Legitimate Points of View – the Chomsky Hand Grenade

What happens if America’s brightest dissident philosopher of the left gets to write for the newspapers? In “Interventions” [Penguin 2007 ISBN: 978-0-141-03180-4, review copy 2008 “updated & expanded edition] Noam Chomsky gets his chance to reach out through pages of daily newspapers by … Continue reading

Revolution Come and Gone

Just how significant was the end of the Cold War? Could we have seen its rapid replacement with the “War on Terror”? In “Deterring Democracy” by Noam Chomsky (ISBN 9780099135012 first published by Verso in 1991, review edition by Vintage in … Continue reading

Fossil Fuelled Suicide & other Power System stories

ISBN: 978-0-241-96524-5. “Power Systems” – conversations between David Barsamian and Noam Chomsky – was published by Penguin in 2013 (from an original 2012 US publication by Metropolitan Books). Once again another outing for the “world’s greatest public intellectual” although not an … Continue reading

Anarchism Reviewed

ISBN 978-0-241-96960-1. “On Anarchism” by Noam Chomsky was published by Penguin Books in 2013. Yet another collection of Chomsky’s earlier works this one with an introduction by Nathan Schneider. Chomsky is so often associated with the concept of Anarchism yet … Continue reading

The Deadly Export of Democracy

ISBN 978-1-78360-167-7. “America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy – the Truth about US foreign Policy and Everything Else” by William Blum was originally published by Zed Books in 2013 (this edition with new preface from 2014). Why has America’s Democracy Project cost … Continue reading