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Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society.

“Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It represents both a crisis and an opportunity.... Everything depends on the actions that people take into their own hands.” - From the afterword

How do politics shape our world, our lives, and our perceptions? How much of “common sense” is actually driven by the ruling class’ needs and interests? And how are we to challenge the capitalist structures that now threaten all life on the planet?

Consequences of Capitalism exposes the deep, often unseen, connections between neoliberal “common sense” and structural power. In making these linkages, we see how the current hegemony keeps social justice movements divided and marginalized. And, most importantly, we see how we can fight to overcome these divisions.

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©2021 Valeria Chomsky and Marv Waterstone (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Scathing

Noam and Marv collectively, with evidence and sources, derail and obliterate what is taken for "commin history" in schools across American high schools. The book will cut your identity asunder and replace it with gripping reality. A crash course for all political science.

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Amazing!

I want to run for office as a real leftist. The knowledge in this book is helping to prepare me for that goal. I will forever be a student of Chomsky going forward.

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Everyone must read this book.

A very thorough presentation of the current global struggles we face and the history of their origin. Deep truth is presented in this text, it is difficult to face. Know that you are not alone in your journey of coming to terms with reality. Struggle is shared. Your allies are waiting. Be inspired by this work to seek out a place for yourself in social movements.

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Fantastic Book by a all time intellectual

Truly no better book I would recommend in terms of getting your feet wet with knowledge on the hardships capitalism has caused and is going to continue to cause, and learn to recognize them, and hopefully want to make a difference in helping to make change.

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Inconsistent with Noam’s other works

At times it seems to engage in scripted rhetorical dialogue and lack the objectivity and thoroughness that characterize his other works.

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All citizens need to hear this book.

The content of his lectures is quite alarming as American democracy is dying. He and Howard Zinn have really spelled out the treachery that is coming not only to the US but to the world. Fascism will happen again
but they will call it democracy.

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Brilliant

Great information delivered in a concentrated way. Reminiscent of Death of the Liberal Class, by Chris Hedges.

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Timely, Informative, and Relevant

I must confess to a certain level of ineptitude. They took this book from transcripts of a class taught by Chomsky and Waterstone, and I feel I must divulge that I fear I would not ace the final. There is so much information in there. Chomsky and Waterstone are brilliant men, and I would expect no less from them, but my mind could only digest the premise along with a few supporting facts. Other than that, one galling fact, this book was a treasure. Chomsky is one of my favorites and I liked Waterstone as well even if there was something about him that made me feel like he was the kind of instructor who would laugh with glee as he redlined my term paper like a two-year-old with a crayon and a white wall. This book redesigned my worldview, my political proclivities, and the narrator did a decent job. He could have been more alive, but he did nothing to mess it up and he had a nice voice. I would recommend this book to anyone. We can all fail the final together. We will still be smarter for it when we watch the 5 o’clock news. Trust me.

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A Masterpiece

Connects all the dots. Social transformation is not about simply eliminating a particular behavior, it is about transforming the system(s) that gives rise to that behavior in the first place. 👌🏾

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He could not resist.

A potential of a must read book dissolving into a all to common political rant. Donald Trump is what he is hate or love. Why is this fixation worth half your mind