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Optimism over despair : on capitalism, empire and social change / Noam Chomsky and C.J. Polychroniou.

Chomsky, Noam, (interviewee.). Polychroniou, Chronis, (interviewer.).
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  • ISBN: 9781608468003 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1608468003 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: [United States]: Haymarket Books, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky. In these recent, wide-ranging interviews, conducted for Truthout by C. J. Polychroniou, Chomsky discusses his views on the "war on terror" and the rise of neoliberalism, the refugee crisis and cracks in the European Union, prospects for a just peace in Israel/Palestine, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, the grave danger posed to humanity by the climate crisis, and the hopes, prospects, and challenges of building a movement for radical change. Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide.C. J. Polychroniou is a regular contributor to Truthout as well as a member of Truthout's Public Intellectual Project. He has published several books and his articles have appeared in a variety of journals, magazines, newspapers, and popular news websites.
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Subject: Chomsky, Noam > Interviews.
Chomsky, Noam > Political and social views.
World politics > 21st century.
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  • Perseus Publishing

    This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky, described by the New York Times as “arguably the most important intellectual alive.”

    In these recent, wide-ranging interviews, conducted for Truthout by C. J. Polychroniou, Chomsky discusses his views on the “war on terror” and the rise of neoliberalism, the refugee crisis and cracks in the European Union, prospects for a just peace in Israel/Palestine, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, the grave danger posed to humanity by the climate crisis, and the hopes, prospects, and challenges of building a movement for radical change.

    Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide.

    C. J. Polychroniou is a regular contributor to Truthout as well as a member of Truthout's Public Intellectual Project. He has published several books and his articles have appeared in a variety of journals, magazines, newspapers, and popular news websites.

  • Perseus Publishing
    Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy.

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