MASTERS OF MANKIND
Essays and Lectures, 1969 – 2013
Foreword by Marcus Raskin
Haymarket Books (2014, world English rights)
Paperback • ISBN-13: 9781608463633 • US $12.95 • 160 pgs.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Essays on state power from our foremost critic of its abuse.
In this collection of essays from 1969 – 2013, many in book form for the first time, Noam Chomsky examines the nature of state power, from the ideologies driving the cold war to the war on terror, and reintroduces the moral and legal questions that all too often go unheeded. With unrelenting logic, he holds the arguments of empire up to critical examination and shatters the myths of those who protect the power and privilege of the few against the interests and needs of the many. A new introduction by Marcus Raskin contextualizes Chomsky’s place among some of the most influential thinkers of modern history.
“There is no living political writer who has more radically changed how more people think in more parts of the world about political issues.”
“Considering that Chomsky’s relevance has only grown with time, and that his positions prove less radical and more prescient as years pass, the timing of his new book release, The Masters of Mankind, a retrospective of lectures and essays stretching from 1969 to 2013, is perfect… There is more than enough profound, powerful material in this collection to impress any readers unfamiliar with Chomsky’s intellectual agility.”
The Daily Beast
“Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet.”
New York Times Book Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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. His latest books include the New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, and Who Rules the World? Other recent books include What Kind of Creatures Are We?, as well as Power Systems, Occupy, Hopes and Prospects, and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books recently reissued twelve of his classic books with new introductions by the author.
Marcus Raskin is the co-founder of the politically progressive Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), and he teaches social movements, national security and the philosophy of public policy at the Stephen J. Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR:
After the Cataclysm: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume II (with Edward S. Herman)
On Palestine (with Ilan Pappé)
Optimism Over Despair: Noam Chomsky on Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (with C. J. Polychroniou)
Propaganda and the Public Mind (With David Barsamian)
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