The Political Economy of Human Rights is an important two volume work, co-authored with Edward Herman - also co-author of the classic Manufacturing Consent - which provides a complete dissection of American foreign policy during the 1960s and '70s, looking at the entire sweep of the Cold War during that period, including events in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Latin America. For those looking to develop a broad understanding of American foreign policy during the 20th Century this work has been a vital resource and is now available to a new generation of scholars and activists.
Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history and has profoundly shaped contemporary understanding of American politics. An ally of anarcho-syndicalists the world over, he has authored numerous books on linguistics, history and politics. He is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. Edward S. Herman is Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He is a media analyst with a speciality in corporate and regulatory issues, as well as political economy. He has collaborated with Noam Chomsky on a number of books, including The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism (Pluto, 2015) and After the Cataclysm (Pluto, 2015).