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American Power and the New Mandarins

ISBN-10: 156584775X
ISBN-13: 9781565847750
Edition: 2nd 2002
Authors: Noam Chomsky
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Description: The book that established Noam Chomsky's reputation as a leading critic of US foreign policy, this statement against the American war in Vietnam critiques the contradictions of the war, indicting the mainstream, liberal intellectuals - the 'new  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 11/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The book that established Noam Chomsky's reputation as a leading critic of US foreign policy, this statement against the American war in Vietnam critiques the contradictions of the war, indicting the mainstream, liberal intellectuals - the 'new mandarins' - who gave ideological cover for the war.

Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928. 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).

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