Keeping the rabble in line: interviews with David Barsamian

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Common Courage Press, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 319 pages
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From one of the world's most formidable political cartographers, Noam Chomsky, a map to the emerging global economic regime. He outlines his views on a wide range of issues, including health care, global warming and more. [politics]

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Contents

Introduction
3
They Dont Even Know That They Know
35
Race
61
Class
105
Media Knowledge and Objectivity
147
Crime and Gun Control
175
The Emerging Global Economic Order
203
Reflections on Democracy
241
Health Care
271
Index
309
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About the author (1994)

Noam Avram Chomsky was born December 7, 1928, in Philadelphia. Son of a Russian emigrant who was a Hebrew scholar, Chomsky was exposed at a young age to the study of language and principles of grammar. During the 1940s, he began developing socialist political leanings through his encounters with the New York Jewish intellectual community. Chomsky received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. He conducted much of his research at Harvard University. In 1955, he began teaching at MIT, eventually holding the Ferrari P. Ward Chair of Modern Language and Linguistics. Today Chomsky is highly regarded as both one of America's most prominent linguists and most notorious social critics and political activists. His academic reputation began with the publication of Syntactic Structures in 1957. Within a decade, he became known as an outspoken intellectual opponent of the Vietnam War. Chomsky has written many books on the links between language, human creativity, and intelligence, including Language and Mind (1967) and Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (1985). He also has written dozens of political analyses, including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), Chronicles of Dissent (1992), and The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (1993).

David Barsamian is the director of Alternative Radio in Boulder, Colorado. He is the author of numerous books, including Targeting Iran and What We Say Goes (with Noam Chomsky).

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