Professor Noam Chomsky is widely regarded as our greatest living political thinker. Academic and activist, Chomsky is a true polymath. After single-handedly changing the course of modern linguistics, he went on to shape the way we think about the modern world through the rigorous socio-political criticism and analytic philosophy for which he is universally known today.
Noam Chomsky is a writer who speaks truth to power. Wherever he turns his attention, his work is marked out by his clarity of vision and his impassioned commitment to truth and justice. Throughout his career, he has spoken out unflinchingly against injustice and corruption: from his controversial opposition of the Vietnam War during the 1960s to his ongoing criticism of US foreign policy today.
Anyone interested in understanding the world around them should read Chomsky. Whether you want to learn more about the political situation in the Middle East, the climate change crisis, government surveillance and drone technology, the legacy of Obama and the future with Trump, the threat of nuclear war, or the rise of China, there is no more insightful commentator.
If you're new to Chomsky, here’s 4 books to get you started:
A short, urgent primer on a desperately suffering region. Speaking to fellow historian Ilan Pappé, Chomsky presents an indispensable account of the ongoing crisis in Palestine.
An omnibus of four core Chomsky books covering the gamut of contemporary geopolitics: The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; The Common Good; and What Uncle Sam Really Wants.
For an introduction not only to the anarchist tradition but also to Chomsky’s own political beliefs, there is no better place to start.
A definitive analysis of global power politics and the defining issues of our age – including an essential final chapter on Donald Trump. From the rise of China and US involvement in Central and South American governance to leaked torture memos and sanctions on Iran, Chomsky exposes the hypocrisy at the heart of modern America.
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