Language and Politics

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An enormous chronological collection of over fifty interviews conducted with Chomsky from 1968 to present day. Many of the pieces have never appeared in any other collection, some have never appeared in English, and more than one has been suppressed. This expanded edition contains fifty pages of brand new interviews.

The interviews add a personal dimension to the full breadth of Chomsky’s impressive written canon—equally covering his analysis in linguistics, philosophy, and ...

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Overview

An enormous chronological collection of over fifty interviews conducted with Chomsky from 1968 to present day. Many of the pieces have never appeared in any other collection, some have never appeared in English, and more than one has been suppressed. This expanded edition contains fifty pages of brand new interviews.

The interviews add a personal dimension to the full breadth of Chomsky’s impressive written canon—equally covering his analysis in linguistics, philosophy, and politics. This updated, annotated, fully indexed new edition contains an extensive bibliography, as well as an intro-duction by editor Carlos Otero on the relationship between Chomsky’s language and politics.

Praise for previous edition:

"For those who know [Chomsky] only as media analyst and critic of foreign policy, this wide-ranging book offers glimpses of his studies on language, anarchist theory, and critiques of radical politics."—NACLA

Noam Chomsky is a renowned scholar, the founder of the modern science of linguistics, a philosopher, a poli-tical and social analyst, a media critic, and author of more than one hundred books. Recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Chomsky ranks with Marx, Shakespeare and the Bible as one of the ten most quoted sources in the -humanities. His previous works include the best selling 9-11, and the critically acclaimed AK Audio Collection.

Carlos Otero, who also edited Radical Priorities by Noam Chomsky, teaches linguistics at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This updated and annotated edition adds more interviews to Chomsky's 1988 original. The volume now includes his thoughts on topics from Vietnam to 9/11. Along with the politics, he analyzes linguistics. This edition also sports a bibliography and index plus notes on each interview. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781902593821
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 850
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Noam Chomsky is one of the world's leading intellectuals, father of modern linguistics, outspoken media and foreign policy critic and tireless activist.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : the third emancipatory phase of history 9
1 The intellectual as prophet (11 April 1968) 59
2 A Cartesian view of language structure (May 1968) 75
3 The creative experience (winter 1969) 89
4 Linguistics and politics (spring 1969) 103
5 The major problem of the limits to growth (fall 1972) 119
6 Language structure and behaviorist psychology (November 1972) 127
7 The universities and the corporations (May 1973) 135
8 Class consciousness and the ideology of power (January 1974) 143
9 Materialism in linguistics and the morality criterion (28 March 1977) 171
10 Oil imperialism and the U.S.-Israel relationship (March 1977) 185
11 Language theory and the theory of justice (13 October 1977) 203
12 Language and the human mind (29 September 1978) 221
13 Ideological reconstruction after Vietnam (7 June 1979) 243
14 On human rights and ideology (October 1979) 253
15 An American view of the ideological confrontation of our time (3 February 1980) 259
16 U.S. defense responsibility? (8 April 1981) 273
17 Human rights and American foreign policy (21 September 1981) 277
18 The treachery of the intelligentsia : a French travesty (16 October 1981) 287
19 The intelligence identities protection act (January 1982) 299
20 The barbarism of non-communist monsters (spring 1982) 307
21 The lessons of the Vietnam War (October 1982) 313
22 The disarmament debate : new directions (15 December 1982) 321
23 America in the world (1 February 1983) 329
24 Priorities for the peace movement (4 June 1983) 335
25 Politics and science (16 June 1983) 341
26 The manufacture of consent (Summer 1983) 359
27 Language as a key to human nature and society (24 September 1983) 367
28 Things no amount of learning can teach (November 1983) 375
29 What's new in Reagan's program? (13 November 1983) 389
30 American Middle East policy (18 October 1984) 407
31 The media as a mirror of society - but not quite in the usual sense (21 October 1984) 423
32 Knowledge of language, human nature, and the role of intellectuals (2 November 1984) 429
33 Tactics and strategies for the peace movement (November 1984) 447
34 Aspects of a theory of mind (December 1984) 453
35 Politics and language (1 December 1984) 471
36 Israel : the strategic asset (23 March 1985) 487
37 Alternatives to the Cold War (5 October 1985) 503
38 The question for Canadians - and not only Canadians (November 1985) 509
39 The first prime-time bombing in history (late April 1986) 519
40 The right turn in U.S. policy (22 October 1986) 527
41 Political discourse and the propaganda system (24 October 1986) 541
42 A really new way of looking at language (November 1987) 575
43 Techniques of marginalization (24 January 1988) 583
44 The cognitive revolution, I (26 January 1988) 607
45 The cognitive revolution, II (28 January 1988) 629
46 Helping people persuade themselves (15 February 1988) 645
47 A historic shift in American politics (16 March 1988) 661
48 The only state officially committed to terrorism (30 March 1988) 669
49 A candid view of Israel and the occupied territories (May 1988) 673
50 No stone left unturned (23 March 1988) 693
51 The plague of the modern age (25 May 1988) 701
52 Building up for military attack (29 October 1990) 713
53 After the fall (22 November 1991) 721
54 From "communism" to "terrorism" and the "drug war" (21 February 2002) 737
55 The fateful triangle : a fearful asymmetry (2 April 2002) 743
56 The enormous impact of state-directed international terrorism (3 July 2002) 749
57 The Iraq operation, before and after (29 August 2002, 12 April 2003) 755
58 Marxism, anarchism, and alternative futures (May 1995) 775
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