First Edition of The Chomsky Reader; Inscribed by Noam Chomsky

  • The Chomsky Reader.

The Chomsky Reader.


Item Number: 45021

New York: Pantheon Books, 1987.

First edition of this collection of writings by Chomsky. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Noam Chomsky on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Edited by James Peck.

From the 1960s to the present, linguist Noam Chomsky has been a prominent critic of American foreign policy, influential in radical and scholarly circles. This collection offers a broad sampling of Chomsky's best writing on the subject. The essays are typical Chomsky: analytical, probing, and controversial. Some have appeared in earlier collections; others are expanded transcripts of recent lectures. The most familiar are concerned with U.S. policy in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East. Editor Peck gives us an overview of Chomsky's writings in his useful introduction, though he tends to be extravagant in his praise. Even more useful is a long interview with Chomsky himself.

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