By Noam Chomsky
It is a facsimile reproduction of Noam Chomsky's iconic anti-war book.
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12. , August 10, 1953. Cited in John H. Bunzel, Anti-Politics in America (New York, Alfred A. , 1967), p. 166. iii I Ii ill I IIIIII li Iiiiil! I Mil I Ii I I I i I II • II I II OBJECTIVITY AND LIBERAL SCHOLARSHIP ln a recent essay, Conor Cruise O'Brien speaks of the process of "counterrevolutionary subordination" which poses a threat. to scholarly integrity in our own counterrevolutionary society, just as "revolutionary subordination," a phenomenon often noted and rightly deplored, has undermined scholarly integrity in revolutionary and postrevolutionary situations.
225-68. Equally characteristic of "New Left" thinking is the judgment that Rocker quotes from Kropotkin regarding Bolshevik Russia: "Russia has shown us the way in which Socialism cannot be realized. . The idea of workers' councils for the control of the political and economic life of the country is, in itself, of extraordinary importance . . but so long as the country is dominated by the dictatorship of a party, the workers' and peasants' councils naturally lose their significance. " 12. , August 10, 1953.
For example, the New York Times, December 26, 1967, reports a recent conference of experts studying the "Taiwan success in land reform," one of the real success stories of American intervention. "The Government reimbursed the former landlords in part (30 per cent) with shares of four large public enterprises taken over from the Japanese. The remainderwas paid in bonds .... Many speakers at the conference singled out the repayment as the shrewdest feature of the Taiwan program. It not only treated the landlords fairly, they said, but it 'aJso redirected the landlords' energies and capital towards indusfry,'; '"' thus advancing the "wholesale restructuring of society" in the only healthy and humane direction.