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HOPES AND PROSPECTS

By Noam Chomsky

Haymarket Books (North American English rights, May 2010)

Paper • ISBN-13: 9781931859967 • 5.5 in x 7.5 in • 200 pgs.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this urgent book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S.-Israeli assault on Gaza, and the recent financial bailouts, he also sees hope for the future and a way to move forward-in the democratic wave in Latin America and in the global solidarity movements that suggest “real progress toward freedom and justice.”

Hopes and Prospects is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the primary challenges still facing the human race.

PRAISE:

“This selection of Chomsky’s essays and lectures comes divided into geographical areas, but the issues are global in scope and import. In dissecting the rhetoric and logic of American empire and class domination, at home and abroad, Chomsky continues a longstanding and crucial work of elucidation and activism. His latest updates elaborate upon his signature themes — the double standards applied by the centers of U.S. power, including the mainstream media and intellectual culture, and the pervasive disconnect between American policies and public opinion in what Chomsky dubs a dysfunctional democracy. But this book flags another major interest of Chomsky’s, signaled in the title: global avenues of resistance, in particular the democratic and independent course being forged across Latin America (where several of these lectures were originally delivered). There are significant redundancies and polemical flourishes, but the writing remains unswervingly rational and principled throughout, and lends bracing impetus to the real alternatives before us.”

Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review)

 

“Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon … he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today.”

New York Times Book Review

 

“A revelation … he excavates the reality behind the Babel of 24/7 corporate news, and places long-buried truths on the table to examine. Every one is sourced to the leading academic journals, the best experts, the sharpest medical advice — yet each one is a shock. … This is a book woven through with hope and awe at all the people who slip beyond imperial control and establish real democracy. … Chomsky presents all this plainly, and a sly sense of humor. … Hopes and Prospects is a book that can do the same for many more people — a treasure-trove of truths that shouldn’t be left buried in our sandpit of propaganda and lies.”

Johann Hari, The Independent (London)

 

“In Hopes and Prospects, Noam Chomsky’s gritty, politically charged essays redefine the nature and practice of democracy in an increasingly unsteady world climate. … Supported by extensive political and historical research, the essays turn a critical eye on popular topics, retraining the reader to assess familiar themes in new ways. … Chomsky’s commentary is razor sharp and offers a compendium of facts that make a well-supported-and undoubtedly controversial-claim of the incongruity between US actions and the democratic ideals it professes. … A valuable resource for both academics and everyday concerned citizens.”

ForeWord

 

“This is a classic Chomsky work: a bonfire of myths and lies, sophistries and delusions. Noam Chomsky is an enduring inspiration all over the world — to millions, I suspect — for the simple reason that he is a truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him.”

John Pilger

 

 

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 SurvivalFailed States, and Who Rules the World? Other recent books include What Kind of Creatures Are We?, as well as Power Systems, OccupyHopes and Prospects, and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books recently reissued twelve of his classic books with new introductions by the author.

OTHER TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR:

A New Generation Draws the Line: Humanitarian Intervention and the “Responsibility to Protect” Today (Expanded Edition)

After the Cataclysm: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume II (with Edward S. Herman)

Because We Say So

Chomsky on Anarchism

Class Warfare: Interviews with David Barsamian

Culture of Terrorism

Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on the US-Israeli War Against the Palestinians (Second Edition) (with Ilan Pappé)

Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians

Interventions

Making the Future: Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistance

Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969 – 2013

Occupy: Reflections on Class War, Rebellion, and Solidarity (Second Edition)

On Palestine (with Ilan Pappé)

On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures

Optimism Over Despair: Noam Chomsky on Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (with C. J. Polychroniou)

Power and Terror: Conflict, Hegemony, and the Rule of Force

Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Nature and the Social Order

Propaganda and the Public Mind (With David Barsamian)

Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture

Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs

The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume I (with Edward S. Herman)

Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace

What Kind of Creatures Are We?

World Orders Old and New

Year 501: The Conquest Continues

 

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