NOAM CHOMSKY ranks among the leading intellectual figures of modern times. He has changed the way we think about what it means to be human, gaining a position in the history of ideas – at least according to his supporters – comparable with that of Darwin or Descartes. Since launching his intellectual assault against the academic orthodoxies of the 1950s, he has succeeded – almost single-handedly – in revolutionising linguistics and establishing it as a modern science.
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Knight, C. (1971/1984) The Soldiers’ Wives’ Charter. Unpublished document reprinted by Writers, Artists and Media Workers for a Miners’ Victory.
Knight, C. (1972) General Strike! The Chartist, Bulletin of the Young Chartists.
Knight, C. (1973) Centrism in Crisis. The ‘Militant’ and the General Strike. A Chartist Publication.
Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group concludes his examination of a political enigma.
Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group continues his examination of the Chomsky enigma.
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How is that a powerful critic of US imperialism has been regarded as a valued asset by the US military? In the first of three articles Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group begins his examination of the life and work of Noam Chomsky.
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN TWO WINGS OF FEMINISM
This article reflects a major division in the women’s movement in Western Europe during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Here, Christine Delphy, author of The Main Enemy (Women’s Research and Resources Centre Publications, London, 1977) takes issue with Annie Leclerc, author of Parole de Femme. The issue was the role of ideology in the struggle for women’s emancipation. Leclerc argued, in effect, that women were oppressed because they had internalised oppressive ideas. Delphy argued on the contrary that the problem lay not in women’s ideas — but in the material dominance of men over women in society.
Is scientific objectivity compromised by a subordination to the interests of the international working class? Chris Knight examines the issues. Article in Weekly Worker,. 28 Sept 2006