Noam Chomsky: Moral & Social Thinker
Against The Current vol. 145

McCarthy Michael A.; Pine, Glen

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/03/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13640

Noam Chomsky is a powerhouse of insightful thought – this book attests to that. So analyzing or even summarizing Anthony Arnove’s The Essential Chomsky is no simple task. A moderately lengthy and notably chronological collection of texts plucked from Chomsky’s enormous output, The Essential Chomsky leaps from linguistics to Palestine to libertarian socialism and back to linguistics again. Given the political nature of Against the Current, we will focus on Chomsky’s views on political philosophy, morality, U.S. foreign and domestic policy, and propaganda, ending with thoughts on the editing. But first, a few introductory remarks on the man himself.

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