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This Changes Everything

By Naomi Klein, pp. 576, Simon & Schuster, 2014. In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and...

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

By Howard Zinn. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2010; 749 pages. Deluxe edition with French flaps and a striking cover photo of the author. The legendary masterwork by the legendary historian is...

Voices of A People's History of the United States

2014, pp 704. Selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring...

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...

They Know Everything About You

How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy pp. 256, 2015 The revelation that the government has access to a vast trove of personal online data demonstrates that...

No Place To Hide

By Glenn Greenwald, pp. 272, Metropolitan Books, 2014. In No Place to Hide Glenn Greenwald takes on the establishment media, excoriating their habitual avoidance of adversarial reporting on powerful state...

Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire Interviews with David Barsamian  pp 211, 2013. In this collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam...

Propaganda and the Public Mind

David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky. Haymarket Books, 2015; 256 pages. Out of print for several years, this classic has just been reissued with a new introduction by Chomsky. In this...

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...

Masters of Mankind

Essays and lectures by Noam Chomsky, 1969-2013, pp. 167, Haymarket Books, 2014. In this collection of essays, many in book form for the first time, Noam Chomsky exposes the real...

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...

Power Systems (AUDIOBOOK)

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire Interviews with David Barsamian  7 CDs, 2013. In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012,...

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....

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...

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...

Noam Chomsky: Keeping the Rabble in Line

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

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....

Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

Edited by David Cay Johnston, pp. 324 paperback, The New Press, 2014 Divided collects the writings of leading scholars, activists, and journalists to provide an illuminating, multifaceted look at inequality in...

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...

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...

Louder Than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine

By David Barsamian. South End Press, 2004; 170 pages. OUT OF PRINT. Limited number of copies left. Like an influential literary salon captured between covers, Louder Than Bombs brings together...

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...

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 Checkbook and the Cruise Missile

David Barsamian interviews Arundhati Roy. South End Press, 2004; 180 pages. OUT OF PRINT. Limited number of copies left. A skillful interviewer can reveal aspects of a writer's voice in...

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...

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...

Culture and Resistance: Conversations with Edward W. Said

David Barsamian interviews Edward Said. South End Press, 2003; 224 pages. OUT OF PRINT. Limited number of copies left. In his latest book of interviews, Edward W. Said discusses the centrality...

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...

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...

Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order

Introduction by Robert W. McChesney 1999, pp. 175. The belief in the supremacy of "free" markets to drive and govern human affairs has twisted the world economy, and obliterated democratic...

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