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.
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This week at the Laugh Factory, Brother Woods embarrasses Dom by giving a few too many props. Then, SNL's Finesse Mitchell explains why mannequins are turning him on, and why black teenage moms shouldn't be allowed to name their children. Greek-Canadian Angelo Tsarouchas explains the real reason fat people are fat and the meaning behind his Greek name. Finally, Russell Peters and Dom compare notes on the politics of stealing other people's material and coming up with new material.
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