Understanding Power

The Indispensable Chomsky

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448182581

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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An indispensable collection of lectures on the politic of power from the world's leading philosopher, linguist and critic, and author of the bestselling Who Rules the World Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the pre-eminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky's talks on the past, present and future of the politics of power. In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions - published here for the first time - Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during the Vietnam War to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. And as he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and social inequalities at home, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change. With an eye to political activism and the media's role in popular struggle, as well as US foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power is definitive Chomsky. 'Arguably the most important intellectual alive' New York Times
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The Essential Chomsky

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: New Press/ORIM

ISBN: 1595585664

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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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 political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, Chomsky has also secured a place among the most influential dissident voice in the United States. Chomsky’s many bestselling works—including Manufacturing Consent, Hegemony or Survival, Understanding Power, and Failed States—have served as essential touchstones for activists, scholars, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media and intellectual freedom to human rights and war crimes. In particular, Chomsky’s scathing critique of the US wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual premise for antiwar movements for nearly four decades. The Essential Chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past half century. Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of the thought that animates “one of the West’s most influential intellectuals in the cause of peace” (The Independent). “Chomsky ranks with Marx, Shakespeare, and the Bible as one of the ten most quoted sources in the humanities—and is the only writer among them still alive.” —The Guardian “Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.” —Edward Said “A rebel without a pause.” —Bono
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The Political Economy of Media and Power

Author: Jeffery Klaehn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433107733

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

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The Political Economy of Media and Power is a highly interdisciplinary and innovative edited collection, bringing together a diverse range of chapters that address some of the most important issues of our times. Contributors cut through media spectacle and make visible the intersections between mass media and the politics of power in the contemporary social world. The book is intended to foster critical pedagogy; chapters explore ways in which media connect with a broad range of topics and issues, including globalization; war and terrorism; foreign affairs; democracy; governmental relations; the cultural politics of militarization; gender inequality and the sexist saturation of the public sphere; media representations of women; media spin and public relations within the broader context of corporate and ideological power. The volume features notable contributors, including a preface by Cees Hamelink, an introduction by David Miller and William Dinan, and chapters from Justin Lewis, Robin Andersen, Henry Giroux, James Winter, Robert Jensen, Stuart Allan, Richard Keeble, Yasmin Jiwani, David Berry, Gerald Sussman, and Andrew Mullen.
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American Power and the New Mandarins

Author: Noam Chomsky,Howard Zinn

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 156584775X

Category: History

Page: 404

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"Combines a clear-eyed, fact-based critique of American overseas policy with an acute sense of moral outrage at the deceptions and hypocrisy that defend it on the home front." - cover.
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Education as Enforcement

The Militarization and Corporatization of Schools

Author: Kenneth J. Saltman,David Gabbard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415944892

Category: Education

Page: 332

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This text locates a rising culture of militarism found not only in popular culture, civil society and US foreign policy but also in educational policy and practices. Considering the rise of school security apparatus, accountability and standards movements, privatization and commercialization, this book highlights the intersections between militarization and corporatization. This volume brings together scholars in education to explore and challenge the ways that the imperatives of corporate globalization are educating citizens through curriculum, policy and popular culture in the virtues of authoritarianism, while turning some schools into boardrooms and others into barracks and prisons. With the shadow of the No Child Left Behind Act descending, the text points to the need for citizens to become more actively involved in leading schools, teachers and children out of this educational Dark Age.
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On Language

Chomsky's Classic Works Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language in One Volume

Author: Noam Chomsky,Mitsou Ronat

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1565844750

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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An attractive new edition of two of Chomsky's most popular books on language - an ideal introduction to his pioneering work in modern linguistics. In Part I, Language and Responsibility, the legend discusses his political, moral and linguistic thinking via a series of interviews with French linguist Mitsou Ronat. In Part II, Reflections on Language, he explores the more general implications of his linguistic theories and the controversies among social scientists over fundamental questions of language.
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The Chomsky Effect

A Radical Works Beyond the Ivory Tower

Author: Robert F. Barsky

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262026244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 381

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Noam Chomsky as political gadfly, groundbreaking scholar, and intellectual guru: keyissues in Chomsky's career and the sometimes contentious reception to his ideas.
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Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565848580

Category: History

Page: 131

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This classic analysis is Chomsky's powerful indictment of a liberal intelligentsia that provided self-serving arguments for war in Vietnam--legitimizing United States commitment to autocratic rule and intervention in Asia as the tasks of "pacification theory."
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On Anarchism

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595589511

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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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, it is a living, evolving tradition that is situated in a historical lineage; Chomsky's anarchism emphasizes the power of collective, rather than individualist, action. The collection includes a revealing new introduction by journalist Nathan Schneider, who documented the Occupy movement for Harper's and The Nation, and who places Chomsky's ideas in the contemporary political moment. On Anarchism will be essential reading for a new generation of activists who are at the forefront of a resurgence of interest in anarchism—and for anyone who struggles with what can be done to create a more just world.
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