Government in the Future

Seven Stories Press, 4 janv. 2011 - 73 pages
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In this classic talk delivered at the Poetry Center, New York, on February 16, 1970, Noam Chomsky articulates a clear, uncompromising vision of social change. Chomsky contrasts the classical liberal, libertarian socialist, state socialist, and state capitalist world views and then defends a libertarian socialist vision as "the proper and natural extension . . . of classical liberalism into the era of advanced industrial society."
In his stirring conclusion Chomsky argues, "We have today the technical and material resources to meet man’s animal needs.We have not developed the cultural and moral resources or the democratic forms of social organization that make possible the humane and rational use of our material wealth and power.
Conceivably, the classical liberal ideals as expressed and developed in their libertarian socialist form are achievable. But if so, only by a popular revolutionary movement, rooted in wide strata of the population and committed to the elimination of repressive and authoritarian institutions, state and private. To create such a movement is a challenge we face and must meet if there is to be an escape from contemporary barbarism."

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Roisin - Goodreads

This very short book is a powerful case for democracy, socialism and classical liberal thought, ideals often forgotten by Tony Blair and his kind. Here he uses examples from Humboldt, Kant, Mirbeau ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Government in the Future (Open Media)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Vlad - Goodreads

Short and to the point. That's a virtue for a book. Reviews: classical liberal, libertarian socialist, state socialist and state capitalist origins and positions (Weltanschauung-s). Consulter l'avis complet

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Based on a talk given at the Poetry CenterNew York City February 16 1970
Classical Liberalism
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NOAM CHOMSKY is known throughout the world for his political and philosophical writings, as well as for his groundbreaking work in linguistics. A professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955, Chomsky first gained recognition for his theory of generative grammar, which drew attention to the syntactic universality of all human languages. But it is as a critic of unending war, corporate control and neoliberalism that Chomsky has become one of the country’s most well known public intellectuals. He is the author of Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order, 9-11: Was There an Alternative?, and over forty other books. To this day Chomsky remains an active and uncompromising voice of dissent.

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