Monday, January 21, 2008

Noam Chomsky - What We Say Goes (2007)

Download the first 2 disks here, or buy from Amazon (book, audio).


Following the New York Times bestseller Hegemony or Survival—an indispensable set of interviews on foreign policy and domestic issues with “America’s most useful citizen” (Boston Globe)

Linguist, philosopher, and political activist Chomsky has long been critical of U.S. foreign policy and has authored many books expressing his views, These conversations cover many topics frequently in the news, including the Middle East and Iraq, Latin America, trade and globalization, and Israel. Despite the format, statements are extensively footnoted, with references to both mainstream media and the web sites of relevant organizations. The basic points are not new: that the United States regularly, through many administrations, violates international law, assuming that as sole superpower it can do whatever it chooses whenever it decides to. Chomsky criticizes those journalists and public intellectuals who, in reporting and commenting on events, do not question the assumptions under which the country acts and have framed the debate so that only the details are fodder for discussion. Chomsky's points are challenging and will make readers uncomfortable, yet most libraries will want to acquire this.


Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political works, including Hegemony or Survival and Failed States. A professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, he is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

Source: Barnes & Noble

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