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On Language, Democracy, and Social Justice

Noam Chomsky’s Critical Intervention- Foreword by Peter McLaren- Afterword by Pepi Leistyna


Pierre W. Orelus and Noam Chomsky

Every century has witnessed the birth of a few world-transcending intellectuals as well as talented emerging scholars. Noam Chomsky and Pierre W. Orelus are no exception. Using dialogues exchanged over the course of nine years, combined with heartfelt critical essays, Chomsky and Orelus analytically examine social justice issues, such as unbalanced relationships between dominant and subjugated languages, democratic schooling, neoliberalism, colonization, and the harmful effect of Western globalization on developing countries, particularly on the poor living in those countries. On Language, Democracy, and Social Justice offers a unique perspective on these issues. Educators and scholar-activists interested in challenging the long-standing status quo to inspire transformative social, educational, and political change must read this book.
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This book would not have been a reality without the support of many people. I wish to begin by thanking Professor Noam Chomsky for all of his support; I feel deeply indebted to him. I also want to thank Peter McLaren for gracefully agreeing to write the foreword. Likewise, I am deeply grateful to Professor Pepi Leistyna for writing the afterword. Moreover, I want to sincerely thank Professors Henry Giroux and David Barsky for endorsing the book. A sincere thanks goes to Anthony Arnove for his genuine help with the book contract and beyond. Also, I wish to thank Shirley Steinberg and Chris Myers for their support and the trust they placed in this book project. Finally, I want to thank my partner, Romina Pacheco, for her support. ← ix | x →

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