Sunday, February 1, 2015

“Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship” and the Spanish Civil War

In connection to my last post… I’ve been meaning to mention that Noam Chomsky’s incisive analysis of liberal histories of the Spanish Civil War – part of the essay on “Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship” in his 1969 American Power and the New Mandarins - is included as a chapter in the recent On Anarchism:

I have problems with some of the arguments in the book, but if you’re interested in the Spanish Civil War and/or in how intellectual work is subtly shaped by politics and ideology, it would probably be worth buying for this chapter alone.

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