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No, Russell Brand, you’re no Noam Chomsky

The comedian-turned-activist styles himself as a pupil of Chomsky, but his new book only furthers the cause of the establishment he rails against

By Robin McGhee  

Brand and Chomsky: brothers in arms? © Tom Ipri/Duncan c

Read James Robertson’s response, In defence of Russell Brand

Revolution by Russell Brand (Century, £20) Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures 1969—2013 by Noam Chomsky (Haymarket, £7.99)

Russell Brand’s new book is a brilliant, if totally unintentional, defence of the establishment. On the one hand, he proposes the bankruptcy of the current political system. On the other, he gives victory to the establishment by suggesting the only way to fix…

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