Radical Priorities

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In Radical Priorities, C.P. Otero sets out to "provide relatively easy access to Chomsky's libertarian philosophy and political analysis." Taken from a wide variety of sources, many never widely published -- some never in a book at all -- and spanning four decades, the reader is furnished with a truly comprehensive window into Chomsky's anarchist convictions (convictions which, while ever-present in his analysis, are left largely misunderstood or worse, ignored). In seeking to combat the great challenges facing ...
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Overview

In Radical Priorities, C.P. Otero sets out to "provide relatively easy access to Chomsky's libertarian philosophy and political analysis." Taken from a wide variety of sources, many never widely published -- some never in a book at all -- and spanning four decades, the reader is furnished with a truly comprehensive window into Chomsky's anarchist convictions (convictions which, while ever-present in his analysis, are left largely misunderstood or worse, ignored). In seeking to combat the great challenges facing humanity, Chomsky's analysis and the traditions on which his work draws should not be left in obscurity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781902593692
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 1,408,126
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (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

Editor's Preliminary Note to the Third Edition 1
Editor's Preliminary Note to the Second Edition 3
Editor's Preliminary Note to the First Edition 4
List of Abbreviations 6
Introduction to Chomsky's Social Theory 9
In Defense of the Third World
1 On the "National Interest" 51
2 Vietnam Protest and the Media 55
3 Cambodia: No Holds Barred 63
4 The Cynical Farce About Cambodia 67
5 The Hidden War in East Timor 73
6 The Iranian-American Conflict 83
7 Israel and the American Intelligentsia 87
8 Outside of Israeli "Official History" 91
9 On the Middle East 95
10 The "North-South" Conflict 103
11 The New Cold War 111
U.S.A.: Myth, Reality, Acracy
12 The Carter Administration: Myth and Reality 119
13 The Secret Terror Organizations of the U.S. Government 145
14 Watergate: Small Potatoes 149
15 The Vietnam War: A Monstrosity 153
16 The Student Revolt 157
17 The Politicization of the University 163
18 Political Prospects 179
19 Some Tasks for the Left 187
20 The New Radicalism 199
21 The Relevance of Anarcho-syndicalism 211
22 Industrial Self-management 227
A Pressing Agenda
23 The Danger of Nuclear War and What We Can Do About It 235
24 Priorities for Averting the Holocaust 243
25 U.S. Foreign Policy 251
26 1984: Orwell's and Ours 261
27 An Inquiry into Global Capitalism 269
28 The Multilateral Agreement on Investment 285
29 Terror and Just Response 301
30 A World Without War 319
Index 333
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