Chomsky on Anarchism

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ReadHowYouWant, 2010 - Anarchism - 566 pages
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We all know what Noam Chomsky is against. His scathing analysis of everything that's wrong with our society reaches more and more people every day. His brilliant critiques of - among other things - capitalism, imperialism, domestic repression, and government propaganda, have become mini-publishing industries unto themselves. But, in this flood of publishing and republishing, very little ever gets said about what exactly Chomsky stands for, his own personal politics, his vision of the future. Not, that is, until Chomsky on Anarchism, a groundbreaking new book that shows a different side of this best-selling author; the anarchist principles that have guided him since he was a teenager. This collection of Chomsky's essays and interviews includes numerous pieces that have never been published before, as well as rare material that first saw the light of day in hard-to-find pamphlets and anarchist periodicals. Taken together, they paint a fresh picture of Chomsky, showing his life-long involvement with the anarchist community, his constant commitment to nonhierarchical models of political organization, and his hopes for a future world without rulers. For anyone who's been touched by Chomsky's trenchant analysis of our current situation, as well as anyone looking for an intelligent and coherent discussion of anarchism itself, Chomsky on Anarchism will be one of this season's most exciting, and surprising, reads.

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User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

As an introduction to anarchist theory for someone who knows only the conceptual framework, this was very helpful. And also very frustrating. The vast majority of people have no idea what anarchism is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Billie Pritchett - Goodreads

UPDATE: I re-read this book Monday, February 3, 2014. I don't think my views of the book have changed much since I wrote the review I did below on January 16, 2010. Actually, though, I should say that ... Read full review

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