On Anarchism

On Anarchism

On Anarchism

On Anarchism provides the reasoning behind Noam Chomsky's fearless lifelong questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. In these essays, Chomsky redeems one of the most maligned ideologies, anarchism, and places it at the foundation of his political thinking. Chomsky's anarchism is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian. Moreover, it is a living, evolving tradition that is situated in a historical lineage; Chomsky's anarchism emphasizes the power of collective, rather than individualist, action.

The collection includes a revealing new introduction by journalist Nathan Schneider, who documented the Occupy movement for Harper's and The Nation, and who places Chomsky's ideas in the contemporary political moment. On Anarchism will be essential reading for a new generation of activists who are at the forefront of a resurgence of interest in anarchism—and for anyone who struggles with what can be done to create a more just world.


Praise for Noam Chomsky:
"Chomsky is a global phenomenon."
—Samantha Power, The New York Times Book Review

"Chomsky’s fierce talent proves once more that human beings are not condemned to become commodities."
—Eduardo Galeano

"Not to have read [Chomsky] is to court genuine ignorance."
—The Nation

About the Author

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor emeritus of...

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