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Powers and Prospects By Noam Chomsky

Powers and Prospects by Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute Of Technology)

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A scathing critique of orthodox views and government policy, from East Timor to the Middle East, from the nature of democracy to the politics of language.

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Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order by Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute Of Technology)

'Powers and Prospects - Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order adds another controversial volume to Chomsky's already tottering pile on language and politics ...This political chapters, by contrast, boil with barely restrained moral outrage and passion ...A powerful section covers the British and Us role is organizing and supporting Suharto's murderous military coup of 1965, which resulted in the slaughter of some 600 000 people...Chomsky presents here a timely review of the western-backed massacres in East Timor ...Chomsky, as ever, remains one of the few people willing to put the true value of all three in their proper perspective' The Ecologist 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 provides a scathing critique of orthodox views and government policy, and outlines other paths that can lead to better understanding an more constructive action. 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 same old disorder. His refreshingly clear views of the world and the nature of things are supported by a wealth of detail.

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'Powers and Prospects - Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order adds another controversial volume to Chomsky's already tottering pile on language and politics...This political chapters, by contrast, boil with barely restrained moral outrage and passion...A powerful section covers the British and Us role is organizing and supporting Suharto's murderous military coup of 1965, which resulted in the slaughter of some 600 000 people...Chomsky presents here a timely review of the western-backed massacres in East Timor...Chomsky, as ever, remains one of the few people willing to put the true value of all three in their proper perspective' The Ecologist

About Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute Of Technology)

Noam Chomsky is a world renowned linguist and one of our foremost social critics. He is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and the author of numerous books for Pluto Press.

Table of Contents

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 Index

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GOR001520388
9780745311067
0745311067
Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order by Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute Of Technology)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pluto Press
1996-08-15
256
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