A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers...
In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the European financial crisis, the breakdown of American mainstream political institutions, and the rise of the Occupy movement. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas vividly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight.
The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, this collection shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of listeners, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today.
©2013 Aviva Chomsky and David Barsamian (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
"Power Systems" is one of the best audiobooks I have read.
Noam Chomsky is one of the hardest-working and best researchers in the field of contemporary politics, power systems, American colonialism, foreign wars, the occupy movement, post-secondary education (he teaches at M.I.T.) the 1%, poverty in America, and the widening gap between the super-rich and everyone else. This book covers more territory than many of his other more specialized titles, and brings the reader up to the past year or so (2012). If you want a good overview of the problems facing America and the west, and what needs to be done to fix them, this is a very good place to start.
I have a degree in Political Science and Law. I love history!
To the point
The honest truth, like it or not
The plight of the population
Noam Chomsky tells you the facts. He has no favorites, just tells it like it is.
I was very disappointed to discover that this is a recorded interview with Chomsky, not a book. So it is very repetitive and much of the interview is conducted over the phone so the audio quality is very poor. You have to be a huge fan of Chomsky to want to sit through this.
This is a series of insightful interviews with Noam Chomsky, providing comment on the meaning and significance of contemporary social, political, and economic trends and events. I should have read the description more carefully before buying. I was expecting something that would more closely approximate a book, which this is not. I was also expect fresh perspectives and new analysis of contemporary concerns. This is a good reflection of Noam Chomsky's ideas. Chomsky speaks off the cuff to questions presented to him. Smart, articulate, well stated. Not particularly novel.
I'll pay more attention to the description in the future.
Reflection on contemporary challenges.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Never knowing of its existence.
I hope there are no other books in this genre.
All of them.
The download made my i-Pod throw up.
"Very good - interesting Chomsky monologues"
I really enjoyed this audio book. It's quite a relaxed format and covers a wide range of topics. Sometimes the questions from Barsamian are a bit fawning, but generally it is to the point and is very interesting. There's even a section on Chomsky's work on language, which isn't a subject I knew much about so it was interesting to hear him speak about it.
I'd really recommend this audio book if you are interested in Chomsky's views.
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