The Essential Chomsky

  • by Noam Chomsky, Anthony Arnove (editor)
  • Narrated by Kevin Stillwell
  • 22 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The works of leading modern philosopher, linguist and critic, Noam Chomsky, are examined and displayed in the incredible audiobook, The Essential Chomsky, written by Chomsky and compiled by Anthony Arnove, with an expert narration by Kevin Stillwell. Chomsky's theories of analytic philosophy and groundbreaking research in the area of linguistics have had him internationally recognised as one of the world's greatest intellectuals. Listeners now have access to his published research and theories in this fascinating book. Learn more about the brilliant man and his lifetime of work. Available now from Audible.

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Illuminating and exceptional

Great collection of Chomsky works! You can't go wrong with this if you want to understand how this world works.
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- Sab London

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-02-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios