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No Place To Hide book cover

Glenn Greenwald
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...

Louder Than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine book cover

David Barsamian
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...

Speaking of Empire and Resistance: Conversations with Tariq Ali book cover

Tariq Ali, David Barsamian
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...

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Eqbal Ahmad, David Barsamian
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...

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Noam Chomsky
Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Nature & the Social Order

New edition of a classic long out of print. Includes some of Chomsky's finest essays: Writers and Intellectual Responsibility, Language and Nature and Goals and Visions, and others on questions of...

Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post 9-11 World book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
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...

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David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
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...

Noam Chomsky: Class Warfare book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
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....

The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting book cover

David Barsamian
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...

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David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
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....

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Noam Chomsky
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...

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David Barsamian
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...

How the World Works book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
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."...

Noam Chomsky: Keeping the Rabble in Line book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
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...

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David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
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,...

Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order book cover

Noam Chomsky
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...

Propaganda and the Public Mind book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
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...

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

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
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...

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Barbara Ehrenreich
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...

Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality book cover

David Cay Johnston
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...

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David Korten
Change the Story, Change the Future

The author of When Corporations Rule the World offers a cosmology that affirms that we are living beings born of a living Earth, itself born of a living universe. Our...

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Robert McChesney
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...

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Arundhati Roy, David Barsamian
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...

Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers book cover

Arundhati Roy
Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers

Field Notes on Democracy tracks the fault lines that threaten to destroy India's precarious democracy and send shockwaves through the region and beyond. Naomi Klein says, "Roy is one of...

Culture and Resistance: Conversations with Edward W. Said book cover

Edward Said, David Barsamian
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 book cover

David Barsamian
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...

They Know Everything About You book cover

Robert Scheer
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...

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Rebecca Solnit
Men Explain Things To Me

This book features the Solnit essay which gave birth to the term "mansplaining," and six complimentary essays, including an examination of the great feminist writer Virginia Woolf’s embrace of mystery,...

Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism book cover

Richard Wolff, David Barsamian
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...

Original Zinn: Conversations on History and Politics book cover

Howard Zinn, David Barsamian
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...

Democracy at Work (BOOK) book cover

Richard Wolff
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...

Howard Zinn: The Future of History book cover

Howard Zinn, David Barsamian
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...

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

Howard Zinn
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 book cover

Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove
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...

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