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    • Manufacturing Consent

    • The Political Economy of the Mass Media
    • By: Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbing view

    • By Jan D. Leslie on 07-01-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Understanding Power

    • The Indispensable Chomsky
    • By: Noam Chomsky, Peter R. Mitchell (editor), John Schoeffel (editor)
    • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 935
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Current times demand you get this into your head.

    • By Senor Comatoso on 08-12-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Who Rules the World?

    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Brian Jones
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Informative

    • By Kristopher on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Requiem for the American Dream

    • The Principles of Concentrated Wealth and Power
    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
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    Noam Chomsky is widely regarded as the most influential thinker of our time, but never before has he devoted a major book to one topic: income inequality. Requiem for the American Dream is not an essay collection but an entire work of some 70,000 words, based on four years of interviews with Chomsky by the editors. It is a book that makes Chomsky's breadth and depth accessible and at the same time gives us his most powerful political ideas with unprecedented, breathtaking directness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Documents how US plutocracy oppresses citizens

    • By BruceK on 04-14-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • On Anarchism

    • By: Noam Chomsky, Nathan Schneider (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hit and Miss

    • By Jacob King on 06-18-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Essential Chomsky

    • By: Noam Chomsky, Anthony Arnove (editor)
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 22 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 115
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen to after the first hour

    • By Thomas Dargan on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Global Discontents

    • Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy
    • By: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian - Interviewer
    • Narrated by: Noam Chomsky
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks listeners to consider "the world we are leaving to our grandchildren": one imperiled by the escalation of climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. If the current system is incapable of dealing with these threats, he argues, it's up to us to radically change it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • insightful

    • By Jan D. Leslie on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Media Control

    • The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Noam Chomsky
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • kind of a rip-off

    • By el_bobito on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $20.93

    • On Language

    • Chomsky's Classic Works 'Language and Responsibility' and 'Reflections on Language'
    • By: Noam Chomsky, Mitsou Ronat
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 62
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult in audio format

    • By Commuting Learner on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Profit Over People

    • Neoliberalism & Global Order
    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Brian Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye Opener

    • By Maxwell Boyle on 12-24-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Necessary Illusions

    • Thought Control in Democratic Societies
    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging even for radical minds

    • By Machine Learner on 04-18-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • What Kind of Creatures Are We?

    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Noam Chomsky is widely known and deeply admired for being the founder of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and perhaps the most avidly read political theorist and commentator of our time. In these lectures, he presents a lifetime of philosophical reflection on all three of these areas of research to which he has contributed for over half a century. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Propaganda and the Public Mind

    • By: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
    • Narrated by: Brian Jones
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Letting the Facts Speak for Themselves

    • By Susie on 10-01-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Failed States

    • The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 369
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible and Unforgettable

    • By Todd on 11-28-08
    • The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 03-28-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 369 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Fateful Triangle

    • The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (Updated Edition)
    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Brian Jones
    • Length: 30 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ethical Right to the Point

    • By Leaflady on 09-23-15
    • The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (Updated Edition)
    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Brian Jones
    • Length: 30 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 07-28-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 41 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Hegemony or Survival

    • America's Quest for Global Dominance
    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Brian Jones, Noam Chomsky
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, lousy reader

    • By Jazz Listener on 03-25-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • On Western Terrorism - New Edition: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare (Chomsky Perspectives)

    • By: Noam Chomsky, Andre Vltchek
    • Narrated by: Margy Stein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Admired by some, condemned by others, and feared by all - the military might of the West is undeniably colossal. In On Western Terrorism, world-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses Western power and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. It offers the perfect introduction to Chomsky’s significant political thought and provides an accessible approach for anyone who wishes to better understand the West’s fraught role in the world.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism

    • The Political Economy of Human Rights - Volume I
    • By: Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman
    • Narrated by: Brian Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Is There Hope in This Desperate Time?

    • By: Professors Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    Noted academics and political commentators Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky each spoke for about 20 minutes and answered questions for over an hour. At the beginning, Zinn jokingly said that he would speak about hope and let Chomsky deal with desperation. Both Zinn and Chomsky spoke about how political and social matters had improved for the better during the past century and that today's times were not as desperate as in the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • listen, and open your mind

    • By Rosina on 11-20-04

    Regular price: $8.70

    • Rogue States

    • The Rule of Force in World Affairs
    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Brian Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Noam Chomsky argues that, contrary to popular perception, the real "rogue" states in the world today are not the dictator-led developing countries we hear about in the news but the United States and its allies. He challenges the legal and humanitarian reasons given to justify intervention in global conflicts in order to reveal the West's reliance on the rule of force. He examines NATO's intervention in Kosovo, the crisis in East Timor, and US involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • GADFLY

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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