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Requiem for the American Dream: The Principles of Concentrated Wealth and Power

Requiem for the American Dream: The Principles of Concentrated Wealth and Power

Written by Noam Chomsky

Narrated by Donald Corren


Requiem for the American Dream: The Principles of Concentrated Wealth and Power

Written by Noam Chomsky

Narrated by Donald Corren

ratings:
4.5/5 (145 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Released:
Mar 28, 2017
ISBN:
9781501946448
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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.

"During the Great Depression, things were much worse than they are today, but there was an expectation that things were going to get better. There was a real sense of hopefulness. There isn't today.... Inequality is really unprecedented. In terms of total inequality, it's like the worst periods in American history. But if you refine it more closely, the inequality comes from the extreme wealth in a tiny sector of the population, a fraction of 1 percent.... Not only is it extremely unjust in itself, inequality has highly negative consequences on the society as a whole because the very fact of inequality has a corrosive, harmful effect on democracy." (Noam Chomsky, in Requiem for the American Dream)

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. Chomsky considers these to be his final, long-form documentary interviews. 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. It will go down as one of his greatest and most lasting contributions.

Released:
Mar 28, 2017
ISBN:
9781501946448
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)
    an insightful book. It revives the conscious of those who are blind to the defects of our so-called democracy.
  • (5/5)
    Amazing! Really weaves together theory, history, and a poignant political analysis.
  • (5/5)
    Noam Chomsky never dissapoints. This book is full of substance that is easy to reference with day to day events. A must.
  • (5/5)
    excelente!!!
    hace una reseña de como nos engañan, por medio de la publicidad, medios la alternativos, entre otras, la corrupción a toda costa, aprovechando que la gente esta muy desinformada.