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Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
by Noam Chomsky
Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a...
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Yugoslavia: Peace, War, and Dissolution
by Noam Chomsky
The Balkans, in particular the turbulent ex-Yugoslav territory, have been among the most important world regions in Noam Chomsky's political reflections and activism over the past couple of decades. Through his articles, public talks, and correspondence, he has been addressing some of the crucial political and social issues (such as the...
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Who Rules the World? (American Empire Project)
by Noam Chomsky
A New York Times Bestseller The world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that...
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Year 501: The Conquest Continues
by Noam Chomsky
"The great work of subjugation and conquest" has changed little over the years. Analyzing Haiti, Latin America, Cuba, Indonesia, and even packets of the Third World developing in the United States. Noam Chomsky draws parallels between the genocide of colonial times and the murder and exploitation associated with modern-day imperialism.
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The Responsibility of Intellectuals
by Noam Chomsky
Selected by Newsweek as one of “14 nonfiction books you’ll want to read this fall”Fifty years after it first appeared, one of Noam Chomsky’s greatest essays will be published for the first time as a timely stand-alone book, with a new preface by the authorAs a nineteen-year-old undergraduate in 1947, Noam Chomsky was deeply...
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Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Nature and the Social Order
by Noam Chomsky
From the nature of democracy to our place in the natural world, from intellectual politics to the politics of language, Powers and Prospects provides a scathing critique of orthodox views and government policy, and outlines other paths that can lead to better understanding an more constructive action.
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How the World Works (Real Story (Soft Skull Press))
by Noam Chomsky
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...
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Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture
by Noam Chomsky
Rethinking Camelot is a thorough analysis of John F. Kennedy's role in the U/S. invasion of Vietnam and a probing reflection on the elite political culture that allowed and encouraged the Cold War. In it, Chomsky dismisses effort to resurrect Camelot—an attractive American myth portraying JFK as a shining knight promising peace...
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Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power
by Noam Chomsky
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!In his first major book on the subject of income inequality, Noam Chomsky skewers the fundamental tenets of neoliberalism and casts a clear, cold, patient eye on the economic facts of life. What are the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power at work in America today? They're simple enough: reduce...
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Culture of Terrorism
by Noam Chomsky
This classic text provides a scathing critiques of U.S. political culture through billion analysis of the Iran-Contra scandal. Chomsky irrefutably shows how the unites States has opposed human rights and democratization to advance it economic interests.
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Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy (American Empire Project)
by Noam Chomsky
In a compelling new set of interviews, Noam Chomsky identifies the “dry kindling” of discontent around the world that could soon catch fire.In wide-ranging discussions with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks us to consider “the world we are leaving to our grandchildren”: one imperiled by climate change...
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Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (Open Media Series)
by Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass...
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Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change
by Noam Chomsky
This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky, described by the New York Times as “arguably the most important intellectual alive.”In these recent, wide-ranging interviews, conducted for Truthout by C. J. Polychroniou, Chomsky discusses his views on the “war on terror” and the rise of...
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On Anarchism
by Noam Chomsky
On Anarchism provides the reasoning behind Noam Chomsky's fearless lifelong questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. In these essays, Chomsky redeems one of the most maligned ideologies, anarchism, and places it at the foundation of his political thinking. Chomsky's anarchism is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian. Moreover...
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Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky
by Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky’s recent talks on the past, present...
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The Chomsky Reader
by Noam Chomsky
The political and linguistic writings of America's leading dissident intellectual. He relates his political ideals to his theories about language.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume I
by Noam Chomsky
A brilliant, shattering, and convincing account of United States-backed suppression of political and human rights in Latin America, Asia, and Africa and the role of the media in misreporting these policies The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism relentlessly dissects the official views of establishment scholars and their...
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What Kind of Creatures Are We? (Columbia Themes in Philosophy)
by Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky is widely known and deeply admired for being the founder of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and perhaps the most avidly read political theorist and commentator of our time. In these lectures, he presents a lifetime of philosophical reflection on all three of these areas of research...
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The Essential Chomsky
by Noam Chomsky
The seminal writings of America’s leading philosopher, linguist, and political thinker—“the foremost gadfly of our national conscience” (The New York Times).   For the past fifty years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual as well as one of the most original...
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On Language: Chomsky's Classic Works Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language in One Volume
by Noam Chomsky
Restoring to print two of Chomsky's most famous and popular books in one omnibus volume, On Language features some of the noted linguist and political critic's most informal and highly accessible work, making it an ideal introduction to his thought.In Part I, Language and Responsibility, Chomsky presents a fascinating self-portrait of...
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Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (American Empire Project)
by Noam Chomsky
From the world's foremost intellectual activist, an irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total domination and the catastrophic consequences that are sure to followThe United States is in the process of staking out not just the globe but the last unarmed spot in our neighborhood-the heavens-as a militarized sphere of influence....
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Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy (American Empire Project)
by Noam Chomsky
The world's foremost critic of U.S. foreign policy exposes the hollow promises of democracy in American actions abroad—and at homeThe United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene against "failed states" around the globe. In this much anticipated sequel to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky...
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Because We Say So (City Lights Open Media)
by Noam Chomsky
"Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet."—New York Times Book Review"Unwavering political contrarian Noam Chomsky smart-bombs the US military's global Interventions. Shock and awe!"—Vanity FairBecause We Say So presents more than thirty concise, forceful commentaries on...
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Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on the US-Israeli War Against the Palestinians
by Noam Chomsky
Israel's Operation Cast Lead thrust the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip into the center of the debate about the Israel/Palestine conflict. In this updated and expanded edition, Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé survey the fallout from Israel's conduct in Gaza, including their latest incursions, and place it in historical context....
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Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013
by Noam Chomsky
Praise for Noam Chomsky's Hopes and Prospects : "A revelation. . . . This is a book woven through with hope and awe at all the people who slip beyond imperial control and establish real democracy . . . a treasure-trove."— The Independent In this collection of essays from 1969 to 2013, many in book form for the first time, Noam...
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Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
by Noam Chomsky
A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima...
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On Western Terrorism - New Edition: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare (Chomsky Perspectives)
by Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky discusses Western power and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. This book is the perfect introduction to Chomsky’s political thinking, and makes a refreshing read for anyone who is uneasy about the West’s wider role in the world. Beginning with the New York newsstand where Chomsky...
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Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (Updated Edition)
by Noam Chomsky
From its establishment to the present day, Israel has enjoyed a special position in the American roster of international friends. In Fateful Triangle Noam Chomsky explores the character and historical development of this special relationship.
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Cartesian Linguistics: A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought
by Noam Chomsky
In this extraordinarily original and profound work, Noam Chomsky discusses themes in the study of language and mind since the end of the sixteenth century in order to explain the motivations and methods that underlie his work in linguistics, the science of mind, and even politics. This edition includes a new and specially written...
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9-11: Was There an Alternative? (Open Media Book)
by Noam Chomsky
In 9-11, published in November 2001 and arguably the single most influential post 9-11 book, internationally renowned thinker Noam Chomsky bridged the information gap around the World Trade Center attacks, cutting through the tangle of political opportunism, expedient patriotism, and general conformity that choked off American discourse...
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Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies (CBC Massey Lectures)
by Noam Chomsky
In his national bestselling 1988 CBC Massey Lectures, Noam Chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. Specific cases are illustrated in detail, using the U.S. media primarily but also media...
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The Science of Language
by Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky is one of the most influential thinkers of our time, yet his views are often misunderstood. In this previously unpublished series of interviews, Chomsky discusses his iconoclastic and important ideas concerning language, human nature and politics. In dialogue with James McGilvray, Professor of Philosophy at McGill...
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Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World
by Noam Chomsky
Pirates and Emperors is a brilliant exploration of the role of the United States in the Middle East that exposes how the media manipulates public opinion about what constitutes "terrorism." Chomsky masterfully argues that appreciating the differences between state terror and nongovernmental terror is crucial to stopping terrorism and...
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Interventions (City Lights Open Media)
by Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky says that the freedom to challenge power is not just an opportunity, it’s a responsibility. For the past several years Chomsky has been writing essays for The New York Times Syndicate to do just that: challenge power and expose the global consequences of U.S. policy and military actions worldwide. Interventions is a...
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Hopes and Prospects
by Noam Chomsky
In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S.-Israeli assault on Gaza, and the recent financial...
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Occupy (Occupied Media Pamphlet Series)
by Noam Chomsky
Another vital contribution from Chomsky to the literature of defiance and protest, a tribute to Howard Zinn and democracy's power
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Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance (City Lights Open Media)
by Noam Chomsky
"Unwavering political contrarian Noam Chomsky smart-bombs the U.S. military's global Interventions (City Lights). Shock and awe!"— Vanity Fair Making the Future presents more than fifty concise and persuasively argued commentaries on U.S. politics and policies, written between 2007 and 2011. Taken together, Chomsky's essays...
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What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World (American Empire Project)
by Noam Chomsky
An indispensable set of interviews on foreign and domestic issues with the bestselling author of Hegemony or Survival, "America's most useful citizen." (The Boston Globe)In this new collection of conversations, conducted in 2006 and 2007, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United States...
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Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs
by Noam Chomsky
In this still-timely classic, Noam Chomsky argues that the real “rogue” states are the United States and its allies. Chomsky turns his penetrating gaze toward U.S. involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America to trace the enduring combined effects of military domination and economic imperialism on...
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Occupy (Occupied Media Pamphlet Series)
by Noam Chomsky
With urgency and clarity, Noam Chomsky speaks with the movement as it transitions from occupying tent camps to occupying the national conscience
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Chomsky on Mis-Education (Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire)
by Noam Chomsky
In this book, Chomsky builds a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, yet broadening our view toward new models of public education for citizenship.
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Deterring Democracy
by Noam Chomsky
From World War II until the 1980s, the United States reigned supreme as both the economic and the military leader of the world. The major shifts in global politics that came about with the dismantling of the Eastern bloc have left the United States unchallenged as the preeminent military power, but American economic might has declined...
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Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World (American Empire Project)
by Noam Chomsky
In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policyTimely, urgent, and powerfully elucidating, this important volume of previously unpublished interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky...
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Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace
by Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky addresses relations throughout Central America and relates these to superpower conflicts and the overall role of the Cold War in contemporary international relations.
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Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth
by Noam Chomsky
It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first time in generations, today's teens have worse prospects ahead of them than their parents did, and the pressure to toe the line and be a success is heavier than ever . . . and so is the temptation to just give up. But there are things in the world worth fighting for! This...
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Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (Convergence)
by Noam Chomsky
Attempts to indentify the fundamental concepts of language, argues that the study of language reveals hidden facts about the mind, and looks at the impact of propaganda
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New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind
by Noam Chomsky
This book is an outstanding contribution to the philosophical study of language and mind, by one of the most influential thinkers of our time. In a series of penetrating essays, Chomsky cuts through the confusion and prejudice which has infected the study of language and mind, bringing new solutions to traditional philosophical puzzles...
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Acts of Aggression: Policing Rogue States (Open Media Series)
by Noam Chomsky
In Acts of Aggression three distinguished activist scholars examine the background and ramifications of the U.S. conflict with Iraq. Through three separate essays, the pamphlet provides an in-depth analysis of U.S./Arab relations, the contradictions and consequences of U.S. foreign policy toward "rogue states," and how hostile American...
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On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures
by Noam Chomsky
One of Noam Chomsky's most accessible books, On Power and Ideology is a product of his 1986 visit to Managua, Nicaragua, for a lecture series at Unversidad Centroamericana. Delivered at the height of U.S. involvement in the Nicaraguan civil war, this succinct series of lectures lays out the parameters of Noam Chomsky's foreign policy...
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Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew (Routledge Revivals)
by Noam Chomsky
Routledge Revivals presents a reissue of Noam Chomksy’s MA thesis, written in 1951, and first published in 1979. Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew is a landmark study in linguistics and generative phonology, which provides not only an analysis of morphophonemics but of the entire grammar of Modern Hebrew from syntax to phonology....
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