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In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S.-Israeli assault on Gaza, and the recent financial bailouts, he also sees hope for the future and a way to move forward—in the democratic wave in Latin America and in the global solidarity movements that suggest "real progress toward freedom and justice."

Hopes and Prospects is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the primary challenges still facing the human race.

"This is a classic Chomsky work: a bonfire of myths and lies, sophistries and delusions. Noam Chomsky is an enduring inspiration all over the world—to millions, I suspect—for the simple reason that he is a truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him." —John Pilger

"In dissecting the rhetoric and logic of American empire and class domination, at home and abroad, Chomsky continues a longstanding and crucial work of elucidation and activism...the writing remains unswervingly rational and principled throughout, and lends bracing impetus to the real alternatives before us." —Publisher's Weekly

"Chomskys commentary is razor sharp and offers a compendium of facts that make a well-supported—and undoubtedly controversial—claim of the incongruity between US actions and the democratic ideals it professes....A valuable resource for both academics and everyday concerned citizens." —ForeWord

Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Among his recent books are The New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States.

Book News Annotation:

The most respected analyst of US policy in the world, Chomsky (emeritus linguistics and philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) updates and expands lectures and articles he delivered from 2006 to 2009. Four essays from Chile and Venezuela cover Latin America and US relations with it, globalization for whom in year 514, the enemies and hopes of democracy and development, and Latin American and Caribbean unity. Seven other papers discuss a wider range of concerns, among them good news in Iraq and beyond, the century's challenges, hope confronts the real world in the 2008 elections, Obama on Israel-Palestine, and the torture memos. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

One of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy delivers his insight into the ways that popular activism has led to substantial gains in freedom and justice around the world--and how those gains can be reached in the United States.

Synopsis:

Noam Chomsky examines political prospects in the Americas, North and South, in a new era.

Synopsis:

In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century.

Synopsis:

In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S.-Israeli assault on Gaza, and the recent financial bailouts, he also sees hope for the future and a way to move forward--in the democratic wave in Latin America and in the global solidarity movements that suggest real progress toward freedom and justice.

Hopes and Prospects is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the primary challenges still facing the human race.

This is a classic Chomsky work: a bonfire of myths and lies, sophistries and delusions. Noam Chomsky is an enduring inspiration all over the world--to millions, I suspect--for the simple reason that he is a truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him. --John Pilger

In dissecting the rhetoric and logic of American empire and class domination, at home and abroad, Chomsky continues a longstanding and crucial work of elucidation and activism...the writing remains unswervingly rational and principled throughout, and lends bracing impetus to the real alternatives before us. --Publisher's Weekly

Chomsky's commentary is razor sharp and offers a compendium of facts that make a well-supported--and undoubtedly controversial--claim of the incongruity between US actions and the democratic ideals it professes....A valuable resource for both academics and everyday concerned citizens. --ForeWord

Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Among his recent books are The New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States.

Synopsis:

The Americas, both North and South, have been in motion with elections and political shifts that Noam Chomsky explores here with his characteristic independence and insight.

"Popular activism has repeatedly brought about substantial gains in freedom and justice," he writes. "The authentic hope of the Obama campaign is that the 'grass roots army' organized to take instructions from the leader might 'break free' and return to 'old ways of doing politics,' by direct participation in action."

In Latin America, Bolivia and Haiti in particular, Chomsky shows how direct participation in action has put into practice a different model of democracy. We have much to learn from these struggles, which could portend more far-reaching, badly needed changes.

"During the past decade, Latin America has become the most exciting region of the world," he explains. "For the first time in half a millennium, South America is beginning to take its fate into its own hands."

At stake is the question of the very nature of democracy.

"Washington has supported democracy if and only if it contributes to strategic and economic interests, a policy that continues without change through all administrations, to the present," he explains.

Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of US foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Among his recent books are The New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States.

About the Author

Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be the foremost critic of U.S. foreign policy in the world. He has published a multitude of books, articles and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Among his recent books includes "Hegemony or Survival," published by Haymarket Books in audiobook format, with Brian Jones reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931859967
Author:
Chomsky, Noam
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Author:
Chomsky, Noam, Et
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Political Advocacy
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
United States Foreign relations.
Subject:
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993-
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.44x5.64x.88 in. .96 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Haymarket Books - English 9781931859967 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy delivers his insight into the ways that popular activism has led to substantial gains in freedom and justice around the world--and how those gains can be reached in the United States.
"Synopsis" by ,
Noam Chomsky examines political prospects in the Americas, North and South, in a new era.

"Synopsis" by ,
In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century.

"Synopsis" by , In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S.-Israeli assault on Gaza, and the recent financial bailouts, he also sees hope for the future and a way to move forward--in the democratic wave in Latin America and in the global solidarity movements that suggest real progress toward freedom and justice.

Hopes and Prospects is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the primary challenges still facing the human race.

This is a classic Chomsky work: a bonfire of myths and lies, sophistries and delusions. Noam Chomsky is an enduring inspiration all over the world--to millions, I suspect--for the simple reason that he is a truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him. --John Pilger

In dissecting the rhetoric and logic of American empire and class domination, at home and abroad, Chomsky continues a longstanding and crucial work of elucidation and activism...the writing remains unswervingly rational and principled throughout, and lends bracing impetus to the real alternatives before us. --Publisher's Weekly

Chomsky's commentary is razor sharp and offers a compendium of facts that make a well-supported--and undoubtedly controversial--claim of the incongruity between US actions and the democratic ideals it professes....A valuable resource for both academics and everyday concerned citizens. --ForeWord

Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Among his recent books are The New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States.

"Synopsis" by ,

The Americas, both North and South, have been in motion with elections and political shifts that Noam Chomsky explores here with his characteristic independence and insight.

"Popular activism has repeatedly brought about substantial gains in freedom and justice," he writes. "The authentic hope of the Obama campaign is that the 'grass roots army' organized to take instructions from the leader might 'break free' and return to 'old ways of doing politics,' by direct participation in action."

In Latin America, Bolivia and Haiti in particular, Chomsky shows how direct participation in action has put into practice a different model of democracy. We have much to learn from these struggles, which could portend more far-reaching, badly needed changes.

"During the past decade, Latin America has become the most exciting region of the world," he explains. "For the first time in half a millennium, South America is beginning to take its fate into its own hands."

At stake is the question of the very nature of democracy.

"Washington has supported democracy if and only if it contributes to strategic and economic interests, a policy that continues without change through all administrations, to the present," he explains.

Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of US foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Among his recent books are The New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States.

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