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    In a single volume, the seminal writings of the world's leading philosopher, linguist, and critic, published to coincide with his 80th birthday.

    For the past 40 years Noam Chomsky's writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, since the 1960s Chomsky has also secured a place as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States.

    Chomsky's many best-selling works - including Manufacturing Consent, Hegemony or Survival, Understanding Power, and Failed States - have served as essential touchstones for dissidents, activists, scholars, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media to human rights to intellectual freedom. In particular, Chomsky's scathing critiques of the U.S. wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual inspiration for antiwar movements over nearly four decades.

    The Essential Chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past 40 years. Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of Chomsky's thought.

    ©2008 Anthony Arnove (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    • Thomas Dargan
    • 02/05/2016

    Hard to listen to after the first hour

    Where does The Essential Chomsky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Essential Chomsky?

    Demolishing BF Skinner

    Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Stillwell’s performances?

    The reader goes off the rails. He gets sick, or bored, or tired, or something, and his tone and inflection stop matching the words and the ideas. The producer should have caught this. The reading perfomance is distracting, and makes it very difficult to follow Chomsky, who is a very dense and demanding writer.

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    • Niny Pagan
    • 25/02/2017

    Better as book

    this book is really a collection of two books one on linguistics (too dense for audio) and one on politics. The latter shows the range of Choamsk's writings from Vietnam to now.

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    • Daniel
    • 02/01/2017

    Noam is a true visionary humanitarian.

    Loved it, was very eye opening as always. Plenty simple Noam genius chronicled! At least worth one read!

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    • AA
    • 12/03/2018

    Great Read, Difficult Listen

    Excellent set of essays. They feel more appropriate to read that to be listened to.

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    • Customer 503
    • 13/06/2017

    unfortunate narration

    Would you consider the audio edition of The Essential Chomsky to be better than the print version?

    constantly distracted by the theatrically pretentious reading. akin to a subtle Snidely Whiplash reading of Noam Chomsky.

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    • 12/05/2021

    Berry gutt

    Very eye opening indeed, a total recommend for those who may wish to give the other side a fair shot as it were.

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    • C. J. Vazquez
    • 15/06/2020

    Book repeats passages

    Not sure why, but entire sections of the book are duplicated. Might be a compilation error.

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    • J. C. de Vrieze
    • 17/02/2018

    As insightful as cynical.

    A must read for anyone who wants to understand what US foreign policy is about.

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    • CHET YARBROUGH
    • 04/08/2014

    NOAM CHOMSKY

    Noam Chomsky is a brilliant intellectual and Socratic genius, but like most geniuses, he is a frustratingly inept political strategist and tactician. Chomsky is an impractical idealist.

    Chomsky has been at the forefront of the battle against government control of human freedom–beginning, most famously, with the Vietnam antiwar movement but extending to present day conflicts in Israel, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Chomsky argues that the underlying mechanism for all nation-state’ conflicts is imperialism. He strongly believes capitalism is the source of many of these conflicts because of America’s preeminent economic and political position in the world. Just as Lord Acton said, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”–Chomsky views America as the world’s leading corrupter, with China nipping at its’ shirttail, and other post-industrial nations serving the same shirt maker.

    Where Chomsky frustrates his audience is when the question is asked, “What can we do?” Chomsky does a magnificent job of analyzing the problem. But, his solution is to politically organize based on ideals; then, raise hell with the establishment.

    Without addressing the nature of human beings, nothing will change. Capitalism, with all its’ faults, is the best system of community that takes the nature of human beings into consideration. Geniuses like Chomsky need to address ideas that can take the place of capitalism; that offer a better way of life, without ignoring the nature of human beings. The inchoate ideas of more freedom, marching on Washington, or “Occupy Wall Street” do not offer alternatives to capitalism; they offer only twittered and tweaked capitalism.

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    • Daniel Kaschel
    • 19/11/2015

    Ended my enamoration with Chomsky

    While I love some of his ideas, this showed how petty and self-involved Chomsky is, often resulting in the subtle intellectual dishonesty of failing to hold his own statements to the same level of scrutiny that he so readily applies to everyone else.

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