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What Kind of Creatures Are We?

What Kind of Creatures Are We?

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2018

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, to which he has contributed for over half a century. In clear, precise, and nontechnical language, Chomsky elaborates on fifty years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his own work has implications for the origins of language, the close relations that language bears to thought, and its eventual biological basis. He expounds and criticizes many alternative theories, such as those that emphasize the social, the communicative, and the referential aspects of language. Chomsky reviews how new discoveries about language overcome what seemed to be highly problematic assumptions in the past. He also investigates the apparent scope and limits of human cognitive capacities and what the human mind can seriously investigate, in the light of history of science and philosophical reflection and current understanding. Moving from language and mind to society and politics, he concludes with a searching exploration and philosophical defense of a position he describes as libertarian socialism, tracing its links to anarchism and the ideas of John Dewey and even to the ideas of Marx and Mill, demonstrating its conceptual growth out of our historical past and urgent relation to matters of the present.

9-11 10th Anniversary Edition

9-11 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2018

For Reasons Of State

For Reasons Of State

Author: Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2018

Government In The Future An Open Media Pamphlet

Government In The Future An Open Media Pamphlet

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2018

The New War On Terror Fact or Fiction

The New War On Terror Fact or Fiction

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/07/2018

Propaganda And Control Of The Public Mind

Propaganda And Control Of The Public Mind

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/07/2018

Global Discontents Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy

Global Discontents Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy

Author: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

What kind of world are we leaving to our grandchildren? How are the discontents kindled today likely to blaze and explode tomorrow? From escalating climate change to the devastation in Syria, pandemic state surveillance to looming nuclear war, Noam Chomsky takes stock of the world today. Over the course of ten conversations with long-time collaborator David Barsamian, spanning 2013-2016, Chomsky argues in favour of radical changes to a system that cannot possibly cope with what awaits tomorrow. Interwoven with personal reflections spanning from childhood to his eighth decade of life, Global Discontents also marks out Chomsky's own intellectual journey, mapping his progress to revolutionary ideas and global prominence.

Yugoslavia Peace, War, and Dissolution

Yugoslavia Peace, War, and Dissolution

Author: Noam Chomsky, Andrej Grubacic Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Global Discontents

Global Discontents

Author: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2017

In a compelling new set of interviews, Noam Chomsky identifies the "e;dry kindling"e; 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 "e;the world we are leaving to our grandchildren"e;: one imperiled by climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. If the current system is incapable of dealing with these threats, he argues, it's up to us to radically change it.The twelve interviews in Global Discontents examine the latest developments around the globe: the rise of ISIS, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, conflicts in the Middle East, and the presidency of Donald Trump. In personal reflections on his Philadelphia childhood, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey and the development of his uncompromising stance as America's premier dissident intellectual.

Global Discontents Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy

Global Discontents Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy

Author: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2017

'If I were a voter in Britain, I would vote for [Jeremy Corbyn]' - Noam Chomsky, 2017 Global Discontents is an essential guide to geopolitics and how to fight back, from the world's leading public intellectual What kind of world are we leaving to our grandchildren? How are the discontents kindled today likely to blaze and explode tomorrow? From escalating climate change to the devastation in Syria, pandemic state surveillance to looming nuclear war, Noam Chomsky takes stock of the world today. Over the course of ten conversations with long-time collaborator David Barsamian, spanning 2013-2016, Chomsky argues in favour of radical changes to a system that cannot possibly cope with what awaits tomorrow. Interwoven with personal reflections spanning from childhood to his eighth decade of life, Global Discontents also marks out Chomsky's own intellectual journey, mapping his progress to revolutionary ideas and global prominence.

Practical Utopia Strategies for a Desirable Society

Practical Utopia Strategies for a Desirable Society

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Voices for Peace War, Resistance and America's Quest for Full-Spectrum Dominance

Voices for Peace War, Resistance and America's Quest for Full-Spectrum Dominance

Author: Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, Ilan Pappe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2017

The United States' military doctrine, as proclaimed by its Department of Defense, is to attain `full-spectrum dominance... in the air, land, maritime and space domains and information environment... without effective opposition or prohibitive interference.' This is an agenda for global conquest - for an ever-expanding US empire. As America prepares for conflict with Russia and China, wars continue in the Middle East and North Africa, tens of millions are exiled from their homes whilst many more face famine. But there is not only hope for change in the air, there is active resistance. People all over the world are challenging the status quo by taking nonviolent action. Voices for Peace features some of the world's leading thinkers, journalists and activists, offering insight, inspiration and solutions to the world's most critical problems: nuclear war, environmental destruction and refugee flows. In the wealth of material presented here, Kathy Kelly talks about the Afghan Peace Volunteers and Standing Rock protesters in the USA, calling for global unity. Bruce K. Gagnon's piece on space weapons discusses South Korean activists' opposition to American weapons in their country. Brian Terrell challenges the legality of drone warfare and outlines the grassroots links being forged between US and Russian citizens. Noam Chomsky discusses US policies towards Russia and Syria, as well as South America, trade, ISIS and Ukraine. John Pilger talks about the Trump-Obama naval build-up around China and exposes Britain's `deep state' connections to the Manchester terror attack. Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney analyses the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the deep state in recent US history. Ilan Pappe offers an exclusive analysis of Israel's actions to ethnically cleanse Israel of Palestinians. Finally, Robin Ramsay exposes the unconditional support given to the USA by successive UK governments. Seeking to inform and educate, this penetrating anthology is edited and introduced by author T. J. Coles, who gives a broader framework and context to the individual articles.

Optimism Over Despair

Optimism Over Despair

Author: Noam Chomsky, C. J. Polychroniou Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

An essential overview of the problems of our world today -- and how we should prepare for tomorrow -- from the world's leading public intellectual We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist, and maybe help make the world a better place. Not much of a choice. From peerless political thinker Noam Chomsky comes an exploration of rising neoliberalism, the refugee crisis in Europe, the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, and the prospects and challenges of building a movement for radical change. Including four up-to-the-minute interviews on the 2016 American election campaign and global resistance to Trump, this Penguin Special is a concise introduction to Chomsky's ideas and his take on the state of the world today.

Who Rules the World?

Who Rules the World?

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2017

'If I were a voter in Britain, I would vote for [Jeremy Corbyn]' - Noam Chomsky, 2017 Who Rules the World is the essential account of geopolitics right now - including an afterword on President Donald Trump Noam Chomsky: philosopher, political writer, fearless activist. No one has done more to question the hidden actors who govern our lives, calling the powers that be to account. Here he presents Who Rules the World?, his definitive account of those powers, how they work, and why we should be questioning them. From the dark history of the US and Cuba to China's global rise, from torture memos to sanctions on Iran, this book investigates the defining issues of our times and exposes the hypocrisy at the heart of America's policies and actions. The world's political and financial elite are now operating almost totally unconstrained by the so-called democratic structure. With climate change and nuclear proliferation threatening our very survival, dissenting voices have never been more necessary. Fiercely outspoken and rigorously argued, Who Rules the World? is an indispensable guide to how things really are.

On Western Terrorism From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare

On Western Terrorism From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare

Author: Noam Chomsky, Andre Vltchek Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2017

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 started his political education as a teenager, the discussion broadens out to encompass colonialism and imperial control, propaganda and the media, the 'Arab Spring' and drone warfare. The authors offer a powerful critique of the legacy of colonialism, touching upon many countries including Syria, Nicaragua, Cuba, China, Chile and Turkey. Contains a new foreword by Noam Chomsky.

Fateful Triangle The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians

Fateful Triangle The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2016

With an extended new preface by the author. 'One of the most important intellectuals alive' Independent One of Noam Chomsky's most important and renowed works, Fateful Triangle, is a devastating indictment of American and Israeli foreign policy which covers a sustained period of Middle East history from the formation of the State of Israeli to the Oslo Peace Accords. With a foreword by the late Edward Said, this powerful book belongs in the hands of anyone who wants a deep understanding of Israel and its relationship to Western power.

Rogue States The Rule of Force in World Affairs

Rogue States The Rule of Force in World Affairs

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2016

Rogue States is a collection of essays written by Chomsky in the late 1990s, all of which subvert the United States foreign policy discourse and the notion of the rogue state , turning the focus of criticism inwards and demonstrating how Western powers fail to uphold their own standards of conduct. Among the topics considered are the Balkans Crisis, the embargo against Cuba, and US intervention in Latin America, all of which provide important lessons for today from one of our most eminent and insightful teachers.

Because We Say So

Because We Say So

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Because We Say So is Noam Chomsky's essential counter punch to American hegemony In 1962, the eminent statesman Dean Acheson enunciated a principle that has dominated global politics ever since: that no legal issue arises when the United States responds to a challenge to its 'power, position, and prestige'. In short, whatever the world may think, U.S. actions are legitimate because they say so. Spanning the impact of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing and Palestinian-Israeli relations to deeper reflections on political philosophy and the importance of a commons to democracy, Because We Say So takes American imperialism head on. 'Noam Chomsky is one of a small band of individuals fighting a whole industry. And that makes him not only brilliant, but heroic' Arundhati Roy 'The world's greatest public intellectual' Observer

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New International Terrorism in the Real World

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New International Terrorism in the Real World

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New constitutes a collection of extended essays written between 1986 and 2001 which explore how selected incidents of terrorism are used as a cover for Western violence across the globe. Topics covered include the Lockerbie Bombing, the Second Palestinian Intifada and the attacks on the World Trade Centre. For those who want to understand the roots of American military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, recent interventions in Libya, and the on-going destruction of Palestine this collection remains invaluable. This edition first published 2002

Powers and Prospects Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order

Powers and Prospects Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

From East Timor to the Middle East, from the nature of democracy to our place in the natural world, from intellectual politics to the politics of language, Powers and Prospects is a vital compilation of Chomsky's writings on a broad array of subject material. Chomsky lifts the veil of distortions that conceals the workings of history and social policy, and reveals how the 'new' world order is little more than a remarketing of the old. No admirer of Chomsky can afford to be without this timeless selection of his thought. First published in 1996.

What Kind of Creatures Are We?

What Kind of Creatures Are We?

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2015

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 to which he has contributed for over half a century. In clear, precise, and non-technical language, Chomsky elaborates on fifty years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his own work has implications for the origins of language, the close relations that language bears to thought, and its eventual biological basis. He expounds and criticizes many alternative theories, such as those that emphasize the social, the communicative, and the referential aspects of language. Chomsky reviews how new discoveries about language overcome what seemed to be highly problematic assumptions in the past. He also investigates the apparent scope and limits of human cognitive capacities and what the human mind can seriously investigate, in the light of history of science and philosophical reflection and current understanding. Moving from language and mind to society and politics, he concludes with a searching exploration and philosophical defense of a position he describes as libertarian socialism, tracing its links to anarchism and the ideas of John Dewey, and even briefly to the ideas of Marx and Mill, demonstrating its conceptual growth out of our historical past and urgent relation to matters of the present.

Masters of Mankind Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013

Masters of Mankind Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2015

In this collection of essays from 1969-2013, many in book form for the first time, Noam Chomsky exposes the real nature of state power. With unrelenting logic, he holds the arguments of empire up to critical examination and shatters the myths of those who protect the power and privilege of the few against the interests and needs to the many. Covering subjects like 'Human Intelligence and the Environment', 'Terror, Justice and Self-Defence' and 'The Welfare-Warfare state', this is an indispensable compilation of searing insights into the state of our modern world. In this collection of essays from 1969-2013, many in book form for the first time, Noam Chomsky exposes the real nature of state power. With unrelenting logic, he holds the arguments of empire up to critical examination and shatters the myths of those who protect the power and privilege of the few against the interests and needs to the many. Covering subjects like 'Human Intelligence and the Environment', 'Terror, Justice and Self-Defence' and 'The Welfare-Warfare state', this is an indispensable compilation of searing insights into the state of our modern world. 'Arguably the most important intellectual alive' New York Times on Noam Chomsky 'Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on the planet today' NYT Book Review 'Will there ever again be a public intellectual who commands the attention of so many across the planet?' New Statesman 'The west's most prominent critic of US imperialism . . . the closest thing in the English-speaking world to an intellectual superstar' Guardian

Culture of Terrorism

Culture of Terrorism

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2015

Chomsky ends his preface to Culture of Terrorism with the words, 'As the latest inheritors of a grim tradition, we should at least have the integrity to look in the mirror without evasion'. The tradition to which he is referring is none other than the Western imperial project and in encouraging Americans to pursue integrity, he dissects the events of just one year - 1986 - at the height of the Reagan Era and describes American involvement in acts of supreme state terror, both open and clandestine, to present a case study which has great relevance today and whose lessons must never be forgotten.

Propaganda and the Public Mind Interviews by David Barsamian

Propaganda and the Public Mind Interviews by David Barsamian

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2015

First published in 2001, Propaganda and the Public Mind constitutes a series of discussions with the journalist David Barsamian and is the perfect complement to Chomsky's major works of media study such as Manufacturing Consent and Necessary llusions. Events discussed in detail are the so-called 'Battle of Seattle' protests against the World Trade Organisation, US involvement in East Timor, and the beginning of the movement towards a second Iraq War - as well as timeless explorations of Chomsky's political friends and influences such as the Pakistani scholar Eqbal Ahmad. This book is an invitation to take part in a conversation with one of the great minds of our time.

Rethinking Camelot JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture

Rethinking Camelot JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2015

In a potent act of myth busting, Noam Chomsky turns his critical gaze upon the Kennedy Administration and draws controversial parallels between the Presidency of JFK and that of Ronald Reagan, with particular focus on the Vietnam War. For anyone persuaded that changing the world is simply a question of changing its leading figures this work will act both as a bitter pill and a powerful stimulant to action.

Turning the Tide U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace

Turning the Tide U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2015

For decades, Noam Chomsky has been considered one of the most important critics of American's foreign policy in Central and Latin America and yet Turning the Tide is one of his only written works which makes that region its sole focus. At last back in print after almost thirty years, Turning the Tide explores such neglected but vital issues as Jimmy Carter's interventions in El Salvador, the violation of human rights in Nicaragua and Guatemala, and American involvement with death squads in many countries including Bolivia and El Salvador. For all activists and scholars whose work focuses on Central and Latin America, Turning the Tide remains essential.

Because We Say So

Because We Say So

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

In 1962, the eminent statesman Dean Acheson enunciated a principle that has dominated global politics ever since: that no legal issue arises when the United States responds to a challenge to its 'power, position, and prestige'. In short, whatever the world may think, US actions are legitimate because they say so. Spanning the impact of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing and Palestinian-Israeli relations to deeper reflections on political philosophy and the importance of a commons to democracy, Because We Say So takes American imperialism head on.

On Palestine

On Palestine

Author: Noam Chomsky, Ilan Pappe Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

On Palestine is Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe's indispensable update on a suffering region. Operation Protective Edge, Israel's most recent assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab. The need to stand in solidarity with Palestinians has never been greater. Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe, two leading voices in the struggle to liberate Palestine, discuss the road ahead for Palestinians and how the international community can pressure Israel to end its human rights abuses against the people of Palestine. This urgent and timely book offers hope and a way forward for all those committed to the struggle to liberate Palestine. On Palestine is the sequel to Chomsky and Pappe's acclaimed book Gaza in Crisis.

The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume I

The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume I

Author: Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2015

The Political Economy of Human Rights is an important two volume work, co-authored with Edward Herman - also co-author of the classic Manufacturing Consent - which provides a complete dissection of American foreign policy during the 1960s and '70s, looking at the entire sweep of the Cold War during that period, including events in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Latin America. For those looking to develop a broad understanding of American foreign policy during the 20th Century this work has been a vital resource and is now available to a new generation of scholars and activists.

Year 501 The Conquest Continues

Year 501 The Conquest Continues

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2015

Exploring 'the great work of subjugation and conquest' which began with Columbus, in Year 501 Chomsky surveys the history of American imperial power in the ensuing 500 years that followed. Touching on everything from the British in India to the Americans in Beirut, Year 501 is a searing condemnation of the excesses of Western colonial and neo-colonial politics. For those seeking to understand the nature and structure of the imperial project as it reaches down to us today this work is a vital resource.

After the Cataclysm The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume II

After the Cataclysm The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume II

Author: Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2015

The second volume of The Political Economy of Human Rights remains one of the most controversial works produced by Chomsky to date. In a much discussed chapter on Cambodia, Chomsky and Herman questioned official Western narratives on the Khmer Rouge and suggested that the evidence available did not match up to the assertions being made at that time. These claims would resurface in a recent controversy with the Continental philosopher Slavoj Zizek and readers will now be able to judge for themselves the veracity of Zizek's claims. The work also contains important analysis of Western interventions across Indochina, including Vietnam and Laos, and provides a searing critique of American imperial aspirations in the region.

On Power and Ideology The Managua Lectures

On Power and Ideology The Managua Lectures

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2015

In the late 1980s, in the midst of Reagan's interventions in Central America, Chomsky travelled to Nicaragua and gave the lectures that became On Power and Ideology. The lectures provide a master class in foreign policy analysis from an intellectual at the height of his powers, covering everything from the US domestic basis of its overseas actions, to the pernicious concept of 'National Security' and its destabilising effect, to the broad framework of global imperial order which the United States seeks to maintain. A defining moment in the Cold War meets a defining moment in the career of one of its most important critics.

How the World Works

How the World Works

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2015

Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/12/2014

The fiftieth anniversary edition of a landmark work in generative grammar that continues to be influential, with a new preface by the author. Noam Chomsky's Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, published in 1965, was a landmark work in generative grammar that introduced certain technical innovations still drawn upon in contemporary work. The fiftieth anniversary edition of this influential book includes a new preface by the author that identifies proposals that seem to be of lasting significance, reviews changes and improvements in the formulation and implementation of basic ideas, and addresses some of the controversies that arose over the general framework.Beginning in the mid-fifties and emanating largely from MIT, linguists developed an approach to linguistic theory and to the study of the structure of particular languages that diverged in many respects from conventional modern linguistics. Although the new approach was connected to the traditional study of languages, it differed enough in its specific conclusions about the structure of language to warrant a name, generative grammar. Various deficiencies were discovered in the first attempts to formulate a theory of transformational generative grammar and in the descriptive analysis of particular languages that motivated these formulations. At the same time, it became apparent that these formulations can be extended and deepened. In this book, Chomsky reviews these developments and proposes a reformulation of the theory of transformational generative grammar that takes them into account. The emphasis in this study is syntax; semantic and phonological aspects of the language structure are discussed only insofar as they bear on syntactic theory.

The Minimalist Program

The Minimalist Program

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/12/2014

A classic work that situates linguistic theory in the broader cognitive sciences, formulating and developing the minimalist program. In his foundational book, The Minimalist Program, published in 1995, Noam Chomsky offered a significant contribution to the generative tradition in linguistics. This twentieth-anniversary edition reissues this classic work with a new preface by the author. In four essays, Chomsky attempts to situate linguistic theory in the broader cognitive sciences, with the essays formulating and progressively developing the minimalist approach to linguistic theory. Building on the theory of principles and parameters and, in particular, on principles of economy of derivation and representation, the minimalist framework takes Universal Grammar as providing a unique computational system, with derivations driven by morphological properties, to which the syntactic variation of languages is also restricted. Within this theoretical framework, linguistic expressions are generated by optimally efficient derivations that must satisfy the conditions that hold on interface levels, the only levels of linguistic representation. The interface levels provide instructions to two types of performance systems, articulatory-perceptual and conceptual-intentional. All syntactic conditions, then, express properties of these interface levels, reflecting the interpretive requirements of language and keeping to very restricted conceptual resources. In the preface to this edition, Chomsky emphasizes that the minimalist approach developed in the book and in subsequent work is a program, not a theory. With this book, Chomsky built on pursuits from the earliest days of generative grammar to formulate a new research program that had far-reaching implications for the field.

On Anarchism

On Anarchism

Author: Noam Chomsky, Nathan Schneider Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2014

On Anarchism is an essential introduction to the Noam Chomsky's political theory. On Anarchism sheds a much needed light on the foundations of Chomsky's thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. The book gathers his essays and interviews to provide a short, accessible introduction to his distinctively optimistic brand of anarchism. Refuting the notion of anarchism as a fixed idea, and disputing the traditional fault lines between anarchism and socialism, this is a book sure to challenge, provoke and inspire. Profoundly relevant to our times, it is a touchstone for political activists and anyone interested in deepening their understanding of anarchism, or of Chomsky's thought. 'Arguably the most important intellectual alive' New York Times Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling and influential political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, Gaza in Crisis, Making the Future and Occupy. Nathan Schneider is the author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse and God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet.

Nuclear War And Enviromental Catastrophe

Nuclear War And Enviromental Catastrophe

Author: Noam Chomsky, Laray Polk Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2013

Power Systems

Power Systems

Author: Noam Chomsky, Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2013

A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkersIn 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 nuclear disaster, the European financial crisis, the breakdown of American mainstream political institutions, and the rise of the Occupy movement. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas vividly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight.The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, Power Systems shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of listeners, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today.

Complicity Against Palestine

Complicity Against Palestine

Author: Noam Chomsky, Dalit Brown, Jeremy Corbyn Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2012

Slump and War

Slump and War

Author: Noam Chomsky, John Berger, Roy Medvedev, Zhores A. Medvedev Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2012

Reinventing Socialism

Reinventing Socialism

Author: Noam Chomsky, Tony Simpson, Clement Atlee Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2012

Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew

Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/10/2012

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. Professor Chomsky's goal in this thesis is nothing less than a complete generative grammar of the Hebrew language. This work is of singular importance as it contains the genesis of the author's work in the field of generative grammar which has had such a profound impact upon the study of linguistics. This reissue of a truly pioneering work will be of great interest to all those concerned with generative grammar and its origins, and with the progression of thought of one of the greatest minds of our time.

Making the Future Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

Making the Future Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Making the Future is the latest collection of essays from Noam Chomsky, one of our most vital and provocative voices of political dissent. Taking up the thread from 2007's Interventions, these penetrating and compelling articles examine numerous topics, including the financial crisis, Obama's presidency, WikiLeaks and the on-going conflicts in the Middle East. Restating and refining his commitment to democracy and finding inspiration in the popular uprisings of the Arab Spring, Making the Future is Chomsky's fiercely-argued and timely comment on a fast-changing world. Praise for Noam Chomsky: 'Chomsky is one of a small band of individuals fighting a whole industry. And that makes him not only brilliant, but heroic' Arundhati Roy 'Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today' New York Times Book Review 'Noam Chomsky is an inspiration all over the world - to millions I suspect - for the simple reason that he is a truth-teller on an epic scale' John Pilger Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects and Gaza in Crisis, all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. He is an Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics.

How the World Works

How the World Works

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2012

The essential guide to Chomsky and his brilliant ideas on the global state of affairs A collection of Chomsky's speeches and his interviews with David Barsamian, edited by Arthur Naiman. Divided into four clear sections, these extraordinary writings have collectively sold over half a million copies. Including classic essays such as: What Uncle Sam Really Wants - a dissection of US foreign policy The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many - examining the new global economy, food, Third World 'economic miracles' and the roots of racism Secrets, Lies and Democracy - the CIA's actions in relation to religious fundamentalism, global inequality and the coming eco-catastrophe The Common Good - unmissable writing on equality, freedom and the media With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics.

Occupy

Occupy

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2012

Occupy gives Noam Chomsky's thoughts on a movement which swept the world 'Occupy is the first major public response to thirty years of class war.' Since its appearance in Zuccotti Park, New York, in September 2011, the Occupy movement has spread to hundreds of towns and cities across the world. No longer occupying small tent camps, the movement now occupies the global conscience as its messages spread from street protests to op-ed pages to the highest seats of power. From the movement's onset, Noam Chomsky has supported its critique of corporate corruption and encouraged its efforts to increase civic participation, economic equality, democracy and freedom. Through talks and conversations with movement supporters, Occupy presents Chomsky's latest thinking on the central issues, questions and demands that are driving ordinary people to protest. How did we get to this point? How are the wealthiest 1% influencing the lives of the other 99%? How can we separate money from politics? What would a genuinely democratic election look like? How can we redefine basic concepts like 'growth' to increase equality and quality of life for all? Occupy is another vital contribution from Chomsky to the literature of defiance and protest, and a red-hot rallying call to forge a better, more egalitarian future. Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Interventions, Perilous Power, What We Say Goes, Imperial Ambitions, Making the Future, How the World Works, and Hopes and Prospects all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. He is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. Chomsky has supported the initiatives of the Occupy movement from its first weeks. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

The Science of Language Interviews with James McGilvray

The Science of Language Interviews with James McGilvray

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2012

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 University, Chomsky takes up a wide variety of topics - the nature of language, the philosophies of language and mind, morality and universality, science and common sense, and the evolution of language. McGilvray's extensive commentary helps make this incisive set of interviews accessible to a variety of readers. The volume is essential reading for those involved in the study of language and mind, as well as anyone with an interest in Chomsky's ideas.

The Science of Language Interviews with James McGilvray

The Science of Language Interviews with James McGilvray

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2012

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 University, Chomsky takes up a wide variety of topics - the nature of language, the philosophies of language and mind, morality and universality, science and common sense, and the evolution of language. McGilvray's extensive commentary helps make this incisive set of interviews accessible to a variety of readers. The volume is essential reading for those involved in the study of language and mind, as well as anyone with an interest in Chomsky's ideas.

Phases Developing the Framework

Phases Developing the Framework

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2012

This book contains a series of essays that explore the foundations, developments, and goals of Phase Theory. The antecedents of this framework go back to the notion of cycle , which plays a key role in phenomena such as compositionality, locality, and economy conditions. Much recent work within minimalism has been devoted to investigating the nature of phases and their relevance for other areas of linguistic inquiry. This book aims to address these questions and sharpen our understanding about Phase Theory and the nature of the Faculty of Language.

A New Generation Draws the Line Humanitarian Intervention and the Standards of the West

A New Generation Draws the Line Humanitarian Intervention and the Standards of the West

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/2011

How do we understand the ethics of humanitarian intervention in today's world? After Western intervention in Libya's civil war this new edition of A New Generation Draws the Line provides timely answers. In a new chapter on recent interventions Chomsky dissects the meaning of the 'right to protect' principle. Other chapters examine the West's uses and abuses of 'humanitarian intervention' including detailed studies of East Timor and Kosovo. The actions of Muammar Gaddafi and the trial of Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic have re-energised narratives about the role of the 'civilised' West. In this book, Chomsky deploys his forensic method - asking the difficult questions the West would prefer to avoid.

New Generation Draws the Line Kosovo, East Timor, and the Responsibility to Protect Today

New Generation Draws the Line Kosovo, East Timor, and the Responsibility to Protect Today

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

How do we understand the role and ethics of humanitarian intervention in today's world? This expanded and updated edition is timely as the West weighs intervention in Libyan civil war. Discussions of Libyan intervention involved the international principle of the right to protect (R2P). Chomsky dissects the meaning and uses of this international instrument in a new chapter. Other chapters from the book help readers understand the West's uses and abuses of humanitarian intervention, which is not always what it seems, including detailed studies of East Timor and Kosovo.

New Generation Draws the Line Kosovo, East Timor, and the Responsibility to Protect Today

New Generation Draws the Line Kosovo, East Timor, and the Responsibility to Protect Today

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2011

How do we understand the role and ethics of humanitarian intervention in today's world? This expanded and updated edition is timely as the West weighs intervention in Libyan civil war. Discussions of Libyan intervention involved the international principle of the right to protect (R2P). Chomsky dissects the meaning and uses of this international instrument in a new chapter. Other chapters from the book help readers understand the West's uses and abuses of humanitarian intervention, which is not always what it seems, including detailed studies of East Timor and Kosovo.

Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew

Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2011

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. Professor Chomsky's goal in this thesis is nothing less than a complete generative grammar of the Hebrew language. This work is of singular importance as it contains the genesis of the author's work in the field of generative grammar which has had such a profound impact upon the study of linguistics. This reissue of a truly pioneering work will be of great interest to all those concerned with generative grammar and its origins, and with the progression of thought of one of the greatest minds of our time.

How the World Works

How the World Works

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2011

With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections and originally published in the US as individual short books which have collectively sold over half a million copies, How the World Works is a collection of speeches and interviews with Chomsky by David Barsamian, edited by Arthur Naiman. It includes What Uncle Sam Really Wants, about US foreign policy; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many, about the new global economy, food, Third World 'economic miracles' and the roots of racism; Secrets, Lies and Democracy, about the US, the CIA, religious fundamentalism, global inequality and the coming eco-catastrophe; and The Common Good, about equality, freedom, the media, the myth of Third World debt and manufacturing dissent.

Making the Future Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

Making the Future Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2011

Taken together, Chomsky's essays present a powerful counter-narrative to official accounts of the major political events of the past four years: the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the U.S. presidential race; the ascendancy of China; Latin America's leftward turn; the threat of nuclear proliferation in Iran and North Korea; Israel's invasion of Gaza and expansion of settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank; developments in climate change; the world financial crisis; the Arab Spring; the assassination of Osama bin Laden; and the Occupy protests. Laced throughout his critiques are expressions of commitment to democracy and the power of popular struggles. Progressive legislation and social welfare, writes Chomsky, have been won by popular struggles, not gifts from above. Those struggles follow a cycle of success and setback. They must be waged every day, not just once every four years, always with the goal of creating a genuinely responsive democratic society, from the voting booth to the workplace. Making the Future is a follow-up to Interventions, published by City Lights in 2007 and banned from Guantanamo Bay by U.S. military censors. Both books are drawn from articles Chomsky has been writing regularly for the New York Times Syndicate, but which go largely ignored by newspapers in the United States. Making the Future offers fierce, accessible, timely, gloves-off political writing by one of America's foremost intellectual and political dissidents. Making the Future presents more than fifty concise and persuasively argued commentaries on U.S. politics and policies, written between 2007 and 2011. Unwavering political contrarian Noam Chomsky smart-bombs the U.S. military's global Interventions (City Lights). Shock and awe! --Vanity Fair ...he has emerged as one of the left's most implacable voices, challenging the often hidden structures that lie behind the abuse of power. --Paul V. Griffith, Chapter 16 Making the Future is an impressive collection of articles shedding light on and challen- ging the current political, economic, and military world order. To make sense of the complex mechanisms at play, Chomsky adopts a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach: he juggles with history, sociology of the media, critical theory, and political philosophy. --Juliana Bidadanure, Global Discourse, 2013 Noam Chomsky is a world-renowned author, linguist, and advocate for democracy. He is the critically acclaimed author of many books, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, Manufacturing Consent, and Media Control. He lives in Massachusetts where he is Institute Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT.

Raison contre pouvoir. Le Pari de Pascal

Raison contre pouvoir. Le Pari de Pascal

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2011

Power and Terror Conflict, Hegemony, and the Rule of Force

Power and Terror Conflict, Hegemony, and the Rule of Force

Author: Noam Chomsky, Andre Vltchek Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2011

The ten years of US foreign policy since 9/11 have been characterised by war, torture and rendition. In Power and Terror, Noam Chomsky places these developments in the context of America's long history of aggression and imperialism. Arguing that the US is responsible for much of the terror that it claims to be fighting, Chomsky elegantly explains US actions abroad and their deadly consequences. Including talks, question and answer sessions and unpublished essays, this collection offers the perfect introduction to Chomsky for those unfamiliar with his work, as well as a handy reference guide for seasoned activists. As Obama continues, and in some ways escalates, Bush's militarism, Power and Terror is a timely reminder of why it is so important to insist that the United States lives up to the moral standards it demands of others.

Hopes and Prospects

Hopes and Prospects

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/01/2011

Hopes and Prospects is Noam Chomsky's indispensable analysis of the world at present and a roadmap for the future In Hopes and Prospects, Noam Chomsky examines the challenges of our early twenty-first century. He explores obstacles and threats such as the widening gap between North and South America, US exceptionalism (which continues under Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the US-Israeli assault on Gaza and the recent financial bailouts. He sees hope for the future and opportunities to move forward, however - in the democratic wave in Latin America and in the global solidarity movements which suggest 'real progress towards freedom and justice'. Hopes and Prospects is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the primary challenges facing the human race in the coming years. 'A treasure-trove of truths that shouldn't be left buried in our sandpit of propaganda and lies' Johann Hari, Independent 'Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today' The New York Times Book Review 'The west's most prominent critic of US imperialism . . . the closest thing in the English-speaking world to an intellectual superstar' Guardian Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Interventions, Perilous Power, What We Say Goes, Imperial Ambitions, Making the Future, How the World Works, and Hopes and Prospects all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. He is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Cartesian Linguistics A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought

Cartesian Linguistics A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2009

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 introduction by James McGilvray, contextualising the work for the twenty-first century. It has been made more accessible to a larger audience; all the French and German in the original edition has been translated, and the notes and bibliography have been brought up to date. The relationship between the original edition (published in 1966) and contemporary biolinguistic work is also explained. This challenging volume is an important contribution to the study of language and mind, and to the history of these studies since the end of the sixteenth century.

The Essential Chomsky

The Essential Chomsky

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2008

In a single volume, the seminal writings of the world's leading philosopher, linguist and critic, and author of the bestselling Who Rules the World `The general population doesn't know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know' Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky's writings on politics and language have established him as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time, and as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States. The Essential Chomsky brings together selections from his most important writings, from his groundbreaking critique of B.F. Skinner to his bestselling works Hegemony or Survival and Failed States, concerning subjects ranging from critiques of corporate media and U.S. interventionism to intellectual freedom and the political economy of human rights. Featuring a collection of twenty-five pieces of writing spanning six decades, this is an unparalleled and comprehensive overview of Chomsky's thought. `Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive' New York Times

Perilous Power The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice

Perilous Power The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice

Author: Noam Chomsky, Gilbert Achcar, Stephan R. Shalom Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2008

The volatile Middle East is the site of vast resources, profound passions, frequent crises, and long-standing conflicts, as well as a major source of international tensions and a key site of direct US intervention. Two of the most astute analysts of this part of the world are Noam Chomsky, the preeminent critic of U.S, foreign policy, and Gilbert Achcar, a leading specialist of the Middle East who lived in that region for many years. In their new book, Chomsky and Achcar bring a keen understanding of the internal dynamics of the Middle East and of the role of the United States, taking up all the key questions of interest to concerned citizens, including such topics as terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, democracy, self-determination, anti-Semitism, and anti-Arab racism, as well as the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the sources of U.S. foreign policy. This book provides the best readable introduction for all who wish to understand the complex issues related to the Middle East from a perspective dedicated to peace and justice.

Interventions

Interventions

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2008

At a time when the United States exacts a greater and greater power over the rest of the world, America's leading voice of dissent needs to be heard more than ever. In over thirty timely, accessible and urgent essays, Chomsky cogently examines the burning issues of our post-9/11 world, covering the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Bush presidency and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. This is an essential collection, from a vital and authoritative perspective.

Perilous Power:The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice

Perilous Power:The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice

Author: Noam Chomsky, Gilbert Achcar Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2008

The volatile Middle East is a site of vast resources, profound passions, frequent crises, and long-standing conflicts, as well as a major source of international tensions and a key site of direct US intervention. Two of the most astute analysts of this part of the world are Noam Chomsky, the pre-eminent critic of US foreign policy, and Gilbert Achcar, a leading specialist of the Middle East who lived in that region for many years. In their new book, Chomsky and Achcar bring a keen understanding of the internal dynamics of the Middle East and of the role of the United States, taking up all the key questions of interest to concerned citizens, including such topics as terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, democracy and anti-Arab racism, as well as the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the sources of US foreign policy. Timely, erudite and incisive, Perilous Power provides the best readable introduction for all who wish to understand the complex issues related to the Middle East from a perspective dedicated to peace and justice.

Essential Chomsky, The

Essential Chomsky, The

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2008

What We Say Goes

What We Say Goes

Author: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2007

In this all new collection of conversations, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United States, the deterioration of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of China, and the growing power of the left in Latin America, as well as the Democratic victory in the U.S. midterm elections and its ramifications for the future. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas clearly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight. The latest audiobook from a long-established, trusted partnership, What we Say Goes shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Noam Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today.

Failed States The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

Failed States The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2007

The United States asserts the right to use military force against `failed states' around the globe. But as Noam Chomsky argues in this devastating analysis, America shares features with many of the regimes it insists are failing and constitute a danger to their neighbours. Offering a comprehensive and radical examination of America past and present, Chomsky shows how this lone superpower - which topples foreign governments, invades states that threaten its interests and imposes sanctions on regimes it opposes - has stretched its own democratic institutions to breaking point. And how an America in crisis places the world ever closer to the brink of nuclear and environmental disaster.

Perilous Power The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice

Perilous Power The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice

Author: Noam Chomsky, Gilbert Achcar, Stephan R. Shalom Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/01/2007

The volatile Middle East is the site of vast resources, profound passions, frequent crises, and long-standing conflicts, as well as a major source of international tensions and a key site of direct US intervention. Two of the most astute analysts of this part of the world are Noam Chomsky, the preeminent critic of U.S, foreign policy, and Gilbert Achcar, a leading specialist of the Middle East who lived in that region for many years. In their new book, Chomsky and Achcar bring a keen understanding of the internal dynamics of the Middle East and of the role of the United States, taking up all the key questions of interest to concerned citizens, including such topics as terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, democracy, self-determination, anti-Semitism, and anti-Arab racism, as well as the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the sources of U.S. foreign policy. This book provides the best readable introduction for all who wish to understand the complex issues related to the Middle East from a perspective dedicated to peace and justice.

Masters of Terror Indonesia's Military and Violence in East Timor

Masters of Terror Indonesia's Military and Violence in East Timor

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2006

The terror campaign by pro-Indonesian armed groups before, during, and after East Timor's independence referendum in 1999 was a blatant challenge to the international community as many of the acts of murder, political intimidation, destruction, and mass deportation took place before the eyes of the world. Yet still the ultimate responsibility has been denied and obscured. Masters of Terror provides an authoritative analysis and documentation of the brutal operations carried out by the Indonesian army and its East Timorese allies. The authors carefully assemble detailed accounts of the actions of the major Indonesian officers and East Timorese militia commanders accused of gross human rights violations. This indispensable work explores a horrific frontal attack on democracy and calls for the establishment of an international tribunal for crimes against humanity in East Timor.

Masters of Terror Indonesia's Military and Violence in East Timor

Masters of Terror Indonesia's Military and Violence in East Timor

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2006

The terror campaign by pro-Indonesian armed groups before, during, and after East Timor's independence referendum in 1999 was a blatant challenge to the international community as many of the acts of murder, political intimidation, destruction, and mass deportation took place before the eyes of the world. Yet still the ultimate responsibility has been denied and obscured. Masters of Terror provides an authoritative analysis and documentation of the brutal operations carried out by the Indonesian army and its East Timorese allies. The authors carefully assemble detailed accounts of the actions of the major Indonesian officers and East Timorese militia commanders accused of gross human rights violations. This indispensable work explores a horrific frontal attack on democracy and calls for the establishment of an international tribunal for crimes against humanity in East Timor.

Imperial Ambitions Conversations with Noam Chomsky on the Post 9/11 World

Imperial Ambitions Conversations with Noam Chomsky on the Post 9/11 World

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2006

In this important new collection of interviews with the acclaimed radio journalist David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky discuses U.S. foreign policy in the post-9/11 world. Barsamian has a unique rapport with Chomsky - having conducted more interviews and radio broadcasts with him than any other journalist - and here explores topics Chomsky has never before discussed: the 2004 presidential campaign and election; the future of Social Security; the increasing threat of global warming; and new dangers presented by the United States' ever-deepening entanglement in Iraq. The result is an illuminating dialogue with one of the world's leading thinkers - and a startling picture of the turbulent world in which we live.

WH-Movement Moving On

WH-Movement Moving On

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2006

Wh-movement-the phenomenon by which interrogative words appear at the beginning of interrogative sentences-is one of the central displacement operations of human language. Noam Chomsky's 1977 paper On Wh-Movement, a landmark in the study of wh-movement (and movement in general), showed that this computational operation is the basis of a variety of syntactic constructions that had previously been described in terms of construction-specific rules. Taking Chomsky's paper as a starting point, the contributors to this collection reconsider a number of the issues raised in On Wh-Movement from the perspective of contemporary Minimalist syntactic theory (which explores the thesis that human language is a system optimally designed to meet certain interface conditions imposed by other cognitive systems with which the language faculty interacts). They discuss such wh-movement issues as wh-phrases and pied-piping, the formation of A-bar chains and the copy theory of movement, cyclicity and locality of wh-movement, and the typology of wh-constructions. By reconsidering core characteristics of the wh-movement operation first systematically discussed by Chomsky from the Minimalist perspective, this volume contributes to the further development of the theory of wh-movement and to the general theory of movement. Contributors Brian Agbayani, Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Sandra Chung, Norbert Corver, Caterina Donati, Kleanthes K. Grohmann, Toru Ishii, Heejeong Ko, Howard Lasnik, Philip LeSourd, Chris H. Reintges, Luigi Rizzi, Balazs Suranyi, Akira Watanabe, Henrietta Yang

WH-Movement Moving On

WH-Movement Moving On

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2006

Wh-movement-the phenomenon by which interrogative words appear at the beginning of interrogative sentences-is one of the central displacement operations of human language. Noam Chomsky's 1977 paper On Wh-Movement, a landmark in the study of wh-movement (and movement in general), showed that this computational operation is the basis of a variety of syntactic constructions that had previously been described in terms of construction-specific rules. Taking Chomsky's paper as a starting point, the contributors to this collection reconsider a number of the issues raised in On Wh-Movement from the perspective of contemporary Minimalist syntactic theory (which explores the thesis that human language is a system optimally designed to meet certain interface conditions imposed by other cognitive systems with which the language faculty interacts). They discuss such wh-movement issues as wh-phrases and pied-piping, the formation of A-bar chains and the copy theory of movement, cyclicity and locality of wh-movement, and the typology of wh-constructions. By reconsidering core characteristics of the wh-movement operation first systematically discussed by Chomsky from the Minimalist perspective, this volume contributes to the further development of the theory of wh-movement and to the general theory of movement. Contributors Brian Agbayani, Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, Sandra Chung, Norbert Corver, Caterina Donati, Kleanthes K. Grohmann, Toru Ishii, Heejeong Ko, Howard Lasnik, Philip LeSourd, Chris H. Reintges, Luigi Rizzi, Balazs Suranyi, Akira Watanabe, Henrietta Yang

Power Systems Conversations with David Barsamian on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire

Power Systems Conversations with David Barsamian on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/05/2006

Power Systems is the latest collection of searing insights from intellectual superstar Noam Chomsky. 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 nuclear disaster, the 'class war' fought by U.S. business interests against working people and the poor, the breakdown of mainstream political institutions and the rise of the far right. The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, this collection shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of readers, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today. Praise for Noam Chomsky: 'One of the finest minds of the twentieth century' New Yorker 'Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today' New York Times Book Review 'Will there ever again be a public intellectual who commands the attention of so many across the planet?' New Statesman 'The west's most prominent critic of US imperialism . . . the closest thing in the English-speaking world to an intellectual superstar' Guardian Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects and, most recently, Occupy, all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. He is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio. He has authored several books of interviews with leading political thinkers. www.alternativeradio.org

Failed States

Failed States

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2006

The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "e;failed states"e; around the globe. In this much-anticipated sequel to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, charging the United States with being a "e;failed state,"e; and therefore a danger to its own people and the world."e;Failed states,"e; Chomsky writes, are those "e;that do not protect their citizens from violence and perhaps even destruction, that regard themselves as beyond the reach of domestic or international law, and that suffer from a 'democratic deficit,' having democratic forms but with limited substance."e; Exploring recent U.S. foreign and domestic policies, Chomsky assesses Washington's escalation of nuclear risks; the dangerous consequences of the occupation of Iraq; and Americas's self-exemption from international law. He also examines an American electoral system that frustrates genuine political alternatives, thus impeding any meaningful democracy.Forceful, lucid, and meticulously documented, Failed State: America offers a comprehensive analysis of a global superpower that has long claimed the right to reshape other nations while its own democratic institutions are in severe crisis, and its policies and practices recklessly place the world on the brink of nuclear and environmental disaster. Systematically dismantling America's pretense of being the world's arbiter of democracy, Failed State is Chomsky's most focused- and urgent-critique to date.

Language and Mind

Language and Mind

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2006

This is the third edition of Chomsky's outstanding collection of essays on language and mind, first published in 2006. The first six chapters, originally published in the 1960s, made a groundbreaking contribution to linguistic theory. This edition complements them with an additional chapter and a new preface, bringing Chomsky's influential approach into the twenty-first century. Chapters 1-6 present Chomsky's early work on the nature and acquisition of language as a genetically endowed, biological system (Universal Grammar), through the rules and principles of which we acquire an internalized knowledge (I-language). Over the past fifty years, this framework has sparked an explosion of inquiry into a wide range of languages, and has yielded some major theoretical questions. The final chapter revisits the key issues, reviewing the 'biolinguistic' approach that has guided Chomsky's work from its origins to the present day, and raising some novel and exciting challenges for the study of language and mind.

Language and Mind

Language and Mind

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2006

This is the third edition of Chomsky's outstanding collection of essays on language and mind, first published in 2006. The first six chapters, originally published in the 1960s, made a groundbreaking contribution to linguistic theory. This edition complements them with an additional chapter and a new preface, bringing Chomsky's influential approach into the twenty-first century. Chapters 1-6 present Chomsky's early work on the nature and acquisition of language as a genetically endowed, biological system (Universal Grammar), through the rules and principles of which we acquire an internalized knowledge (I-language). Over the past fifty years, this framework has sparked an explosion of inquiry into a wide range of languages, and has yielded some major theoretical questions. The final chapter revisits the key issues, reviewing the 'biolinguistic' approach that has guided Chomsky's work from its origins to the present day, and raising some novel and exciting challenges for the study of language and mind.

Imperial Ambitions

Imperial Ambitions

Author: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2005

In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policy. In this important program of interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky discusses America's policies in the increasingly unstable world. With his famous insight, lucidity, and redoubtable grasp of history, Chomsky offers his views on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the doctrine of "e;preemptive"e; strikes against so-called rogue states, and the prospects of the second Bush administration, warning of the growing threat to international peace posed by the U.S. drive for domination. In his inimitable style, Chomsky also dissects the propaganda system that fabricates a mythic past and airbrushes inconvenient facts out of history.Barsamian, recipient of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, has conducted more interviews and radio broadcasts with Chomsky than has any other journalist. Enriched by their unique rapport, Imperial Ambitions explores topics Chomsky has never before discussed, among them the 2004 presidential campaign and election, the future of Social Security, and the increasing threat, including devastating weather patterns, of global warming. The result is an illuminating dialogue with one of the leading thinkers of our time-and a startling picture of the turbulent world in which we live.

Media Control The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

Media Control The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2005

Rules and Representations

Rules and Representations

Author: Noam Chomsky, Norbert Hornstein Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2005

As Norbert Hornstein writes in his foreword, it underestimates Chomsky's impact in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology to describe it as immense. In Rules and Representations, Noam Chomsky lays out many of the concepts that have made his approach to linguistics and human cognition so instrumental to our understanding of language. In this influential and controversial work Chomsky draws on philosophy, biology, and the study of the mind to consider the nature of human cognitive capacities, particularly as they are expressed in language. He arrives at his well-known position that there is a universal grammar, genetically determined, structured in the human mind, and common to all human languages. Aside from his examination of the various principles of the universal grammar-its rules and representations -Chomsky considers the biological basis of language capabilities and the possibility of studying mental structures and capacities in the manner of the natural sciences. Finally, he also explores whether there may be similar grammars of perception, art, human nature, scientific reasoning, and the unconscious. Based on Chomsky's lively 1978 Woodbridge Lectures, this edition, first published in 1980, contains revised versions of the original lectures and two new essays. It also includes an extensive foreword by Norbert Hornstein, discussing Chomsky's ideas and their wide-ranging impact.

Rules and Representations

Rules and Representations

Author: Noam Chomsky, Norbert Hornstein Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2005

As Norbert Hornstein writes in his foreword, it underestimates Chomsky's impact in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology to describe it as immense. In Rules and Representations, Noam Chomsky lays out many of the concepts that have made his approach to linguistics and human cognition so instrumental to our understanding of language. In this influential and controversial work Chomsky draws on philosophy, biology, and the study of the mind to consider the nature of human cognitive capacities, particularly as they are expressed in language. He arrives at his well-known position that there is a universal grammar, genetically determined, structured in the human mind, and common to all human languages. Aside from his examination of the various principles of the universal grammar-its rules and representations -Chomsky considers the biological basis of language capabilities and the possibility of studying mental structures and capacities in the manner of the natural sciences. Finally, he also explores whether there may be similar grammars of perception, art, human nature, scientific reasoning, and the unconscious. Based on Chomsky's lively 1978 Woodbridge Lectures, this edition, first published in 1980, contains revised versions of the original lectures and two new essays. It also includes an extensive foreword by Norbert Hornstein, discussing Chomsky's ideas and their wide-ranging impact.

At War With Asia Essays on Indochina

At War With Asia Essays on Indochina

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2004

Hegemony or Survival America's Quest for Global Dominance

Hegemony or Survival America's Quest for Global Dominance

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2004

Hegemony or Survival is Noam Chomsky's essential polemic on American foreign policy. Noam Chomsky, the world's foremost intellectual activist, presents an irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total domination and the catastrophic consequences that are sure to follow. From the funding of repressive regimes to the current 'war on terror', from the toppling of governments opposing its beliefs to the invasion of Iraq, America pursues its global strategy no matter what the cost. With the rigour and insight that have made him our most important unraveller of accredited lies, Noam Chomsky reveals the truth and the true motives behind America's quest for dominance - and seeks also to show how the world may yet step back from the brink. 'A devastating history of American foreign policy since 1945 as well as a dissection of the current war on terror ' Tim Adams, Observer 'Anybody who thinks about American foreign policy has to read and contemplate Hegemony or Survival' Independent 'One of the radical heroes of our age. A towering intellect' Guardian Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes, Hopes and Prospects, How the World Works and Occupy, all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin.

The Generative Enterprise Revisited Discussions with Riny Huybregts, Henk van Riemsdijk, Naoki Fukui and Mihoko Zushi

The Generative Enterprise Revisited Discussions with Riny Huybregts, Henk van Riemsdijk, Naoki Fukui and Mihoko Zushi

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2004

Spanning more than two decades of thinking about generative approaches to Universal Grammar, the two interviews with Noam Chomsky in this book permit a rare and illuminating insight into his views on numerous issues in linguistics and beyond. The first discussion dates from the early days of the so-called Government Binding Theory, the second one took place after a decade of Minimalism. Thereby the evolution and the dynamics in linguistic theorizing are dramatically revealed. Scholars of grammar, cognitive scientists, philosophers will profit by reading this book, but anyone with an ardent interest in this marvellous, eminently human achievement of evolution called language will want to read about it in the words of the undisputed grand master of linguistic research, Noam Chomsky.

Letters from Lexington Reflections on Propaganda

Letters from Lexington Reflections on Propaganda

Author: Noam Chomsky, Edward Herman Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2004

The original edition of Letters from Lexington, first published in 1993, solidified Noam Chomsky's position as American's most distinguished critic of the media. In this new, updated edition, a new chapter, 'What makes the Mainstream Media Mainstream', offers Chomsky's latest thinking on the role of the media in a rapidly changing word -- especially in justifying US government and corporate actions. Throughout the book, Chomsky's analysis of the politics of the Reagan and earlier Bush administrations offer a striking and surprisingly prescient perspective on the events, key players and policies that shape America's national agenda under the current presidency of George W. Bush and the 'War on Terrorism'. Chomsky explores media coverage of events and issues including the Middle East 'peace process', the US invasion of Panama, the first Gulf War, the UN, the Soviet Union, the coup in Haiti, and democracy and terrorism generally. Letters from Lexington has been called an indispensable antidote to TV 'news' and the verities found in major daily newspaper such as the New York Times. Perfect as an introduction to Chomsky's thought more generally, it will be of particular interest to students of media studies and anyone who wants an up-to-date account of the relationship of the new US administration with the media and what impact it is having on foreign and domestic US policy.

Letters From Lexington Reflections on Propaganda

Letters From Lexington Reflections on Propaganda

Author: Noam Chomsky, Edward Herman Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2004

The original edition of Letters from Lexington, first published in 1993, solidified Noam Chomsky's position as American's most distinguished critic of the media. In this new, updated edition, a new chapter, What makes the Mainstream Media Mainstream, offers Chomsky's latest thinking on the role of the media in a rapidly changing word - especially in justifying US government and corporate actions. Throughout the book, Chomsky's analysis of the politics of the Reagan and earlier Bush administrations offer a striking and surprisingly prescient perspective on the events, key players and policies that shape America's national agenda under the current presidency of George W. Bush and the 'War on Terrorism'. Chomsky explores media coverage of events and issues including the Middle East 'peace process', the US invasion of Panama, the first Gulf War, the UN, the Soviet Union, the coup in Haiti, and democracy and terrorism generally. Perfect as an introduction to Chomsky's thought more generally, it will be of particular interest to anyone who wants an up-to-date account of the relationship of the new US administration with the media and what impact it is having on foreign and domestic US policy.

Chomsky on Miseducation

Chomsky on Miseducation

Author: Noam Chomsky, Donaldo Macedp Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2004

Noam Chomsky's prolific writings have made him one of the most-quoted educators in history--the only living writer on a most-cited list that includes Plato, Shakespeare, and Freud. Yet until now, no book has systematically offered Chomsky's influential writings on education. In Chomsky on MisEducation, Noam Chomsky encourages a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, and broadening our view of new models of public education. Chomsky weaves global technological change and the primacy of responsible media with the democratic role of schools and higher education. A truly democratic society, he argues, cannot thrive in a rapidly changing world unless our approach to education_formal and otherwise_is dramatically reformed. Chomsky's critique of how our current educational system 'miseducates' students_and his prescriptions for change_are essential reading for teachers, parents, school administrators, activists, and anyone concerned about the future.

Distorted Morality America's War on Terror - a Two DVD set

Distorted Morality America's War on Terror - a Two DVD set

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: DVD-ROM Release Date: 01/12/2003

Understanding Power The Indispensable Chomsky

Understanding Power The Indispensable Chomsky

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2003

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

Hegemony or Survival

Hegemony or Survival

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2003

The world's foremost intellectual activist narrates his 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. Our earth and its skies are, for the Bush administration, the final frontiers of imperial control. In Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this moment, what kind of peril we find ourselves in, and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species.With the striking logic that is his trademark, Chomsky dissects America's quest for global supremacy, tracking the U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of policies intended to achieve "e;full spectrum dominance"e; at any cost. He lays out vividly how the various strands of policy cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threatens our survival. In our era, he argues, empire is a recipe for an earthly wasteland.Lucid, rigorous, and thoroughly documented, Hegemony or Survival promises to be Chomsky's most urgent and sweeping work in years, certain to spark widespread debate.

Middle East Illusions Including Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood

Middle East Illusions Including Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/03/2003

This volume presents chapters written by the author about the myths behind the peace process, the second Palestinian Intifada, and the Bush administration's response to the September 11 attacks on the United States, including its drive toward another war with Iraq.

Middle East Illusions Including Peace in the Middle East? : Reflections on Justice and Nationhood

Middle East Illusions Including Peace in the Middle East? : Reflections on Justice and Nationhood

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2003

What are the roots of the Israel-Palestinian conflict? Why has the US-brokered peace process repeatedly failed to deliver peace? What are the prospects for a just resolution? What interests underlie current US strategic doctrines in the Middle East, especially in its redeclared war on terrorism after 9-11, and how do we look beyond them to find more peaceful and viable alternatives? These are among the current and long-standing questions Noam Chomsky takes up in this book, presenting recent chapters written by him about the myths behind the peace process, the second Palestinian Intifada (which began in September 2000 and continues today in defiance of Israeli repression) and the Bush administration's response to the September 11 attacks on the United States, including its drive toward another war with Iraq. Including the full text of Chomsky's earlier book, Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood , written during the crucial period spanning the Six-Day and 1973 wars, events that continue to define and deeply influence the world today, this work presents in-depth analysis covering several decades, making it a rich analysis of the region's geopolitics. Noam Chomsky is recognised internationally for his critical analysis of the Middle East. His thoroughly documented research draws on an immense range of sources including rarely discussed Hebrew texts, declassified government planning documents and other sources all too often overlooked in discussion of the US role in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Objectivity And Liberal Scholarship

Objectivity And Liberal Scholarship

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2003

Chomsky on Democracy and Education

Chomsky on Democracy and Education

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2002

Engaging and incisive, Chomsky on Democracy and Education is the first collection of writings, talks, and interviews, some previously unpublished, of his views on language, power, policy, and method in education.

Chomsky on Democracy and Education

Chomsky on Democracy and Education

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/12/2002

Engaging and incisive, Chomsky on Democracy and Education is the first collection of writings, talks, and interviews, some previously unpublished, of his views on language, power, policy, and method in education.

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2002

'Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.' New York Times Book Review'One of the radical heroes of our age ... A towering intellect ... Powerful, always provocative.' Guardian'Our greatest unraveller of accredited lies.' New Statesman'An exploder of received truths.' New York Times'On the one hand we have the established media, the respectable community of foreign affairs analysts, the government--and on the other, Noam Chomsky.' The Nation'Thank God for Noam Chomsky.' Robert Fisk, The IndependentThis new, fully updated edition of Chomsky's classic dissection of terrorism explores the role of the US in the Middle East and reveals how the media are used to manipulate public opinion about what constitutes 'terrorism'. With several new chapters on the global crisis stemming from the events of September 11, as well as the original sections on Iran and the bombing of Libya, this is a brilliant account of the workings of state terrorism by the world's foremost critic of US imperialism.New chapters cover the second Palestinian Intifada - or War of Stones - that began in October 2000; A detailed account of the impact that September 11 has had on US foreign policy in the Middle East; Chomsky's deconstruction of depictions and perceptions of terrorism since September 11.

On Nature and Language

On Nature and Language

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2002

In On Nature and Language Noam Chomsky develops his thinking on the relation between language, mind and brain, integrating current research in linguistics into the burgeoning field of neuroscience. This 2002 volume begins with a lucid introduction by the editors Adriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi. This is followed by some of Chomsky's writings on these themes, together with a penetrating interview in which Chomsky provides the clearest and most elegant introduction to current theory available. It should make his Minimalist Program accessible to all. The volume concludes with an essay on the role of intellectuals in society and government. Nature and Language is a significant landmark in the development of linguistic theory. It will be welcomed by students and researchers in theoretical linguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive science and politics, as well as anyone interested in the development of Chomsky's thought.

On Nature and Language

On Nature and Language

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2002

In On Nature and Language Noam Chomsky develops his thinking on the relation between language, mind and brain, integrating current research in linguistics into the burgeoning field of neuroscience. This 2002 volume begins with a lucid introduction by the editors Adriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi. This is followed by some of Chomsky's writings on these themes, together with a penetrating interview in which Chomsky provides the clearest and most elegant introduction to current theory available. It should make his Minimalist Program accessible to all. The volume concludes with an essay on the role of intellectuals in society and government. Nature and Language is a significant landmark in the development of linguistic theory. It will be welcomed by students and researchers in theoretical linguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive science and politics, as well as anyone interested in the development of Chomsky's thought.

Culture of Terrorism

Culture of Terrorism

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2002

With a detailed critique of Irangate, Culture of Terrorism demonstrates how America's ruling elite perpetrates a particularly vile form of cultural imperialism - accusing America's enemies of precisely those 'terrorist' attributes that might more accurately describe the actions of America itself.

Class Warfare

Class Warfare

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2002

Western societies are divided more clearly than ever before into the haves and the have-nots, the needy and the greedy. In addition, neoliberal doctrines have been reshaped into more effective instruments of oppression and domination. Through a fascinating dialogue with long-time collaborator and fellow activist David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky explores this growing economic and social crisis, arguing that it is now acceptable political discourse to discuss class warfare. Chomsky focuses his customarily critical eye on a range of themes and issues - from Israel to East Timor, from the US federal reserve to women's rights, from transport subsidies to the dangers of devolution - and touches on some of his more personal concerns, such as his teaching, his critics and local labour disputes. Class Warfare is challenging, thought-provoking, illuminating and profound, and a powerful road-map to the emerging global capitalism.

The New Intifada Resisting Israel's Apartheid

The New Intifada Resisting Israel's Apartheid

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/10/2001

Frustrated by the failure of the peace process to end the occupation, and outraged by Ariel Sharon's invasion of the Haram Al-Sharif in East Jerusalem, the Palestinian population of Israel and the Occupied Territories rose up in September 2000. The second Intifada has raged ever since. In these pages, a group of writers and analysts, many of the directly involved in the conflict, trace the origins of the uprising, its consequences for the Palestinian people and the Israeli state, and its likely impact on the future of peace in the Middle East. They discuss the role of the United States in the conflict, pick apart the fraudulence of the Oslo accords, examine the brutal response of the Barak and Sharon governments, and critically appraise the strategy of the Palestinian leadership. In addition, several contributors provide eloquent first-hand reports from the front line of the Intifada - from the streets of Jerusalem and Gaza, to the refugee camps in Lebanon and schools on the West Bank. Photographs provide searing testimony to the heroism and costs of the resistance. Maps illustrate the stranglehold Israel continues to exert over the Palestinian territories. The case for an international grass roots movement in support of Palestinian rights is made with urgency and persuasive clarity. Contributors: Ali Abunimah, Ghassan Andoni, Omar Barghouti, Nidal Barham, Azmi Bishara, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Muna Hamzeh, Hussein Ibish, Jan de Jong, Jennifer Loewenstein, Nancy Murray, Allegra Pacheco, Mouin Rabbani, Glenn Robinson, Sara Roy, Edward Said, Salman Abu Sitta, Ahdaf Soueif, Mayssoun Sukarieh. Gila Svirsky, and Alison Weir.

War and Peace in the Gulf Testimonies of the Gulf Peace Team

War and Peace in the Gulf Testimonies of the Gulf Peace Team

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2001

Propaganda and the Public Mind Conversations with David Barsamian

Propaganda and the Public Mind Conversations with David Barsamian

Author: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2001

'One of the radical heroes of our age ...A towering intellect.' The Guardian 'A superb polemicist who combines fluency of language with a formidable intellect.' The Observer 'Must be read by everyone concerned with public affairs.' Edward Said World renowned dissident Noam Chomsky offers insight into the institutions that shape the public mind in the service of power and profit. He discusses a range of issues, including the global growth in inequality and the military escapades of the United States. Chomsky offers hope for the future and shows how ordinary citizens, if they work together, have the power to make meaningful change. This collection draws on interviews with Chomsky that have never before been published.

Propaganda and the Public Mind Conversations with David Barsamian

Propaganda and the Public Mind Conversations with David Barsamian

Author: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2001

An invitation to take part in a conversation with one of the great minds of our time. First published in 2001, this book collects a series of discussions with the journalist David Barsamian. It is the perfect complement to Chomsky's major works of media study such as Manufacturing Consent and Necessary Illusions. Events discussed in detail are the so-called 'Battle of Seattle' protests against the World Trade Organisation, US involvement in East Timor, and the beginning of the movement towards a second Iraq War.

Chomsky on Mis-Education

Chomsky on Mis-Education

Author: Noam Chomsky, Donaldo Macedo Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2000

Noam Chomsky's prolific writings have made him the most cited educators in history-the only living writer on a most-cited list that includes Plato, Shakespeare, and Freud. Yet until now no book has systematically offered Chomsky's influential writings on education. In this book Noam Chomsky encourages a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, and broadening our view of new models of public education. A truly democratic society, he argues, cannot thrive in a rapidly changing world unless our approach to education-formal and otherwise-is dramatically reformed. Chomsky's critique of how our current educational system miseducates students-and his prescriptions for change-are essential reading for teachers, parents, school administrators, activists, and anyone concerned about the future.

New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

Author: Noam Chomsky, Neil Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/04/2000

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 and fresh perspectives on issues of general interest, ranging from the mind-body problem to the unification of science. Using a range of imaginative and deceptively simple linguistic analyses, Chomsky defends the view that knowledge of language is internal to the human mind. He argues that a proper study of language must deal with this mental construct. According to Chomsky, therefore, human language is a 'biological object' and should be analyzed using the methodology of the sciences. His examples and analyses come together in this book to give a unique and compelling perspective on language and the mind.

New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind

Author: Noam Chomsky, Neil Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/04/2000

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 and fresh perspectives on issues of general interest, ranging from the mind-body problem to the unification of science. Using a range of imaginative and deceptively simple linguistic analyses, Chomsky defends the view that knowledge of language is internal to the human mind. He argues that a proper study of language must deal with this mental construct. According to Chomsky, therefore, human language is a 'biological object' and should be analyzed using the methodology of the sciences. His examples and analyses come together in this book to give a unique and compelling perspective on language and the mind.

The New Military Humanism Lessons From Kosovo

The New Military Humanism Lessons From Kosovo

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1999

'A powerful and convincing alternative framework for understanding the NATO war on Yugoslavia.' Edward S. Herman 'Thank God for Noam Chomsky ...Ruthless in his analysis of Nato's lies, relentless in his emphasis on the parallels between Kosovo, Central America and Turkey, he believes that this year's bombardment of Serbia undermines what is left of international law.' Robert Fisk, The Independent The crisis in Kosovo has excited passion and visionary exaltation of a kind rarely witnessed. The events have been portrayed as a 'New Humanism', timed fortuitously with a new millennium, which will displace the crass and narrow interest politics of a mean-spirited past. But is this New Humanism guided by power interests or by humanitarian concern? Is the resort to force undertaken 'in the name of principles and values as professed? Or are we witnessing something more crass and familiar? The New Military Humanism is Chomsky at his best: a brilliant and revealing analysis, offering lessons for us all and sounding a clear alarm which none should ignore.

The New Military Humanism Lessons From Kosovo

The New Military Humanism Lessons From Kosovo

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1999

The crisis in Kosovo has excited passion and visionary exaltation of a kind rarely witnessed. The events have been portrayed as a 'new humanism', timed fortuitously with a new millennium, which will displace the crass and narrow interest politics of a mean-spirited past. But is this new humanism guided by power interests or by humanitarian concern? Is the resort to force undertaken 'in the name of principles and values', as professed? Or are we witnessing something more crass and familiar? The New Military Humanism is Chomsky at his best: a brilliant and revealing analysis, offering lessons for us all and sounding a clear alarm which none should ignore.

Essential Classics in Politics Noam Chomsky

Essential Classics in Politics Noam Chomsky

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: CD-ROM Release Date: 04/06/1999

The essential works of Noam Chomsky on CD-ROM. Included are the full texts of Turning the Tide ; World Orders, Old and New ; The Culture of Terrorism ; Necessary Illusions ; Thought Control in Democratic Societies ; Powers and Prospects ; Reflections on Human Nature and Social Order ; Class Warfare and The Fateful Triangle . The CD-ROM format, using Adobe software, enables the user to access all of Chomsky's writings on themes such as the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America, US foreign policy, post Cold War politics, globalisation, democracy and the media.

Fateful Triangle

Fateful Triangle

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/1999

Since its original publication in 1983, Fateful Triangle has become a classic in the fields of political science and Middle East affairs. This new edition features new chapters and a new introduction by Noam Chomsky and a foreword by Edward Said.Examining America's search for a 'reliable ally' in the Middle East, Chomsky untangles the intricacies of the US-Israeli-Palestinian relationship and lays bare the contortions, lies and misinformation that have been used over the years to obscure the real agenda. In the process he reveals the extent to which modern nation-states make claims for peace while actively pursuing very different objectives. In three new chapters Chomsky examines the Palestinian Uprising, the 'Limited War' in Lebanon and the Israeli-PLO Accords after the Oslo signings. This is a timely and much-needed corrective to the mythmaking that has obscured the real history of peace negotiations in the Middle East.

The Fateful Triangle The United States, Israel and the Palestinians

The Fateful Triangle The United States, Israel and the Palestinians

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/12/1998

Since its original publication in 1983, Fateful Triangle has become a classic in the fields of political science and Middle East affairs. This new edition features new chapters and a new introduction by Noam Chomsky and a foreword by Edward Said. Examining America's search for a 'reliable ally' in the Middle East, Chomsky untangles the intricacies of the US-Israeli-Palestinian relationship and lays bare the contortions, lies and misinformation that have been used over the years to obscure the real agenda. In the process he reveals the extent to which modern nation-states make claims for peace while actively pursuing very different objectives. In three new chapters Chomsky examines the Palestinian Uprising, the 'Limited War' in Lebanon and the Israeli-PLO Accords after the Oslo signings. This is a timely and much-needed corrective to the mythmaking that has obscured the real history of peace negotiations in the Middle East.

Profits Over People Neoliberalism and the New Order

Profits Over People Neoliberalism and the New Order

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/12/1998

World Orders, Old and New

World Orders, Old and New

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/1997

'The most we can hope for I suppose is that every reporter might one day carry World Orders, Old and New around in his back pocket' Robert Fisk, Independent'Chomsky's work is neither theoretical, nor ideological: it is passionate and righteous. It has some of the qualities of Revelations, the Old Testament prophets and Blake' Ken Jowitt, TLSFor those who pursue justice and have an interest in the future of the planet World Orders, Old and New is compulsory reading' Catholic HeraldIn this widely acclaimed study of global politics, Chomsky offers a devastating critique of conventional definitions of the 'new world order'. It is, he argues, nothing more than an ingenious piece of 'historical engineering', whereby the pretexts for the Cold War - nuclear threat, Eastern Bloc menace - have been deftly replaced by a new set of convenient justifications for a Western agenda that remains largely unchanged.Now with a new and extensive epilogue on the Middle East, World Orders Old And New is as relevant now as when it was first published.

World Orders, Old and New

World Orders, Old and New

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1997

In this widely acclaimed study of global politics, Chomsky offers a devastating critique of conventional definitions of the `new world order'. It is, he argues, nothing more than an ingenious piece of `historical engineering', whereby the pretexts for the Cold War - nuclear threat, Eastern Bloc menace - have been deftly replaced by a new set of convenient justifications for a Western agenda that remains largely unchanged. Now with a new and extensive epilogue on the Middle East, World Orders Old And New is as relevant now as when it was first published.

World Orders Old and New

World Orders Old and New

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/1996

This thought-provoking work is based upon a series of three lectures given by professor Chomsky as Charles Ledlund Distinguished Professor at the American University in Cairo. It is published by arrangement with the American University in Cairo Press.

Powers and Prospects

Powers and Prospects

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/1996

'Powers and Prospects - Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order adds another controversial volume to Chomsky's already tottering pile on language and politics ... This political chapters, by contrast, boil with barely restrained moral outrage and passion ... A powerful section covers the British and Us role is organizing and supporting Suharto's murderous military coup of 1965, which resulted in the slaughter of some 600 000 people...Chomsky presents here a timely review of the western-backed massacres in East Timor ... Chomsky, as ever, remains one of the few people willing to put the true value of all three in their proper perspective' The EcologistFrom East Timor to the Middle East, 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. Chomsky lifts the veil of distortions that conceals the workings of history and social policy, and reveals how the 'new' world order is little more than a remarketing of the same old disorder. His refreshingly clear views of the world and the nature of things are supported by a wealth of detail.

Studies on Semantics in Generative Grammar

Studies on Semantics in Generative Grammar

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/1996

The Minimalist Program

The Minimalist Program

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/1995

The Minimalist Program consists of four recent essays that attempt to situate linguistic theory in the broader cognitive sciences. In these essays the minimalist approach to linguistic theory is formulated and progressively developed. Building on the theory of principles and parameters and, in particular, on principles of economy of derivation and representation, the minimalist framework takes Universal Grammar as providing a unique computational system, with derivations driven by morphological properties, to which the syntactic variation of languages is also restricted. Within this theoretical framework, linguistic expressions are generated by optimally efficient derivations that must satisfy the conditions that hold on interface levels, the only levels of linguistic representation. The interface levels provide instructions to two types of performance systems, articulatory-perceptual and conceptual-intentional. All syntactic conditions, then, express properties of these interface levels, reflecting the interpretive requirements of language and keeping to very restricted conceptual resources.The EssaysPrinciples and Parameters TheorySome Notes on Economy of Derivation and RepresentationA Minimalist Program for Linguistic TheoryCategories and Transformations in a Minimalist Framework

Manufacturing Consent The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Manufacturing Consent The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Author: Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/1995

Contrary to the usual image of the press as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in its search for truth, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news. They skilfully dissect the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the news. They reveal how issues are framed and topics chosen, and contrast the double standards underlying accounts of free elections, a free press, and governmental repression between Nicaragua and El Salvador; between the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the American invasion of Vietnam; between the genocide in Cambodia under a pro-American government and genocide under Pol Pot. What emerges from this groundbreaking work is an account of just how propagandistic our mass media are, and how we can learn to read them and see their function in a radically new way.

Radical Priorities

Radical Priorities

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1995

Noam Chomsky Critical Assessments

Noam Chomsky Critical Assessments

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/12/1993

The publication in 1957 of Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures ushered in the era of what can properly be termed, Modern Linguistics: the science of language. This critical assessment brings together over 100 papers on every area of Chomsky's work revealing how pervasive his influence has been on all aspects of modern thought, from linguistics to philosophy, psychology, computer science, social theory, political analysis and literary theory. Carlos Otero is one of the world's leading interpreters of Chomsky's ideas and provides in this book a uniquely comprehensive assessment of his contribution to modern thought.

Noam Chomsky Critical Assessments: Cognitive Science and Language Acquisition

Noam Chomsky Critical Assessments: Cognitive Science and Language Acquisition

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/12/1993

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Lectures on Government and Binding The Pisa Lectures

Lectures on Government and Binding The Pisa Lectures

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/1993

The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties of the 'language organ'. The series comprises high quality monographs and collected volumes that address such issues. The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon.

Deterring Democracy

Deterring Democracy

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/1992

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 pre-eminent military power, but American economic might has declined drastically in the face of competition, first from Germany and Japan and more recently from the newly prosperous countries elsewhere. In this book, Noam Chomsky points to the potentially catastrophic consequences of this imbalance. He reveals a world in which the United States exploits its advantage ruthlessly to enforce its national interests - and in the process destroys weaker nations. Deterring Democracy offers a devastating analysis of American Imperialism, drawing alarming connections between its repression of information inside the US and its aggressive empire-building abroad.

The Sound Pattern of English

The Sound Pattern of English

Author: Noam Chomsky, M. Halle Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/1991

Since this classic work in phonology was published in 1968, there has been no other book that gives as broad a view of the subject, combining generally applicable theoretical contributions with analysis of the details of a single language. The theoretical issues raised in The Sound Pattern of English continue to be critical to current phonology, and in many instances the solutions proposed by Chomsky and Halle have yet to be improved upon.Noam Chomsky and Morris Halle are Institute Professors of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT.

Necessary Illusions

Necessary Illusions

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/1990

'A towering intellect ... powerful, always provocative.' Guardian'A superb polemicist who combines fluency of language with a formidable intellect.' Observer'Must be read by everyone concerned with public affairs.' Edward SaidNecessary Illusions explodes the myth of an independent media, intent on uncovering the truth at any cost. Noam Chomsky demonstrates that, in practice, the media in the developed world serve the interests of state and corporate power - despite protestations to the contrary. While individual journalists strive to abide by high standards of professionalism and integrity in their work, their paymasters - the media corporations - ultimately decide what we view, hear and read.Rigorously documented, Necessary Illusions continues Chomsky's celebrated tradition of profoundly insightful indictments of US foreign and domestic institutions and tears away the veneer of propaganda that portrays the media as the servant of free speech and democracy.

Current Issues in Linguistic Theory

Current Issues in Linguistic Theory

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/1988

Language and Problems of Knowledge The Managua Lectures

Language and Problems of Knowledge The Managua Lectures

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1987

Language and Problems of Knowledge is Noam Chomsky's most accessible statement on the nature, origins, and current concerns of the field of linguistics. He frames the lectures with four fundamental questions: What do we know when we are able to speak and understand a language? How is this knowledge acquired? How do we use this knowledge? What are the physical mechanisms involved in the representation, acquisition, and use of this knowledge? Starting from basic concepts, Chomsky sketches the present state of our answers to these questions and offers prospects for future research. Much of the discussion revolves around our understanding of basic human nature (that we are unique in being able to produce a rich, highly articulated, and complex language on the basis of quite rudimentary data), and it is here that Chomsky's ideas on language relate to his ideas on politics.The initial versions of these lectures were given at the Universidad Centroamericana in Managua, Nicaragua, in March 1986. A parallel set of lectures on contemporary political issues given at the same time has been published by South End Press under the title On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures. Language and Problems of Knowledge is sixteenth in the series Current Studies in Linguistics, edited by Jay Keyser.

Turning the Tide

Turning the Tide

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1987

Turning the Tide succinctly and powerfully addresses three interrelated questions: What is the aim and impact of US Central American policy? What factors in US society support and oppose current policy? And how can concerned citizens affect future policy? Though his prime focus is El Salvador and Nicaragua, Chomsky also addresses relations throughout the region and relates these to superpower conflicts and the overall role of the Cold War in contemporary international relations.Turning the Tide shows how US Central American policies implement broader US economic, military, and social aims even while describing their impact on the lives of people in Central America. A particularly revealing focus of Chomsky's argument is the world of US academia and media, which Chomsky analyzes in detail to explain why the US public is so misinformed about our government's policies.Whether the US initiates a major invasion in Central America or instead continues to support reaction throughout the region by economic pressure, CIA intervention, and proxy military activity, many US citizens will want to argue for a more humane policy. Chomsky provides the most compelling available analyses of what is going on, why, and what concerned citizens can do about it.

Knowledge of Language Its Nature, Origins, and Use

Knowledge of Language Its Nature, Origins, and Use

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/1986

Why do we know so much more than we have evidence for in certain areas, and so much less in others? In tackling these questions--Plato's and Orwell's problem--Chomsky again demonstrates his unequalled capacity to integrate vast amounts of material...A clear introduction to current thinking on grammatical theory. David W. Lightfoot, University of Maryland I feel that it is his most persuasive defense of the idea that the study of linguistic structure provides insight into the human mind. Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington This is an excellent contribution to the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind...The best available introduction to Chomsky's current ideas on syntax made accessible to the non-specialist. Julius M. Moravcsik, Stanford Unviersity

Knowledge of Language Its Nature, Origin, and Use

Knowledge of Language Its Nature, Origin, and Use

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/1985

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.

Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding

Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1982

Noam Chomsky, more than any other researcher, has radically restructured the study of human language over the past several decades. While the study of government and binding is an outgrowth of Chomsky's earlier work in transformational grammar, it represents a significant shift in focus and a new direction of investigation into the fundamentals of linguistic theory.This monograph consolidates and extends this new approach. It serves as a concise introduction to government-binding theory, applies it to several new domains of empirical data, and proposes some revisions to the principles of the theory that lead to greater unification, descriptive scope, and explanatory depth.Earlier work in the theory of grammar was concerned primarily with rule systems. The accent in government-binding theory, however, is on systems of principles of universal grammar. In the course of this book, Chomsky proposes and evaluates various general principles that limit and constrain the types of rules that are possible, and the ways they interact and function. In particular, he proposes that rule systems are in fact highly restricted in variety: only a finite number of grammars are attainable in principle, and these fall into a limited set of types. Another consequence of this shift in focus is the change of emphasis from derivations to representations. The major topic in the study of syntactic representations is the analysis of empty categories, which is a central theme of the book. After his introductory comments and a chapter on the variety of rule system, Chomsky takes up, in turn, the general properties of empty categories, the functional determination of empty categories, parasitic gaps, and binding theory and the typology of empty categories. The book is the sixth in the series Linguistic Inquiry Monographs, edited by Samuel Jay Keyser.

Topics in the Theory of Generative Grammar

Topics in the Theory of Generative Grammar

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1978

The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory

The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/1975

The work written by the noted American linguist two decades ago explains the basic principles of transformational generative grammar, its relation to the general structure of an adequate language theory, and its specific application to English.

Questions on Form and Interpretation

Questions on Form and Interpretation

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1975

Problems Of Knowledge And Freedom

Problems Of Knowledge And Freedom

Author: Noam Chomsky Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1971