“Chomsky’s gritty, politically charged essays redefine the nature and practice of democracy in an increasingly unsteady world climate” (Foreword Reviews).
In this urgent book, Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under Pres. Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the US-Israeli assault on Gaza, and the recent financial bailouts, he also sees hope for the future and a way to move forward—in the revival of indigenous cultures and languages and in the global solidarity movements that suggest “real progress toward freedom and justice.”
Hopes and Prospects is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the primary challenges still facing the human race.
“A dazzling, informative, arresting piece of work . . . incredibly timely and incredibly thorough, reserving safe ground for no-one and exploring the challenges and problems facing us in today’s changing world.” —Seattle PI
“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—to millions, I suspect—for the simple reason that he is a truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him.” —John Pilger, journalist, writer, and filmmaker
“In dissecting the rhetoric and logic of American empire and class domination, at home and abroad, Chomsky continues a longstanding and crucial work of elucidation and activism . . . the writing remains unswervingly rational and principled throughout, and lends bracing impetus to the real alternatives before us.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)