuine ignorance" * The Nation *
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About Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, Boston. A member of the Academy of Science, he has published widely in both linguistics and current affairs. Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel are public defenders in New York City.
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