1st Edition

Chomsky on Democracy and Education

Edited By C.P. Otero, Noam Chomsky Copyright 2003
    496 Pages
    by Routledge

    496 Pages
    by Routledge

    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Chomsky on Democracy and Education is the first collection of writings, talks, and interviews, some previously unpublished, of his views on language, power, policy, and method in education.

    Prologue: Democracy and Education (October 1994)
    I. Science: The Genetic Endowment
    1. Things No Amount of Learning Can Teach (November 1983)
    2. Language as a Key to Human Nature and Society (1975)
    3. A Really New Way of Looking at Language (November 1987)
    4. Perspectives on Language and Mind (October 1999)
    II. Anthropology: The Cultural Environment (Vision and Reality)
    5. Rationality/Science and Post-This-or-That (1992)
    6. Equality: Language Development, Human Intelligence, and Social Organization (1976)
    7. Two Conceptions of Social Organization (February 16, 1970)
    8. Some Tasks for Responsible People (1969)
    9. Toward a Humanistic Conception of Education (April 1970)
    10. The Function of the University in a Time of Crisis (1969)
    11. Scholarship and Commitment, Then and Now (December 1999)
    12. The Mechanisms and Practices of Indoctrination (December 1984)
    13. The Task of the Media: Central America as a Test Case (April 1989)
    14. Propaganda and Control of the Public Mind (February 1997)
    15. Prospects for Democracy (March 1994)
    III. The Educational Institutions
    16. Some Thoughts on Intellectuals and the Schools (June 1966)
    17. The Responsibility of a University Community (May 31, 1969)
    18. Remarks Before the MIT Commission on MIT Education (November 1969)
    19. Two Roles of the American University (1997)
    20. The Universities and the Corporations (May 1973)
    IV. Language in the Classroom
    21. Some Observations on the Teaching of Language (September 1969)
    22. Language Theory and Language Teaching (August 1966)
    23. Our Understanding of Language and the Curriculum (1964)
    24. Language Theory and Language Use (1981)
    25. Language, Politics, and Composition (1991)


    Noam Chomsky, C.P. Otero

    "Though one may differ with this interpretation of U.S. history, or his views on the downside of the global media, much of what this soft-spoken prophet says has a middle-of-the-night ring of truth. The possibility that Chomsky glimpses something the rest of us fail to see is the ultimate explanation for his place in the current intellectual pantheon." -- The Globe and Mail