Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power

Scott, spent countless hours together over the course of five years, from 2011 to 2016. What are the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power at work in america today? They're simple enough: reduce democracy, attack the solidarity of the people, shape ideology, use fear and the power of the state to keep the rabble in line, manufacture consent, let special interests run the regulators, redesign the economy, shift the burden onto the poor and middle classes, engineer election results, marginalize the population.

. After the release of the film version, Chomsky and the editors returned to the many hours of tape and transcript and created a document that included three times as much text as was used in the film. A new york times bestseller!in his first major book on the subject of income inequality, Noam Chomsky skewers the fundamental tenets of neoliberalism and casts a clear, cold, patient eye on the economic facts of life.

But there was a sense that we'll get out of this somehow, an expectation that things were going to get better. In requiem for the american dream, chomsky devotes a chapter to each of these ten principles, and adds readings from some of the core texts that have influenced his thinking to bolster his argument.

To create requiem for the american Dream, Chomsky and his editors, Kelly Nyks, the filmmakers Peter Hutchison, and Jared P. The book that has resulted is nonetheless arguably the most succinct and tightly woven of Chomsky's long career, a beautiful vessel--including old-fashioned ligatures in the typeface--in which to carry Chomsky's bold and uncompromising vision, his perspective on the economic reality and its impact on our political and moral well-being as a nation.

During the great depression, which I'm old enough to remember, it was bad–much worse subjectively than today.

Who Rules the World? American Empire Project

Involvement with cuba to the sanctions on Iran, he details how America’s rhetoric of freedom and human rights so often diverges from its actions. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the sordid history of U. S. He delves deep into the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel-Palestine, providing unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet.

And, in a new afterword, he addresses the election of Donald Trump and what it shows about American society. Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, Who Rules the World? delivers the indispensable understanding of the central issues of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky. An american Empire Project Picador.

A new york times bestsellerwith a new afterwordin an incisive, Noam Chomsky examines the way that the United States, despite the rise of Europe and Asia, thorough analysis of the current international situation, still largely sets the terms of global discourse.

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worthy” versus “unworthy” victims, “legitimizing” and “meaningless” Third World elections, and devastating critiques of media coverage of the U. S. Wars against indochina—herman and Chomsky draw on decades of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media’s behavior and performance.

Pantheon Books. Picador. Herman and noam chomsky show that, social, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, in their actual practice they defend the economic, obstinate, and the global order.

In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. What emerges from this work is a powerful assessment of how propagandistic the U. S. Mass media are, how they systematically fail to live up to their self-image as providers of the kind of information that people need to make sense of the world, and how we can understand their function in a radically new way.

Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies, and it discusses several other applications. These include the manner in which the media covered the passage of the north american free trade agreement and subsequent Mexican financial meltdown of 1994-1995, World Bank, the media’s handling of the protests against the World Trade Organization, and International Monetary Fund in 1999 and 2000, and the media’s treatment of the chemical industry and its regulation.


Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change

J. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky, described by the New York Times as “arguably the most important intellectual alive. In these recent, wide-ranging interviews, conducted for Truthout by C.

Polychroniou, the rise of the black lives matter movement, prospects, the grave danger posed to humanity by the climate crisis, the dysfunctional US electoral system, the refugee crisis and cracks in the European Union, prospects for a just peace in Israel/Palestine, Chomsky discusses his views on the “war on terror” and the rise of neoliberalism, and the hopes, and challenges of building a movement for radical change.

Noam chomsky is institute Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. Picador. Polychroniou is a regular contributor to Truthout as well as a member of Truthout's Public Intellectual Project. He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide.

C. J. He has published several books and his articles have appeared in a variety of journals, newspapers, magazines, and popular news websites.

Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order

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? Why would the world's most powerful military spend ten years fighting an enemy that presents no direct threat to secure resources for corporations?The culprit in all cases is neoliberal ideology—the belief in the supremacy of "free" markets to drive and govern human affairs.

In profit over people, the world trade organization, chomsky reveals the roots of the present crisis, tracing the history of neoliberalism through an incisive analysis of free trade agreements of the 1990s, and the International Monetary Fund—and describes the movements of resistance to the increasing interference by the private sector in global affairs.

In the years since the initial publication of Profit Over People, the stakes have only risen. And in the years since the initial publication of noam chomsky's profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order, the bitter vines of neoliberalism have only twisted themselves further into the world economy, obliterating the public’s voice in public affairs and substituting the bottom line in place of people’s basic obligation to care for one another as ends in themselves.

Pantheon Books. Now more than ever, through chomsky’s analysis of resistance, Profit Over People is one of the key texts explaining how the crisis facing us operates—and how, we may find an escape from the closing net. Seven Stories Press.

The Essential Chomsky New Press Essential

For the past forty 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. Picador. In particular, Chomsky’s scathing critiques of the U. S. Pantheon Books. 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.

Chomsky’s many bestselling works—including manufacturing Consent, scholars, and Failed States—have served as essential touchstones for dissidents, Hegemony or Survival, Understanding Power, activists, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media to human rights to intellectual freedom.

Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of Chomsky’s thought. Seven Stories Press. Wars in vietnam, central america, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual inspiration for antiwar movements over nearly four decades. The essential chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past forty years.

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Who Rules the World? American Empire Project

Pantheon Books. New Press. Metropolitan Books. Policies post-9/11, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights In an incisive, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons.

Drawing on a wide range of examples, as well as the flashpoints of Iraq, Iran, from the expanding drone assassination program to the threat of nuclear warfare, and Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan, he offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet.

Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, Who Rules the World? delivers the indispensable understanding of the central conflicts and dangers of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky. In the process, Chomsky provides a brilliant anatomy of just how U. S. Picador. Elites have grown ever more insulated from any democratic constraints on their power.

While the broader population is lulled into apathy―diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable―the corporations and the rich have increasingly been allowed to do as they please. A new york times bestsellerthe world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.


On Anarchism

Metropolitan Books. New Press. Picador. On anarchism will be essential reading for a new generation of activists who are at the forefront of a resurgence of interest in anarchism—and for anyone who struggles with what can be done to create a more just world. The collection includes a revealing new introduction by journalist Nathan Schneider, who documented the Occupy movement for Harper's and The Nation, and who places Chomsky's ideas in the contemporary political moment.

On anarchism provides the reasoning behind Noam Chomsky's fearless lifelong questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. In these essays, anarchism, Chomsky redeems one of the most maligned ideologies, and places it at the foundation of his political thinking. Seven Stories Press. Chomsky's anarchism is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian.

Pantheon Books. New Press. Moreover, it is a living, rather than individualist, evolving tradition that is situated in a historical lineage; Chomsky's anarchism emphasizes the power of collective, action.

Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy The American Empire Project

New Press. Metropolitan Books. Picador. Seven Stories Press. In personal reflections on his philadelphia childhood, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey and the development of his uncompromising stance as America’s premier dissident intellectual. New Press. If the current system is incapable of dealing with these threats, he argues, it’s up to us to radically change it.

The twelve interviews in global discontents examine the latest developments around the globe: the rise of ISIS, conflicts in the Middle East, growing anger over economic inequality, the reach of state surveillance, and the presidency of Donald Trump. Pantheon Books. 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 discussions with david barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks us to consider “the world we are leaving to our grandchildren”: one imperiled by climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war.

America: The Farewell Tour

Picador. As our society unravels, we also face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. Chris hedges’s profound and provocative examination of america in crisis is “an exceedingly…provocative book, certain to arouse controversy, but offering a point of view that needs to be heard” Booklist, about how bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in a culture of sadism and hate.

America, says pulitzer prize­–winning reporter Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, a bitter despair, and a civil society that has ceased to function. All these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet. The opioid crisis; the retreat into gambling to cope with economic distress; the pornification of culture; the rise of magical thinking; the celebration of sadism, hate, and plagues of suicides are the physical manifestations of a society that is being ravaged by corporate pillage and a failed democracy.

Donald trump rode this disenchantment to power. In his “forceful and direct” publishers Weekly America: The Farewell Tour, now captured by corporate power, Hedges argues that neither political party, addresses the systemic problem. New Press. Seven Stories Press. Pantheon Books.

Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky

Metropolitan Books. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, all published here for the first time, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration.

Picador. Scholarly intellectual. Foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power offers a sweeping critique of the world around us and is definitive Chomsky. Noam chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Characterized by chomsky’s accessible and informative style, this is the ideal book for those new to his work as well as for those who have been listening for years.

. Seven Stories Press. New Press. 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. New Press. With an eye to political activism and the media’s role in popular struggle, as well as U. S.