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Title: Chomsky's philosophy
Description/subject: 347 videos (November 2016) of Noam Chomsky - interviews, debates, lectures etc. on politics, education, philosophy, activism.... from 2 minutes to more than 2 hours -
Language: English
Source/publisher: Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Floash
Date of entry/update: 13 November 2016


Title: Democracy Now!
Description/subject: "Daily independent news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 800 stations."...Topics in the News...
Author/creator: Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
Language: English
Source/publisher: Democracy Now!
Format/size: html, Adobe Flash
Alternate URLs: http://www.democracynow.org/topics
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2016


Title: I will be a hummingbird (video)
Description/subject: Advancing the politics of small deeds.... "In this beautifully animated clip from Dirt! The Movie, Wangari Maathai tells an inspiring tale of doing the best you can under seemingly interminable odds. Join us at www.DirtTheMovie.org"
Author/creator: Wangari Maathai
Language: English
Source/publisher: www.DirtTheMovie.org
Format/size: Adobe Flash (2 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2016


Title: Noam Chomsky
Description/subject: "Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, and particularly international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. Chomsky has been a writer for Z projects since their earliest inception, and a tireless supporter of our operations."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Z Communications
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2015


Title: Noam Chomsky - Google search
Description/subject: "About 11,400,000 results (October 2015)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2015


Title: Noam Chomsky - Wikipedia
Description/subject: "Avram Noam Chomsky (/ˈnoʊm ˈtʃɒmski/; born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as the "father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently Professor Emeritus, and has authored over 100 books. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and was voted the "world's top public intellectual" in a 2005 poll..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2015


Title: Noam Chomsky on Youtube (video)
Description/subject: Wide-ranging collection of videos
Author/creator: Noam Chomsky
Language: English
Source/publisher: Youtube
Format/size: Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 29 February 2016


Individual Documents

Title: Noam Chomsky: Knowledge and Power - An in-depth look at the work and views of the man described as 'one of the greatest minds in human history'. (video)
Date of publication: 15 October 2015
Description/subject: "Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most-celebrated intellectuals, known for his writing on language and his views on US foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East. Now in his late eighties, the linguistics philosopher and Emeritus Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology near Boston is still working, writing, and speaking publicly. He's a quite extraordinary human being in every respect - both intellectually and personally - and we're not in the same category. Norman Finkelstein He first emerged through his pioneering work in linguistics in the 1950s but later became a political activist and a critic of US foreign policy in Vietnam, its neo-liberal capitalism, and mainstream media. He has been almost as prolific a writer as he has been controversial..." Keywords: Arts & Culture, Israel, Palestine, Literature, Politics
Author/creator: Noam Chomsky
Language: English
Source/publisher: Al Jazeera
Format/size: Adobe Flash (47 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2015


Title: "Society Against the State" (extract)
Date of publication: 1987
Description/subject: "In this seminal, founding work of political anthropology, Pierre Clastres takes on some of the most abiding and essential questions of human civilization: What is power? What is society? How, among all the possible modes of political organization, did we come to choose the monolithic State model and its accompanying regimes of coercion? As Clastres shows, other and different regimes do indeed exist, and they existed long before ours — regimes in which power, though it manifests itself everywhere, is nonetheless noncoercive. In such societies, political culture, and cultural practices generally, are not only not submissive to the State model, but they actively avert it, rendering impossible the very conditions in which coercive power and the State could arise. How then could our own “societies of the State” ever have arisen from these rich and complex stateless societies, and why? Clastres brilliantly and imaginatively addresses these questions, meditating on the peculiar shape and dynamics of so-called “primitive societies,” and especially on the discourses with which “civilized” (i.e., political, economic, literate) peoples have not ceased to reduce and contain them. He refutes outright the idea that the State is the ultimate and logical density of all societies. On the contrary, Clastres develops a whole alternate and always affirmative political technology based on values such as leisure, prestige, and generosity. Through individual essays he explores and deftly situates the anarchistic political and social roles of storytelling, homosexuality, jokes, ruinous gift-giving, and the torturous ritual marking of the body, placing them within an economy of power and desire very different from our own, one whose most fundamental goal is to celebrate life while rendering the rise of despotic power impossible. Though power itself is shown to be inseparable from the richest and most complex forms of social life, the State is seen as a specific but grotesque aberration peculiar only to certain societies, not least of which is our own."
Author/creator: Pierre Clastres
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Society Against the State"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 31 January 2016


Title: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Date of publication: 1865
Description/subject: with fourty-two illustrations by John Tenniel...Contents: Poem. All in the golden afternoon... I Down the Rabbit-Hole... II The Pool of Tears... III A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale... IV The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill... V Advice from a Caterpillar... VI Pig and Pepper VII A Mad Tea-Party... VIII The Queen’s Croquet-Ground... IX The Mock Turtle’s Story... X The Lobster Quadrille... XI Who Stole the Tarts?... XII Alice’s Evidence.
Author/creator: Lewis Carroll
Language: English
Source/publisher: Lewis Carroll via pdfreebooks.org
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Alternate URLs: http://pdfreebooks.org/alice-in-wonderland-book.htm
Date of entry/update: 13 November 2015


Title: The Art of War
Description/subject: "...The Art of War (Chinese: trad. 孫子兵法, simp. 孙子兵法, pinyin Sūnzǐ Bīngfǎ, lit. "Master Sun's Rules for Army") was traditionally ascribed to Sun Tzu. It presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. It is accepted as a masterpiece on strategy and is frequently cited and referred to by generals and theorists since it was first published, translated, and distributed internationally.[13] There are numerous theories concerning when the text was completed and concerning the identity of the author or authors, but archeological recoveries have proven that The Art of War had achieved roughly its current form by at least the early Han.[14] Because it is impossible to prove definitively when the Art of War was completed before this date, the differing theories concerning the work's author or authors and date of completion are unlikely to ever be completely resolved.[15] Some modern scholars believe that it contains not only the thoughts of its original author but also commentary and clarifications from later military theorists, such as Li Quan and Du Mu. Of the military texts written before the unification of China and Shi Huangdi's subsequent book burning in the second century BC, six major works have survived. During the much later Song dynasty, these six works were combined with a Tang text into a collection called the Seven Military Classics. As a central part of that compilation, The Art of War formed the foundations of orthodox military theory in early modern China. Illustrating this point, the book was required reading to pass the tests needed for imperial appointment to military positions.[16]..."
Author/creator: Sun Tsu
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Internet (Akasha)
Format/size: pdf (99K-English; 1.7MB-Burmese)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs21/Sun_Tsu-the_art_of_war-bu.pdf
Date of entry/update: 28 March 2015