Government in the Future
Seven Stories Press, 4 janv. 2011 - 27 pages
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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Review: Government in the Future (Open Media)Avis d'utilisateur - Michael Waugh - Goodreads
Chomsky makes some interesting and valid points in this very short work. I can't help but think these points could've been expounded upon in much more thorough detail. However, Chomsky endlessly sets ... Consulter l'avis complet
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Government in the Future is actually the transcription of a speech Noam Chomsky gave. In it he contrasts four ideal forms of government: classical liberalism, libertarian socialism, state capitalism ... Consulter l'avis complet
Based on a talk given at the Poetry CenterNew York City February 16 1970
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