Books written by Noam Chomsky


March 1, 2018 | 192 pages
The Balkans, in particular the turbulent ex-Yugoslav territory, have been among the most important world regions in Noam Chomsky's political reflections and activism over the past couple of decades. Through his articles, public talks, and correspondence, he has been addressing some of the crucial... More Info

Hegemony or Survival

Henry Holt, LLC | September 1, 2004 | 301 pages
"Reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive . . . He is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet." -The New York Times Book Review An immediate national bestseller, Hegemony or Survival demonstrates how, for more than half a century the... More Info

Requiem for the American Dream

March 7, 2017 | 192 pages
NOAM CHOMSKY is widely regarded as the most influential thinker of our time, but never before has he devoted a major book to one topic, income inequality: "During the Great Depression, things were much worse than they are today, but there was an expectation that things were going to get better.... More Info

Optimism Over Despair

April 11, 2017 | 180 pages
Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy.  More Info

Who Rules the World?

Picador | May 2, 2017 | 320 pages
In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons.  More Info

Who Rules the World?

Macmillan | May 10, 2016 | 320 pages
Examines "changing American power, the threats to democracy, and the future of the global order"--Dust jacket flap.  More Info

What Kind of Creatures Are We?

January 11, 2015 | 176 pages
In clear, precise, and non-technical language, Chomsky elaborates on fifty years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his own work has implications for the origins of language, the close relations that language bears to thought, and its biological basis. Moving from... More Info

Because We Say So

August 11, 2015 | 200 pages
Concise, forceful commentaries on US politics and global crisis, from cyberwar and surveillance to the increasing urgency of climate change.  More Info

Aspects of the Theory of Syntax

MIT Press | December 26, 2014 | 296 pages
Originally published as a Special technical report # 11 in 1965.  More Info

The Minimalist Program: 20th Anniversary Edition

Mit Press | December 19, 2014 | 408 pages
In his foundational book, The Minimalist Program, published in 1995, Noam Chomsky offered a significant contribution to the generative tradition in linguistics. This twentieth-anniversary edition reissues this classic work with a new preface by the author. In four essays, Chomsky attempts to... More Info

Perilous power

Paradigm Pub | October 30, 2008 | 319 pages
In their new book, Chomsky and Achcar bring a keen understanding of the internal dynamics of the Middle East and of the role of the United States, covering such topics as terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, and democracy as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  More Info

On Anarchism

New Press | November 5, 2013 | 128 pages
Radical linguist, philosopher, and activist Noam Chomsky is widely recognized as one of the foremost intellectuals in contemporary America. Known for his denunciation of U.S. foreign policy, state capitalism, and the mainstream media, he is a fearless critic of established authority, a stance that... More Info

A hated political enemy

August 20, 2019 | 39 pages
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Letters from Lexington

August 20, 1993 | 167 pages
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Power Systems

Metropolitan Books | January 8, 2013 | 224 pages
A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab... More Info

Manufacturing Consent

Pantheon | August 20, 2019 | 412 pages
Examines the political role played by the media in shaping events, rather than just reporting on them, assesses the relationship between the media and the corporations that control and finance them, and discusses the fine distinctions between news and propaganda. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

Voices from the other side

Pluto Pr | August 15, 2010 | 224 pages
Since the early 1960s, no other country has endured more acts of terrorism against civilian targets than Cuba, and the US has had its hand in much of it. This book gives a voice to the victims. Keith Bolender brings to bear the enormous impact that terrorism has had on Cuba’s civilian population,... More Info

Making the Future

City Lights Books | March 15, 2010 | 200 pages
Chomsky presents short, forceful commentaries on U.S. politics, from the domestic economic crisis to Obama's strategies in Afghanistan and around the world.  More Info

The Historic Unfulfilled Promise

June 12, 2012 | 256 pages
Zinn's articles for The Progressive (1980?2009) offer timeless analysis and advocacy for freedom, democracy and social change in the US.  More Info

New World of Indigenous Resistance

City Lights Publishers | April 1, 2010 | 300 pages
Indigenous societies today face difficult choices: can they develop, modernize, and advance without endangering their sacred traditions and communal identity? Specifically, can their communities benefit from national education while resisting the tendency of state-imposed programs to undermine... More Info

Necessary Illusions

House of Anansi | August 20, 2019 | 422 pages
This is an essential introduction to the "propaganda model" of media analysis. Chomsky offers a message of hope, reminding us that resistance is possible, necessary and effective.  More Info

The Science of Language

March 31, 2012 | 328 pages
"Noam Chomsky is one of the most influential thinkers of our time, yet his views are often misunderstood. In this previously unpublished series of interviews, Chomsky discusses his iconoclastic and important ideas concerning language, human nature and politics. In dialogue with James McGilvray,... More Info

The Politics of Genocide

Monthly Review Pr | April 1, 2010 | 159 pages
"In this brilliant expose of great power's lethal industry of lies, Edward Herman and David Peterson defend the right of us all to a truthful historical memory."-JOHN PILGER, journalist and filmmaker "Why so much talk in recent years about 'genocide' as a major threat? Perhaps because, while... More Info

How the World Works

Counterpoint Press | September 20, 2011 | 336 pages
According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is ?arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn't easy to read . . . or at least he wasn't until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky,... More Info

Gaza in Crisis

Haymarket Books | November 9, 2010 | 242 pages
Two leading critical voices in the debate about the Israel-Palestine conflict survey the fallout from Israel's Operation Cast Lead in Gaza to offer insight into the region's humanitarian crisis, the UN's views and the campaign's agenda in a context of Israel's occupation of Palestine. Original.  More Info

A New Generation Draws the Line

Paradigm Pub | November 30, 2011 | 176 pages
How do we understand the role and ethics of humanitarian intervention in today's world? This expanded and updated edition is timely as the West weighs intervention in Libyan civil war. Discussions of Libyan intervention involved the international principle of the right to protect (R2P). Chomsky... More Info


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A New Generation Draws the Line

Verso Books | August 20, 2019 | 154 pages
1999 saw two major international crises which, looked at side-by-side by Noam Chomsky, starkly illuminate the strategies of the Western powers in the new century. In this volume Chomsky convincingly argues that humanitarianism was not the moving force behind NATO's intervention in Yugoslavia, and... More Info

No Fear

Chicago Review Press | September 1, 2011 | 480 pages
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo details the struggles and challenges she, an EPA employee working on Al Gore's commission to assist post-apartheid South Africa, faced after she tried to convince the United States government to investigate allegations against a multinational corporation she believed was... More Info

For reasons of state

New Press, The | August 20, 2019 | 440 pages
Analyzes the events surrounding the Vietnam War with articles and essays that include depictions of the domestic and international affairs, an illumination of the Pentagon Papers, and an introduction to anarchism.  More Info

Hopes and Prospects

June 1, 2010 | 327 pages
"This is a classic Chomsky work: a bonfire of myths and lies, sophistries and delusions. Noam Chomsky is an enduring inspiration all over the world for the simple reason that he is a truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him."---John Pilger In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the... More Info