Umbrella of U. S. Power The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U. S. Policy

ISBN-10: 1583225471

ISBN-13: 9781583225479

Edition: 2nd 1999

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Description: Chomsky exposes the hypocrisy of US human rights policy with regard to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its fiftieth anniversary. An appendix to the study includes the complete text of the declaration.

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List price: $6.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 7/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

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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