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  • Author:
    Milan Rai
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    1859849164
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    978-1859849163
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    Verso (June 17, 1995)
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    232 pages
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About Chomsky’s Politics. For over twenty-five years Noam Chomsky’s prolific political intervention has enlightened and inspired radicals while enraging their opponents in the halls of power

About Chomsky’s Politics. For over twenty-five years Noam Chomsky’s prolific political intervention has enlightened and inspired radicals while enraging their opponents in the halls of power. Beginning with a concise biography of his subject, Milan Rai presents a sympathetic yet probing analysis of Chomsky’s critique of United States’ media and foreign policy and his vision of a libertarian socialist future.

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Chomsky's Politics book. Beginning with a concise biography of his subject, Milan Rai presents a sympathetic yet probing analysis of Chomsky's critique of United States' media and foreign policy, and his vision of a libertarian socialist For over 25 years, Noam Chomsky's prolific political intervention has enlightened and inspired radicals whilst enraging their opponents in the halls of power.

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For over 25 years, Noam Chomsky's prolific political intervention has enlightened and inspired radicals whilst enraging their opponents in the halls of power. Beginning with a concise biography of his subject, Milan Rai presents a sympathetic yet probing analysis of Chomsky's critique of United States' media and foreign policy, and his vision of a libertarian socialist future.

Noam Chomsky is an intellectual, political activist, and critic of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments

Noam Chomsky is an intellectual, political activist, and critic of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments. Noam Chomsky describes himself as a libertarian socialist, a sympathizer of anarcho-syndicalism, and is considered to be a key intellectual figure within the left-wing of politics of the United States. Chomsky is often described as one of the best-known figures of the American left, although he doesn't agree with the usage of the term.

Rai's treatment of Chomsky ranges only from apology to beatification. Chomsky's Politics does little to address criticisms, other than those resulting from simple misunderstanding, and works best as a sympathetic introduction to its subject. However, Rai's ability to clarify Chomsky's views is sharply limited by his failure to contrast them to alternative understandings of modern democratic power.

Noam Chomsky - Noam Chomsky - Politics: Chomsky’s political views seem to be supported to some extent .

A close connection would have to be based on a fully developed science of human nature, through which fundamental human needs could be identified or deduced. But there is nothing like such a science.

For over twenty-five years Noam Chomsky’s prolific political intervention has enlightened and inspired radicals while enraging their opponents in the halls of power. Beginning with a concise biography of his subject, Milan Rai presents a sympathetic yet probing analysis of Chomsky’s critique of United States’ media and foreign policy and his vision of a libertarian socialist future. Drawing on the entire range of Chomsky’s prodigious output, including little-known interviews and articles, Rai examines Chomsky’s assault on journalistic self-censorship and business control of the mass media. He shows how Chomsky challenges the US’s view of itself as a defender of democracy and equal rights by uncovering the hidden motivations of its foreign policy makers. Rai draws out features of Chomsky’s outlook which are sometimes obscured by a rapid coverage of a wide range of issues. In particular he emphasizes the importance of Chomsky’s cultural critique in his ordering of political priorities.Accessible and comprehensive, Chomsky’s Politics serves as an excellent introduction for those confronting Chomsky’s critique for the first time. For those already familiar with his work it corrects some widespread misunderstandings, provides new insights and chronicles the extraordinary contribution of a writer described by the New York Times as “one of the most important intellectuals alive.”

Agalas
I agree with the masses and believe this is less than the best.
Viewpoints stemming from the US losing control, to empowering private power were exaggerated. Economic weapon can be more efficient, agreed. The section regarding social class as less supportive of government policy isn't as strong as it could be. Off the cuff. Not as enjoyable as Chomsky's work on language.
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Given Chomsky's non-engagement with contemporary understandings of power and democratic culture at variance with his own, which he claims not to understand, a "critical introduction to the string of books and articles which have followed Chomsky's decision to become engaged" (p. 18) in political activity would be a valuable contribution. This is the precisely the characterization that independent peace researcher Milan Rai gives in the Introduction to Chomsky's Politics, with, however, an odd disclaimer: "nothing that follows should be taken, or is intended, as a summary or an assessment of Chomsky's political work as a whole" (p. 18). Rai does address and even summarize Chomsky's political work in its entirety, but, as noted, without, assessing it. Consequently, it is unclear how it is critical. Rai's treatment of Chomsky ranges only from apology to beatification. Chomsky's Politics does little to address criticisms, other than those resulting from simple misunderstanding, and works best as a sympathetic introduction to its subject. However, Rai's ability to clarify Chomsky's views is sharply limited by his failure to contrast them to alternative understandings of modern democratic power. Rai insists that Chomsky is a cultural critic, all the while giving the impression that he is fundamentally a theorist of powerful hierarchal institutions, albeit a thoughtful and committed one.