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Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order

Noam Chomsky

Series: Chomsky Perspectives

An eclectic collection of Chomsky's writings on subjects ranging from East Timor and the Middle East to linguistics and social policy

From East Timor to the Middle East, from the nature of democracy to our place in the natural world, from intellectual politics to the politics of language, Powers and Prospects is a vital compilation of Chomsky's writings on a broad array of subject material. Chomsky lifts the veil of distortions that conceals the workings of history and social policy, and reveals how the 'new' world order is little more than a remarketing of the old. No admirer of Chomsky can afford to be without this timeless selection of his thought.

First published in 1996.

Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history and has profoundly shaped contemporary understanding of American politics. An ally of anarcho-syndicalists the world over, he has authored numerous books on linguistics, history and politics. He is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona.

Foreword
Preface
1. Language and Thought: Some Reflections on Venerable Themes
2. Language and Nature
3. Writers and Intellectual Responsibility
4. Goals and Visions
5. Democracy and Markets in the New World Order
6. The Middle East Settlement: Its Sources and Contours
7. The Great Powers and Human Rights: The Case of East Timor
8. East Timor and World Order
Endnotes
Index
Published by Pluto Press in Mar 2016
Paperback ISBN: 9780745335643
eBook ISBN: 9781783717477

336 pages

129mm x 198mm

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