On Anarchism
  • On Anarchism
  • On Anarchism
  • On Anarchism
  • On Anarchism
  • On Anarchism
ISBN: 1595589104
EAN13: 9781595589101
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 5, 2013
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 7.4" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The definitive primer on anarchist thought and practice, from the thinker the New York Times Book Review calls the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet

The essence of anarchism is] the conviction that the burden of proof has to be placed on authority and that it should be dismantled if that burden cannot be met. --Noam Chomsky

With the specter of anarchy being invoked by the Right to sow fear, a cogent explanation of the political philosophy known as anarchism has never been more urgently needed. In On Anarchism, radical linguist, philosopher, and activist Noam Chomsky provides it. Known for his brilliant evisceration of American foreign policy, state capitalism, and the mainstream media, Chomsky remains a formidable and unapologetic critic of established authority and perhaps the world's most famous anarchist.

On Anarchism sheds a much-needed light on the foundations of Chomsky's thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. The book gathers his essays and interviews to provide a short, accessible introduction to his distinctively optimistic brand of anarchism. Chomsky eloquently refutes the notion of anarchism as a fixed idea, suggesting that it is part of a living, evolving tradition, and he disputes the traditional fault lines Read More chevron_right

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