Powers and Prospects

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Between the Lines, Nov 6, 1996 - 244 pages
This unique collection showcases Noam Chomsky's brilliant and boundless insight into a wide range of topics of critical importance, from human nature and language to international politics and the New World Order. These original essays offer a bridge between Chomsky's political and philosophical/linguistic writing. Powers and Prospects includes a rare, much-sought-after piece on Chomsky's own personal and political "goals and visions." Chomsky's linguistics chapters are accessible and interesting to the lay reader, and offer a good introduction to Chomsky's philosophy of language and science. The chapters on politics provide an important and necessary critique of the political and social status quo, and address key issues of the day: the Middle East "peace process," East Timor, and the global economy.

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A world-renowned linguist and outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy and corporate media, Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His many books include Year 501: The Conquest Continues, Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies, and The Culture of Terrorism.

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