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What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World

What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World


What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World

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5/5 (14 ratings)
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5 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Oct 30, 2007
ISBN:
9781427202239
Format:
Audiobook

Description

In this all new collection of conversations, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United States, the deterioration of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of China, and the growing power of the left in Latin America, as well as the Democratic victory in the U.S. midterm elections and its ramifications for the future.

As always, Chomsky presents his ideas clearly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight. The latest audiobook from a long-established, trusted partnership, What we Say Goes shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Noam Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today.

A Macmillan Audio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Oct 30, 2007
ISBN:
9781427202239
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political works, including Hegemony or Survival and Failed States. A laureate professor at the University of Arizona and professor emeritus of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, he is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives in Tuscon, Arizona.



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  • (5/5)

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    Thank you, so much,this book has put a tremendous amount of, issues I've had, right into place.This is a great book if you, want to know what's going on, with present ,and past policies, or so called terrorists ,to the Nation.Great Book.Hope all is well with you,very much.

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    This is my first Noam Chomsky, and it was probably not the best one to start with. This is a series of interviews with Chomsky, mostly on the topic of the US and how it relates to other countries. In parts it tends to assume some background knowledge. Without having read Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine I wouldn't have understood the term neoliberalism and the references to the Chicago boys.It is obvious that Chomsky has traveled widely in the world, and has read widely in what is happening in the rest of the world. The book is rather depressing because even Presidents I've admired, such as Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton, have done nasty things in other parts of the world in he name of the US. Part of the problem seems to be that in the US it is unthinkable that we are not the top dog in the world, or that we don't have the right to exploit the world's resources, no matter what the cost.Chomsky sees some reasons for optimism. He thinks speech in this country is freer now than it was in the 1960s, for example.How prescient or knowledgable is Chomsky? In one interview, in January 2007, he states there is good reason to think the housing market is a bubble and the housing market was already declining. That is just one example of his understanding of the world. He is remarkable for both the breadth and depth of his knowledge. In the interviews, he comments extensively on Latin America and Israel, among others, and he shows his depth in explaining how the situations there developed.Chomsky is another piece of the education of a US citizen in the reality of a world that the US media does not present. I plan to read more of his work.

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