The Social and Political Thought of Noam Chomsky (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought, 24)

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The Social and Political Thought of Noam Chomsky questions Chomsky's claim not to have a theory about the relationship between human beings and their society other than that which 'can be written on the back of postage stamp'. Edgley compares Chomsky's vision of the good society with liberal communitarian perspectives, and establishes that it is grounded in a hopeful belief about human nature. She argues that sympathy with this vision of the good society is essential for understanding the nature of Chomsky's critique of state capitalism, its inherent nationalism and the media. The author concludes that Chomsky's analysis is coherent and systematic when one acknowledges that he is not just a critic but a theorist.

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In a well-organized and clear exposition, Edgley successfully tackles the daunting task of putting Chomsky's life work of radical critiques of American democracy and foreign policy in a structured form... Edgley has performed a very needed and important task. For advanced undergraduates, graduates students and faculty.
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