Chomsky's Challenge to American Power

Chomsky's Challenge to American Power

A Guide for the Critical Reader

eBook - 2013
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""Assesses Noam Chomsky as a political analyst and dissenting public intellectual. Examines most of Chomsky's major writings since the Vietnam War, on topics including America's other interventions in the Third World, the structure of power in American politics, the role of the media and of intellectuals in forming public opinion, and American foreign policy since the Cold War"--Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
"Noam Chomsky is a pioneering scholar in the field of linguistics, but he is better known as a public intellectual: an iconoclastic, radical critic of US politics and foreign policy. Chomsky's Challenge examines most of the major subjects Chomsky has dealt with in his nearly half century of intellectual activism--the Vietnam War, America's broader international role (especially its interventions in the Third World), the structure of power in American politics, the role of the media and of intellectuals in forming public opinion, and American foreign policy in the post-Cold War world. Chomsky is as controversial as he is influential. Admirers see him as a courageous teller of unpleasant truths about political power and those who wield it in the United States. Critics view him as a propagandist and ideologue who sees only black and white where there are multiple shades of gray. While Chomsky's fans tend to view him uncritically, his critics often don't take him seriously. Unlike any previous work, this book takes Chomsky seriously while treating him critically. The author gives Chomsky credit for valuable contributions to our understanding of the contemporary political world, but spares no criticism of the serious deficiencies he sees in Chomsky's political analyses"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville : [2013]
ISBN: 9780826519498
0826519490
0826519482
9780826519481
0826519474
9780826519474
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages)

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