A powerful and timely collection of articles from the world's leading political intellectual and dissident
Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1928. He is the bestselling author of over 100 influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, Making the Future, Gaza in Crisis, Occupy, Power Systems, On Anarchism, Because We Say So and Masters of Mankind. He has also been the subject of numerous books of biography and interview and has collaborated with journalists on books including Perilous Power, Gaza in Crisis, and On Palestine. Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) and his forthcoming Who Rules the World will be published by Hamish Hamilton in autumn 2016.
Though sometimes distracted by topics like Hurricane Katrina or South America, the essays in Chomsky?s latest, written for the New York Times Syndicate between September 2002 and July ?06, are largely concerned with Iraq, seen through the combative, populist (though by no means popular) convictions that the linguist and activist has become known for. His long-standing criticism of Israel makes it the next-most discussed topic; he accuses Israel of kidnapping and killing civilians and wonders why no has yet called for a Desert Storm-style invasion of the Jewish state. Though he clearly represents a voice unfettered by elitist concerns, tainted money or fear of reprisal, what comes through most strongly-indeed, what drives his arguments-isn?t special insight into the issues at hand, but simple disgust with American imperialism and hypocrisy. Many pieces have been rendered irrelevant by events (though Chomsky offers footnoted updates), and he?s no prose stylist. Few newspaper or magazines print Chomsky?s work; given his views and his gloom-and-doom style, it?s understandable. (July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
One of our most valued political thinkers. His commitment to presenting his findings lucidly makes him one of the most useful Independent on Sunday Chomsky has an authority granted by brilliance -- David Goodhart Sunday Times Above all, he makes his readers think The Good Book Guide