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Internationalism or Extinction

1st Edition

By Noam Chomsky

Edited by Charles Derber, Suren Moodliar, Paul Shannon

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118 pages | 10 Color Illus.

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In his new book Noam Chomsky writes cogently about the threats to planetary survival that are of growing alarm today. The prospect of human extinction emerged after World War II, the dawn of a new era scientists now term the Anthropocene, a time of possible human extinction. Chomsky uniquely traces the duality of threats from nuclear weapons and from climate change—including how the concerns emerged and evolved, and how the threats can interact with one another. The introduction and accompanying interviews place this dual threat in a framework of unprecedented corporate global power domination that has overtaken nation states’ ability to control the future and preserve the planet. Chomsky argues for the urgency of international climate and arms agreements, showing how global popular movements are mobilizing to force governments to meet this unprecedented challenge to civilization’s survival.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: The Twin Threats; Chapter 2: Reaching People; Chapter 3: Thinking Strategically; Chapter 4: Updated Reflections on Movements; Chapter 5: The Third Threat; Chapter 6: To Learn More

About the Author/Editors

Considered the founder of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in modern history and among the few most influential public intellectuals in the world. He has written more than 100 books, his most recent being "Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power." Before coming to the University of Arizona as Laureate Professor of Linguistics in 2017, Chomsky taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 50 years.

Charles Derber is Professor of Sociology at Boston College

Suren Moodlier is Vice President of Libertry Tree, a Foundation for Democratic Revolution

Paul Shannon is program staff for the Peace and Economic Security program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General