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Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 1:17:29 AM
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I am a bit acquainted with Noam Chomsky's generative grammar theory, but I would like to learn about his political views.

For those of you who like Chomsky, could you please suggest what would be a good book to start with?

Thanks in advance! Angel
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On Israel I go with Alan Dershowitz. Beyond Israel I don't know Chomsky's views.
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I am a bit acquainted with Noam Chomsky's generative grammar theory, but I would like to learn about his political views.

For those of you who like Chomsky, could you please suggest what would be a good book to start with?

Thanks in advance! Angel


It's sometimes a good idea to start with an anthology and chase up the interesting leads later. Here is one;
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Chomsky_Reader

I stumbled across this link as well which includes comments from adherents and detractors ;

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky


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Wow, Noam Chomsky -- a ghost from the past. The name took me back many years ago to comparrative language studies. Sorry, I don't know anything about the man apart from his interesting theory, but it brought back some memories.
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Try 'Hegemony' by Chomsky




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Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 11:51:06 AM
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Thank you all!

Your suggestions all sound pertinent.
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Why read a book when you can watch him on a Netflix DVD?

Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause(2003)
MIT professor and respected political analyst Noam Chomsky speaks his mind on sober issues including the U.S. war on terrorism, anti-American sentiment, media manipulation, the after-effects of 9/11, and social activism at high-profile gatherings. The film also features interviews with his wife, activists, fans and critics, and examines the truths and myths surrounding the anti-capitalist and longtime advocate of liberty and justice.
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