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Bestselling track record: Chomsky is a perennial bestseller with a large national audience; his most recent book for Picador, Who Rules the World?, sold a combined 50 thousand copies. Major anniversary: Will be published on the anniversary of America's final withdrawal from Afghanistan. Unique Collaboration: Combines one of the nation's most celebrated intellectuals with a critically acclaimed radical scholar of Third World politics and social movements-creating the potential for a large and diverse new audience of readers. Original take on a timely topic: Argues that the Afghanistan debacle…mehr

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Bestselling track record: Chomsky is a perennial bestseller with a large national audience; his most recent book for Picador, Who Rules the World?, sold a combined 50 thousand copies. Major anniversary: Will be published on the anniversary of America's final withdrawal from Afghanistan. Unique Collaboration: Combines one of the nation's most celebrated intellectuals with a critically acclaimed radical scholar of Third World politics and social movements-creating the potential for a large and diverse new audience of readers. Original take on a timely topic: Argues that the Afghanistan debacle was not a unique disaster but part of a broader trend of American military and imperial collapse. Popular format: Transcribed and edited conversations will make a complex history and political situation accessible to a wide range of general readers.
Autorenporträt
Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. A world-renowned linguist and political activist, he is the author of numerous books, including On Language, Understanding Power (edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel), American Power and the New Mandarins, For Reasons of State, Problems of Knowledge and Freedom, Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship, Towards a New Cold War, The Essential Chomsky (edited by Anthony Arnove), On Anarchism, and The Chomsky-Foucault Debate (with Michel Foucault), all published by The New Press. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Vijay Prashad is director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, chief editor of LeftWord Books, chief correspondent for Globetrotter Independent Media Institute, and the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian history at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today, The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World, and co-author (with Noam Chomsky) of The Withdrawal (all published by The New Press), as well as The Karma of Brown Folk. The Darker Nations was chosen as a Best Nonfiction Book of the Year by the Asian American Writers' Workshop and won the Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.