Essential reading

Books

Dollarocracy (BOOK)

Dollarocracy: How the Money & Media Elections Complex is Destroying America By John Nichols & Robert McChesney, pp. 368, Nation Books, 2013. When President Barack Obama was reelected, some pundits...

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

By Max Blumenthal, pp. 512, Nation Books, 2013. In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine,...

Power Systems (AUDIOBOOK)

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire Interviews with David Barsamian  $35, 7 CDs, 2013. In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to...

Digital Disconnect

By Robert McChesney, pp. 320, The New Press, 2013. Celebrants and skeptics alike have produced valuable analyses of the Internet's effect on us and our world, oscillating between utopian bliss...

The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile

David Barsamian interviews Arundhati Roy. South End Press, 2004; 180 pages. A skillful interviewer can reveal aspects of a writer's voice in simple yet telling ways. As a novelist, Arundhati...

Propaganda and the Public Mind

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky. South End Press, 2001; 256 pages. In this latest collection of interviews with David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky interrogates the institutions that shape the public mind...

Bright-Sided

Americans are a “positive” people—cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key...

Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire Interviews with David Barsamian  $16, pp 211, 2013. In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to...

Democracy at Work (BOOK)

Democracy at Work does not solely diagnose economic inequalities in America, Richard Wolff points the way toward fundamental transformations of corporate capitalism as we know it, and provides clear Marxist economic...

The Pen and the Sword: Conversations with Edward Said

David Barsamian interviews Edward Said. Introduction by Eqbal Ahmad. With a new preface by Nubar Hovsepian. Haymarket Books, March 2010; 180 pages. Gathered here are five wide-ranging interviews with the...

Culture and Resistance: Conversations with Edward W. Said

David Barsamian interviews Edward Said. South End Press, 2003; 224 pages. In his latest book of interviews, Edward W. Said discusses the centrality of popular resistance to his understanding of culture,...

Noam Chomsky: Class Warfare

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky. Common Courage Press, 1995; 185 pages. Continuing his best-selling interviews with David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky provides a road map to the concentration of corporate power....

Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire

David Barsamian interviews Eqbal Ahmad. Foreword by Edward Said. South End Press, 2001; 150 pages. "Eqbal Ahmad, perhaps the shrewdest and most original anti-imperialist analyst of Asia and Africa, [was]...

Terrorism: Theirs & Ours

This Open Media Pamphlet Series edition (59 pp.) features edited transcripts from Eqbal Ahmad's lecture at the University of Colorado, October 12, 1998 and excerpts from David Barsamian's extensive interviews with...

Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics

David Barsamian interviews Howard Zinn. Foreword by Arundhati Roy. Harper Perennial, 2006; 167 pages. A collection of conversations with David Barsamian touching on such diverse topics as the American war...

Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism

In these eye-opening interviews with prominent economist Richard Wolff, David Barsamian probes the root causes of the current economic crisis, its unjust social consequences and what can and should be...

How the World Works

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky Edited by Arthur Naiman Soft Skull Press, 2011; 336 pages. According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is "arguably the most important intellectual alive."...

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

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky. Metropolitan Books, 2007; 240 pages. In this new collection of conversations, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United...

Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post 9-11 World

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky. Metropolitan/Holt, 2005; 228 pages. (More than 60,000 copies in print.) Timely, illuminating, and urgently needed, this volume of interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David...

Chronicles of Dissent

Chronicles of Dissent is a seminal book of Noam Chomsky interviews conducted by David Barsamian. Chomsky offers a coherent big picture buttressed by the data of a thousand smaller pictures....

Noam Chomsky: Keeping the Rabble in Line

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky. Common Courage Press, 2002; 317 pages. A map of an emerging economic regime. In a series of interviews from 1992 to 1994, Noam Chomsky outlines...

Targeting Iran

By David Barsamian. Interviews with Noam Chomsky, Ervand Abrahamian and Nahid Mozaffari. City Lights Open Media, 2007; 144 pages. Iran and the United States are on a collision course. David...

The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting

By David Barsamian. South End Press, 2001; 88 pages. Concentration of the media has reached new heights, making it harder for alternative and critical voices to gain a hearing. The...

Louder Than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine

By David Barsamian. South End Press, 2004; 170 pages. Like an influential literary salon captured between covers, Louder Than Bombs brings together over twenty interviews with cultural and political luminaries...

A People's History of the United States, 1492-Present (BOOK)

By Howard Zinn. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2005; 749 pages. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is...

Howard Zinn: The Future of History

David Barsamian interviews Howard Zinn. Common Courage Press, 1999; 192 pages. Who will control the past - and the future? In these panoramic interviews (1989-1998), Howard Zinn makes sense of...

Speaking of Empire and Resistance: Conversations with Tariq Ali

David Barsamian interviews Tariq Ali. The New Press, 2005; 240 pages. A prolific and eloquent writer, Tariq Ali is also a captivating conversationalist. Speaking of Empire and Resistance captures him...