For reasons of state
An essential record of Chomsky's political and social thought as it was sharpened during the upheavals in domestic and international affairs of the early 1970s, For Reasons of State includes articles on the war in Vietnam and the "wider war" in Laos and Cambodia, an extensive dissection of the Pentagon Papers, reflections on the role of force in international affairs, essays on civil disobedience and the use of the university, and a now-classic introduction to anarchism. These essays reveal very different facets of Chomsky's power as a thinker, from his uncanny ability to join abstract philosophical considerations with the concrete political realities of his time, to his singular capacity to mount withering, fact-based critiques of American foreign policy. Following the recent release of American Power and the New Mandarins, For Reasons of State is a major addition to the intellectual history of the Vietnam era.
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I picked this up on the cheap primarily for the "Notes on Anarchism" essay and the intro by Arundhati Roy. Well worth it. Very very good stuff here.
Review: For Reasons of StateUser Review - Joe - Goodreads
This book is a great technical treatment of Vietnam era malfeasance by the US government. Honestly, though, it is probably the densest book I have ever read and it takes a long time to read and even ... Read full review