On Anarchism

  • by Noam Chomsky, Nathan Schneider (introduction)
  • Narrated by Eric Martin
  • 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On Anarchism provides the reasoning behind Noam Chomsky's fearless lifelong questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. In these essays, Chomsky redeems one of the most maligned ideologies, anarchism, and places it at the foundation of his political thinking. Chomsky's anarchism is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian. Moreover, it is a living, evolving tradition that is situated in a historical lineage; Chomsky's anarchism emphasizes the power of collective, rather than individualist, action. The collection includes a revealing new introduction by journalist Nathan Schneider, who documented the Occupy movement for Harper's and The Nation, and who places Chomsky's ideas in the contemporary political moment. On Anarchism will be essential listening for a new generation of activists who are at the forefront of a resurgence of interest in anarchism - and for anyone who struggles with what can be done to create a more just world.


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Lazy, Rambling, Unpersuasive

This is on of the laziest and least persuasive books I've ever read on the topic of Anarchism. Rather than offering a discursive positive argument, all Chomsky did was cobble together a collection of Q&A transcripts and tangentially related essays already written. The only reason he gets 3 stars is for the research on the Spanish Civil War and a handful of interesting insights on Humboldt and Rousseau.
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- Greg Gauthier


A good introduction to an important area of political thought that one seldom encounters elsewhere. The reader's voice is a little too strident, it would be better if read in a more contemplative tone.
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- Dan Boresjo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-03-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios