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Optimism over Despair On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change

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ISBN-10: 1608467996

ISBN-13: 9781608467990

Edition: N/A

Authors: Noam Chomsky, C. J. Polychroniou

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This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky, described by the New York Times as 'arguably the most important intellectual alive.'In these recent, wide-ranging interviews, conducted for Truthout by C. J. Polychroniou, Chomsky discusses his views on the 'war on terror' and the rise of neoliberalism, the refugee crisis and cracks in the European Union, prospects for a just peace in Israel/Palestine, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, the grave danger posed to humanity by the climate crisis, and the hopes, prospects, and challenges of building a movement for radical change. Noam Chomsky is…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 9/1/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 0.594

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…