Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change

Category: Book
By (author): Chomsky, Noam
By (author): Polychroniou, C.J.
Subject:  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Imperialism
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Published: April 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky, described by theNew York Times as 'arguably the most important intellectual alive.' In these recent, wide-ranging interviews, conducted forTruthout by C. J. Polychroniou, Chomsky discusses his views on the 'war on terror' and the rise of neoliberalism, the refugee crisis and cracks in the European Union, prospects for a just peace in Israel/Palestine, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, the grave danger posed to humanity by the climate crisis, and the hopes, prospects, and challenges of building a movement for radical change. Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide. C. J. Polychroniou is a regular contributor toTruthout as well as a member ofTruthout's Public Intellectual Project. He has published several books and his articles have appeared in a variety of journals, magazines, newspapers, and popular news websites.
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Biographical NoteNoam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of US foreign policy. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. His recent books includeMasters of Mankind andHopes and Prospects. Haymarket Books recently released updated editions of twelve of his classic books. C.J. Polychroniou is a political economist/political scientist who has taught and worked in universities and research centers in Europe and the United States. His main research interests are in European economic integration, globalization, the political economy of the United States and the deconstruction of neoliberalism's politico-economic project. He is a regular contributor toTruthout as well as a member of Truthout's Public Intellectual Project. He has published several books and his articles have appeared in a variety of journals, magazines, newspapers and popular news websites. Many of his publications have been translated into several foreign languages, including Croatian, French, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.