Noam Chomsky is the most famous social critic in the world. Lionized abroad, his ideas are marginalized hereexcept in linguistics, where they’ve revolutionized the field. According to MIT and the Chicago Tribune, he’s the most cited author in the last two decades and is the eighth most cited source of all time (only surpasssed by Marx, Lenin, Shakespeare, Aristotle, the Bible, Plato and Freud). Born in 1928, he’s taught at MIT for 55 years.
How the World Worksby Noam Chomsky
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According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn’t easy to read . . . or at least he wasn’t until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky, with every dazzling idea and penetrating insight intact, delivered in clear, accessible, reader-friendly prose.
Published as four short books in the famous Real Story seriesWhat Uncle Sam Really Wants; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; and The Common Goodthey’ve collectively sold almost 600,000 copies.
And they continue to sell year after year after year because Chomsky’s ideas become, if anything, more relevant as time goes by. For example, twenty years ago he pointed out that in 1970, about 90% of international capital was used for trade and long-term investmentmore or less productive thingsand 10% for speculation. By 1990, those figures had reversed.” As we know, speculation continued to increase exponentially. We’re paying the price now for not heeding him them.
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Well researched and written to drive home the main points. It is a good place to begin the un-indoctrination process. Very good book for the Chomsky beginner.
This was a gift to my brother-in-law who worships all of Chomsky's work. He likes it!
Amazing work done to show the inner workings of American foreign policy. Beautifully backed by facts, figures and dates. This is atrue eye opener. Excellent for IGCSE and A Level students for understanding the inner workings of the Cold War.