Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent

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ECW Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 237 pages
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This biography tells the story of how the great intellect of Noam Chomsky was shaped. It describes the political and intellectual contexts that helped form the unyielding principles by which Chomsky lives, and the arenas of scholarship, political action, and ideology to which he still contributes. Along the way, the book provides an engaging political history of the last several decades, and many insights into how history too often gets rewritten. Chomsky's views on the uses and misuses of the university are highlighted, as are his doubts about the legitimacy of post-modernist inquiry, and his overall assessment of useful political engagement. In a sense, this book allows Chomsky speak for himself on the matters of greatest concern to him, through well-placed excerpts from his copious body of published writings and unpublished correspondence.
 

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Noam Chomsky (b. 1928) is best known for his important contributions to linguistics, cognitive psychology, and contemporary politics. This new biography examines Chomsky's intellectual development ... Read full review

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I love Noam Chomsky, although it creates a certain kind of cognitive dissonance at times to read someone who is clearly so intelligent, and compassionate about helping people create a better world ... Read full review

Contents

The Milieu Chomsky Helped to Create
117
Conclusion
201
Notes
219
Works Consulted
221
Index
229
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About the author (1997)

Robert Barsky is the author of Constructing a Productive Other: Discourse Theory and the Convention Refugee Hearing and Introduction à la théorie littéraire. He is also the coeditor of Bakhtin and Otherness. He is currently teaching in the department of English at the University of Western Ontario.

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