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Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy

Category: Book
By (author): Barsamian, David
By (author): Chomsky, Noam
Subject:  HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
  PHILOSOPHY / Political
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Published: December 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*In a compelling new set of interviews, Noam Chomsky identifies the dry kindling" of discontent around the world that could soon catch fire. In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks us 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. These ten 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 and the development of his uncompromising stance as America's premier dissident intellectual. "
Review Quote*Chomsky is a global phenomenon. . . . He may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet. -The New York Times Book Review "With relentless logic, Chomsky bids us to listen closely to what our leaders tell us-and to discern what they are leaving out. . . . Agree with him or not, we lose out by not listening." -BusinessWeek "It is possible that, if the United States goes the way of nineteenth-century Britain, Chomsky's interpretation will be the standard among historians a hundred years from now." -The New Yorker
Biographical NoteNoam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political works, including Hegemony or Survival and Failed States . A professor emeritus of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, he is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts. David Barsamian , director of the award-winning and widely syndicated Alternative Radio, is a winner of the Lannan Foundation's Cultural Freedom Fellowship and the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.