Power and Prospects

Power and Prospects

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Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Madhyam Books
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 244
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818681602X


In this wide-ranging intelligent tour de force, Noam Chomsky brings together his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East settlement and the role of East Timor in the New World Order. This is the first collection of his essays in recent years to address questions of philosophy, ethics and foreign policy, and he includes his first published remarks on political goals and visions.

This book will be of great interest to both the general reader who is new to Chomsky’s work, and the long-time Chomsky fan who will discover new writing on current topics. It includes essays that describe the role of the cognitive revolution in linguistics and explore the way scientific questions are asked, answered, and influenced by dominant ways of thinking.

Whether he is looking at the relationship of democracy and markets in the New World order, human rights violations in East Timor, or the intellectual responsibilities of writers, Chomsky draws links between foreign policy decisions, the state of intellectual culture, the role of the media, and the potential for free and democratic societies to understand and counter the heinous acts being committed in their name.

A World renowned linguist and outspoken critic of US foreign policy and the mass media, Noam Chomsky is a Professor of Linguistics at MIT, US.


A remarkable presentation of analytical scholarship, it is true to add to the swelling ranks of Chomsky worshippers.

For the general reader, there is a lot that this 240-page book offers in an easy-to-read, trenchant, at times laconic, styles.




Language and Thought: Some Reflections on Venerable Themes

Language and Nature

Writers and Intellectual Responsibility

Goals and Visions

Democracy and Markets in the New World Order

The Middle East Settlement: Its Sources and Contours

The Great Powers and Human Rights: the Case of East Timor

East Timor and World Order