Hopes and Prospects

Hopes and Prospects

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by Noam Chomsky
     
 

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In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century.
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In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century.

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Publishers Weekly
This selection of Chomsky's essays and lectures comes divided into geographical areas, but the issues are global in scope and import. In dissecting the rhetoric and logic of American empire and class domination, at home and abroad, Chomsky continues a longstanding and crucial work of elucidation and activism. His latest updates elaborate upon his signature themes—the double standards applied by the centers of U.S. power, including the mainstream media and intellectual culture, and the pervasive disconnect between American policies and public opinion in what Chomsky dubs a “dysfunctional democracy.” But this book flags another major interest of Chomsky's, signaled in the title: global avenues of resistance, in particular the democratic and independent course being forged across Latin America (where several of these lectures were originally delivered). There are significant redundancies and polemical flourishes, but the writing remains unswervingly rational and principled throughout, and lends bracing impetus to the real alternatives before us. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931859967
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
917,071
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be the foremost critic of U.S. foreign policy in the world. He has published a multitude of books, articles and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Among his recent books includes "Hegemony or Survival," published by Haymarket Books in audiobook format, with Brian Jones reading.

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