Chomsky also goes into one of his favourite riffs on the subject of the manufacture of consent and thee evils of the foreign policy of the government of the United States of America. No change there then. But equally there is inevitably a fair bit of repetition involved when reprinting eleven items spread over nearly 40 years.
For example he votes in local and national elections, if he considers his vote may make a difference - to keep out an overtly reactionary candidate or to vote in local referenda on important issues. Equally there is advocacy of strengthening the state in certain areas if this can help build community-based services in opposition to more privatised profit based ones.
Political positions of Noam Chomsky
Whilst these ideas may seem heretical to more orthodox revolutionary anarchists, they can also seen as the exercise of responsible citizenship in the limited and deficient forms currently allowed. What you do get are a series of essays and interviews, which, hopefully, will challenge and inform and entertain Chomsky has a very dry wit. Perhaps the only criticism I could make is that the book would be improved by a name and subject index.
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