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The Responsibility of Intellectuals [Hardcover]

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Author Author : Chomsky, Noam
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 162097343X
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781620973431
Publisher Publisher : The New Press
Pages Pages : 112
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100643200

Selected byNewsweekas one of 14 nonfiction books youll want to read this fall

Fifty years after it first appeared, one of Noam Chomskys greatest essays will be published for the first time as a timely stand-alone book, with a new preface by the author

As a nineteen-year-old undergraduate in 1947, Noam Chomsky was deeply affected by articles about the responsibility of intellectuals written by Dwight Macdonald, an editor ofPartisan Reviewand then ofPolitics. Twenty years later, as the Vietnam War was escalating, Chomsky turned to the question himself, noting that “intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments” and to analyze their “often hidden intentions.”

Originally published in theNew York Review of Books, Chomsky’s essay eviscerated the “hypocritical moralism of the past” (such as when Woodrow Wilson set out to teach Latin Americans “the art of good government”) and exposed the shameful policies in Vietnam and the role of intellectuals in justifying it.

Also included in this volume is the brilliant “The Responsibility of Intellectuals Redux,” written on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, which makes the case for using privilege to challenge the state. As relevant now as it was in 1967,The Responsibility of Intellectualsreminds us that “privilege yields opportunity and opportunity confers responsibilities.” All of us have choices, even in desperate times.

Praise forThe Responsibility of Intellectuals:
One ofNewsweek’s “14 nonfiction books youll want to read this fall”

Praise for Noam Chomsky:
“Chomsky is a global phenomenon. . . . He may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet.”
The New York Times Book Review

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