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On Democracy & Education (Social Theory, Education & Cultural Change)

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Engaging and incisive, Chomsky on Democracy and Education is the first collection of writings, talks, and interviews, some previously unpublished, of his views on language, power, policy, and method in education.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published November 22nd 2002 by Routledge Falmer
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Charlie
Nov 25, 2008 Charlie rated it it was amazing
My own reaction to the luncay that passes for higher education in the social "sciences" and the humanities is validated by this radical intellectual. Chomsky broadens his case for the powerful few tyrannizing the many with the help of editors who have cut and paste speeches and essays spanning 4 decades. His basic premise is that the university arena is (theoretically) the strong hold of democratic processes where freedom of inquiry and freedom of dissent is not only exected but encouraged. ...more
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Chomsky elaborates on the importance of education in creating a truly viable democracy and reveals what we need to do to get there.

A revealing bibliography. Chomsky shows the roots of his beliefs more here than in any other book I have read. He is big on Bertrand Russell and John Dewey, not to mention Rudolf Rocker, Wilhelm von Humboldt, and Adam Smith (!). for those concerned with the state of education. (before you get too worked up about the Adam Smith, read the book...)
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i think its better for youth because they are young generation so they don't know how to create a new changing in their country and how can they make good policy in their society and youth can create new idea about their self and they can do for their country and young generation west their time in victory so they will leave at from that's bad things
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I have a very difficult time with Chomsky because he seems so profoundly sanctimonious about his own superiority. It's not that he doesn't have some good ideas, but his style of presenting them puts me off so much that I actively avoid his work.
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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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