On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures

On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures

Noam Chomsky / Jun 01, 2020

On Power and Ideology The Managua Lectures One of Chomsky s most accessible books this succinct series of lectures lays out the parameters of his foreign policy analysis

  • Title: On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures
  • Author: Noam Chomsky
  • ISBN: 9780896082892
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of Chomsky s most accessible books, this succinct series of lectures lays out the parameters of his foreign policy analysis.

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      • Noam Chomsky

        Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B F Skinner s Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of behavior and language dominant in the 1950s His naturalistic approach to the study of language has affected the philosophy of language and mind He is also credited with the establishment of the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power Beginning with his critique of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Chomsky has become widely known for his media criticism and political activism, and for his criticism of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments.According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source often than any other living scholar during the 1980 1992 time period, and was the eighth most cited scholar in any time period.


    1. Chomsky's easy explanation of power and the ideology that necessarily accompanies it. A more accurate title would be how the US uses the state, the military, the economy, and ideology to maintain their power. One of his most succinct works.

    2. Benjamin Franklin defined “the father of the nation” as the man who “removed Natives to give his own people room.” De Tocqueville was impressed with how America’s nastiest violence didn’t stick to them morally. He said, it was impossible to destroy people with “more respect for the laws of humanity”. Of Washington’s merciless attack on the Iroquois in 1799, Noam writes, “Rarely have hypocrisy and moral cowardice been so explicit, and admired with such reverence for centuries. [...]

    3. This book contains the transcripts of 5 lectures given at the Universidad Centroamerica (UCA) in Managua, Nicaragua in early 1986. The lectures outline Chomsky's views on U.S. foreign policy with a specific focus on Latin America and the then-ongoing contra war that the U.S. was waging against the Sandinista government.In Chomsky's view, U.S. foreign policy is guided by the need to secure U.S. interests (primarily corporate business interests) rather than by the ideals of human rights and democr [...]

    4. I have been fascinated with the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua ever since learning about it from the Clash and reading Stephen Kinzer's book Blood of Brothers. Can I admit that I really enjoyed the book and saw the Sandinista revolution with mixed feelings? Sure I can. Then, I happened to Google the author and Noam Chomsky (because I couldn't calm the doubting beast) and found out that Chomsky has been very critical of Kinzer's reporting, saying "[The polls] show that all of the opposition p [...]

    5. This book is a series of 5 lectures given by Chomsky in Managua, Nicaragua in 1987, just after the height of the contra atrocities sponsored by the US government. In these lectures Chomsky examines the foundations of US foreign policy, primarily focusing on the small-scale terrorist wars that the US has sponsored in the third-world. He also devotes one lecture to the large-scale interaction with the other superpower of the time, the Soviet Union.In this book, as in many others, Chomsky deconstru [...]

    6. The most concise collection of lectures outlining conclusions Chomsky has arrived at concerning the US role in the world. This volume is more towards the broad principled discussion rather than the exacted, precise argumentative structure that defines his other books. This is the best book for people just starting to read Noam Chomsky.

    7. This book helped me to understand what U.S. foreign policy truly is. Our leaders would have us think the world is upset with us for any number of silly reasons, but this book elucidates the 5th freedom and what we are actually DOING in the rest of the world. I wish it were required reading.

    8. Buku ini menjelaskan bagaimana hubungan antara bahasa dan kekuasaan. Buku merupakan rekaman dari lecture yang diberikan oleh Chomsky di Universitas-universitas di Amerika Selatan (Latin).

    9. يجب ان يُقرأ هذا الكتاب لنفهم المحرك الاساسي لسياسات امريكابما اننا قررنا بناء مصر بأيدينا

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