Hopes and Prospects

ISBN-10: 1931859965
ISBN-13: 9781931859967
Edition: 2010
Authors: Noam Chomsky
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
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).

Preface
Latin America
Year 514: Globalization for Whom?
Latin America and U.S. Foreign Policy
Democracy and Development: Their Enemies, Their Hopes
Latin American and Caribbean Unity
North America
"Good News," Iraq and Beyond
Free Elections, Good News and Bad
Century's Challenges
Turning Point?
Elections 2008: Hope Confronts the Real World
Obama on Israel-Palestine
The Torture Memos
1989 and Beyond
Notes
Index

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