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From the 1960s to the present, linguist Chomsky has been a prominent critic of American foreign policy, influential in radical and scholarly circles. This collection offers a broad sampling of Chomsky's best writing on the subject. The essays are typical Chomsky: long, analytical, probing, and controversial. Some have appeared in earlier collections; others are expanded transcripts of recent lectures. The most familiar are concerned with U.S. policy in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East. Editor Peck gives us an overview of Chomsky's writings in his useful introduction, though he tends to be extravagant in his praise. Even more useful is a long interview with Chomsky himself. Highly recommended for all academic libraries. Thomas A. Karel, Franklin & Marshall Coll. Lib., Lancaster, Pa.
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The political and linguistic writings of America's leading dissident intellectual. He relates his political ideals to his theories about language.
It has been some years since I've read "The Chomsky Reader". I've read most everything Noam Chomsky has written over the years. Read morePublished 16 months ago by GLI
I think "it's me not you" is the best way to describe my rating. Whenever Noam had the opportunity to say something in ten words he would use a hundred words instead. Read morePublished 21 months ago by George F Carmickle
I hope you have plenty of necessary and emotionally powerful illusions to cling to my friend. Chomsky is a national treasure, whether one agrees with him or not. Read morePublished on March 9, 2008 by Scrapironjazzerino
When I was a graduate student, I had read quite a bit in Chomsky's thinking about media, but not much further. Read morePublished on January 19, 2008 by frumiousb
Rayboy, what is wrong with the criticisms that Chomsky throws at the United States.. after all, they are deserved, are they not. Read morePublished on August 10, 2006 by freedom of speech supporter
"One may choose to have selective faith in the domestic political leadership, adopting the stance that Hans Morgenthau, one of the founders of modern international relations... Read morePublished on September 18, 2005 by Earl Hazell
Mr. Chomsky, a widely famous leftist, is also known as a supporter of global Arab fascism and anti-Semitism. Read morePublished on June 20, 2004
The Chomsky reader is a must for anyone, liberal or conservative, who seeks insight away from the mainstream media. Read morePublished on June 19, 2003 by iaroke
This book should be required reading for all political science degree majors. Actually it should be required for all students. Read morePublished on January 25, 2002 by Shannon L. Heimburg