Global discontents : conversations on the rising threats to democracy

by Noam Chomsky

Other authorsDavid Barsamian (Interviewer.)
Paper Book, 2017

Description

In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks us to consider a world imperiled by climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. These twelve interviews, conducted from 2013 to 2016, examine the latest developments around the globe: the devastation of Syria, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, the place of religion in American political culture, and the bitterly contested 2016 U.S. presidential election. In accompanying personal reflections on his Philadelphia childhood and his eighty-seventh birthday, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey.

Status

Available

Call number

410.92

Publication

New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

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LibraryThing member cdogzilla
Nothing unexpected here for Chomsky readers. This would probably make a good first read for someone new to Chomsky and leftist criticisms of capitalist power structures and imperialism.

Chomsky's advocacy for prtotest and direct action to make change disappointingly ends when it comes to actually
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voting for the candidate that represents your goals. He encourages lesser of two evilism voting, rather than to aking the more cocistent position that people should act and vote their conscience, outsourcing instead to manufactured opinion that dismisses any candidate that represents working class and the poor as well-meaning loons. But I get it. Anyways, I wish Mr. Chomsky many more years of useful insight and analysis.
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1250146186 / 9781250146182
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