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  • Who Rules the World? | Noam Chomsky

    Who Rules the World?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Brian Jones
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    In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons.

    Jen says: "Makes you realize those who scream conspiracy are closer to the truth than we would hope!"
  • Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky | Noam Chomsky,Peter R. Mitchell (editor),John Schoeffel (editor)

    Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky, Peter R. Mitchell (editor), John Schoeffel (editor)
    • Narrated By Robin Bloodworth
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    A major new collection from "arguably the most important intellectual alive" (The New York Times). Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky's recent talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power.

    Tobinardo says: "Staggering insight."
  • Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order | Noam Chomsky

    Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Brian Jones
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    Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a global financial crisis that left millions of people jobless and hundreds of cities economically devastated?

  • The Essential Chomsky | Noam Chomsky,Anthony Arnove (editor)

    The Essential Chomsky

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky, Anthony Arnove (editor)
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    In a single volume, the seminal writings of the world's leading philosopher, linguist, and critic, published to coincide with his 80th birthday. For the past 40 years Noam Chomsky's writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, since the 1960s Chomsky has also secured a place as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States.

    Thomas Dargan says: "Hard to listen to after the first hour"
  • On Anarchism | Noam Chomsky,Nathan Schneider (introduction)

    On Anarchism

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    • By Noam Chomsky, Nathan Schneider (introduction)
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    On Anarchism provides the reasoning behind Noam Chomsky's fearless lifelong questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. In these essays, Chomsky redeems one of the most maligned ideologies, anarchism, and places it at the foundation of his political thinking. Chomsky's anarchism is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian. Moreover, it is a living, evolving tradition that is situated in a historical lineage; Chomsky's anarchism emphasizes the power of collective, rather than individualist, action.

    Jacob King says: "Hit and Miss"
  • Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda | Noam Chomsky

    Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
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    Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy - one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state", and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the United States.

    el_bobito says: "kind of a rip-off"
  • Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies | Noam Chomsky

    Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    In his 1988 CBC Massey Lecture, Noam Chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. Specific cases are illustrated in detail, using the U.S. media primarily but also media in other societies.

  • Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance | Noam Chomsky

    Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Brian Jones, Noam Chomsky
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    For more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing, as in the Cuban missile crisis, to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks. Now the Bush administration is intensifying this process, driving us toward the final frontiers of imperial control, toward a choice between the prerogatives of power and a livable Earth.

    Jazz Listener says: "Great book, lousy reader"
  • Because We Say So: City Lights Open Media Series | Noam Chomsky

    Because We Say So: City Lights Open Media Series

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By James Patrick Cronin
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    Because We Say So presents more than 30 concise, forceful commentaries on US politics and global power. Written between 2011 and 2015, Noam Chomsky's arguments forge a persuasive counternarrative to official accounts of US politics and policies during global crisis.

    jksc2011 says: "An antidote against American ignorance"
  • On Language: Chomsky's Classic Works 'Language and Responsibility' and 'Reflections on Language' | Noam Chomsky,Mitsou Ronat

    On Language: Chomsky's Classic Works 'Language and Responsibility' and 'Reflections on Language'

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky, Mitsou Ronat
    • Narrated By Fajer Al-Kaisi
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    Described by the New York Times as "arguably the most important intellectual alive," Noam Chomsky is known throughout the world for his highly influential writings on language and politics. Featuring two of Chomsky's most popular and enduring books in one omnibus volume, On Language contains some of the noted linguist and political critic's most informal and accessible work to date, making it an ideal introduction to his thought.

    Shellie says: "It was boring to listen to"
  • Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy | Noam Chomsky

    Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
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    The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. In this much-anticipated sequel to his international best seller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, charging the United States with being a "failed state", and therefore a danger to its own people and the world.

    Todd says: "Incredible and Unforgettable"
  • Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (Updated Edition) | Noam Chomsky

    Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (Updated Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Brian Jones
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    From its establishment to the present day, Israel has enjoyed a special position in the American roster of international friends. In Fateful Triangle, Noam Chomsky explores the character and historical development of this special relationship.

    Not Professor Know It All says: "Ethical Right to the Point"
  • Propaganda and the Public Mind | Noam Chomsky,David Barsamian

    Propaganda and the Public Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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    Renowned interviewer David Barsamian showcases his unique access to Chomsky's thinking on a number of topics of contemporary and historical import. Chomsky offers insights into the institutions that shape the public mind in the service of power and profit. In an interview conducted after the important November 1999 "Battle in Seattle", Chomsky discusses prospects for building a movement to challenge corporate domination of the media, the environment, and even our private lives.

    Susie says: "Letting the Facts Speak for Themselves"
  • Who Rules the World?: Reframings | Noam Chomsky

    Who Rules the World?: Reframings

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
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    Internationally renowned political commentator Noam Chomsky examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post-9/11 world. Noam Chomsky is the world's foremost intellectual activist. Over the last half century, no one has done more to question the great global powers who govern our lives, forensically scrutinizing policies and actions, calling our politicians, institutions and media to account. The culmination of years of work, Who Rules the World? is Chomsky's definitive intellectual investigation into the major issues of our times.

  • Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire | Noam Chomsky

    Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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    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.

    John says: "Nice update from Chomsky"
  • Year 501: The Conquest Continues | Noam Chomsky

    Year 501: The Conquest Continues

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Brian Jones
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    Analyzing Haiti, Latin America, Cuba, Indonesia, and even packets of the Third World developing in the United States, Noam Chomsky draws parallels between the genocide of colonial times and the murder and exploitation associated with modern-day imperialism.

  • Interventions | Noam Chomsky

    Interventions

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
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    Interventions, by Noam Chomsky, is getting new press after the Pentagon banned the book from Guantanamo Bay's prison library. Interventions is Noam Chomsky at his best. Not since his all-time best-selling title, 9/11, published in the Open Media series in 2001, have readers and listeners had a timely, short, affordable Chomsky. Unlike 9/11, Interventions is a writerly work - a series of more than 30 tightly argued essays aimed at various aspects of U.S. power and politics in the post-9/11 world. While critical of U.S. military interventions around the globe, each piece in the book is in itself an intellectual intervention.

    Susie says: "Chomsky on Fire"
  • Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: The Russell Lectures | Noam Chomsky

    Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: The Russell Lectures

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Derek Shetterly
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    From interpreting the world to changing it, a synthesis of Chomsky's early work on philosophy, linguistics, and politics. Originally delivered in 1971 as the first Cambridge lectures in memory of Bertrand Russell, Problems of Knowledge and Freedom is a masterful and cogent synthesis of Noam Chomsky's moral philosophy, linguistic analysis, and emergent political critique of America's war in Vietnam.

  • The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights - Volume I | Noam Chomsky,Edward S. Herman

    The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights - Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman
    • Narrated By Brian Jones
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    A brilliant, shattering, and convincing account of United States-backed suppression of political and human rights in the Third World... It relentlessly dissects the official views of Establishment scholars and their journals. The "best and brightest" pundits of the status quo emerge from this audiobook thoroughly denuded of their credibility.

  • The Attack | Noam Chomsky

    The Attack

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    • By Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated By Christian Brückner
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    Nominiert für den deutschen Hörbuchpreis 2003!

    Mit The Attack liefert Chomsky Hintergrundinformationen zu den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 und macht deutlich: Was Terror ist, bestimmen immer noch die USA...

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