AT WAR WITH ASIA by Noam Chomsky (hier online bestellen)
Drawing in part on his visits to Asia and in part on his extensive reading in the field, Chomsky discusses the
historical, political and economic reasons behind our involvement in a Southeast Asian land war. Chomsky
examines the impact of our involvement on United States military strategy and what its eventual effect will
be in America and abroad. While the people of the world are clearly the victims of US foreign policy, the
citizens of the United States have not been able to escape harm. In an eerie prediction of current events,
Chomsky states: "it is unlikely that we can continue indefinitely on this mad course without severe domestic
depression and regimentation. For those who hope to rule the world, to win what some scholars like to
call 'the game of world domination' American policies in Southeast Asia may appear rational. To the citizens
of the empire, at home and abroad, they bring only pain and sorrow. In this respect we are reliving the history
of earlier imperial systems. We have had many opportunities to escape this trap and still do today. Failure to
take advantages of these opportunities, continued submission to indoctrination, and indifference to the fate of
others, will surely spell disaster for much of the human race." At War With Asia is an indispensable guide to
understanding not only the past, but the current logic of imperial force.
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About the author:
Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate and graduate years
were spent at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his PhD in linguistics in 1955. During the years
1951 to 1955, Chomsky was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows. While a Junior Fellow he
completed his doctoral dissertation entitled, "Transformational Analysis." The major theoretical viewpoints of
the dissertation appeared in the monograph Syntactic Structure, which was published in 1957. This formed part
of a more extensive work, The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory, circulated in mimeograph in 1955 and
published in 1975.
Chomsky joined the staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955 and in 1961 was appointed full
professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (now the Department of Linguistics and
Philosophy.) From 1966 to 1976 he held the Ferrari P. Ward Professorship of Modern Languages and Linguistics.
In 1976 he was appointed Institute Professor.
During the years 1958 to 1959 Chomsky was in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, NJ.
In the spring of 1969 he delivered the John Locke Lectures at Oxford; in January 1970 he delivered the
Bertrand Russell Memorial Lecture at Cambridge University; in 1972, the Nehru Memorial Lecture in New Delhi,
and in 1977, the Huizinga Lecture in Leiden, among many others.
Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues,
international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. His works include: Aspects of the Theory of Syntax; Cartesian
Linguistics; Sound Pattern of English (with Morris Halle); Language and Mind; American Power and the New
Mandarins; At War with Asia etc.
AT WAR WITH ASIA by Noam Chomsky
Taschenbuch - 242 Seiten - AK Distribution
Erscheinungsdatum: 30. Juni 2004
Preis: € 16,50
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