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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...

Postcapitalism book cover

Paul Mason
Postcapitalism

Postcapitalism argues that we are on the brink of a change so big and so profound that this time capitalism itself, the immensely complex system within which entire societies function,...

Listen, Liberal book cover

Thomas Frank
Listen, Liberal

In his 2004 book What's the Matter with Kansas Thomas Frank explained how the Republican Party successfully punks the working class into voting against its own interest. In Listen, Liberal: What...

Capitalism's Crisis Deepens book cover

Richard Wolff
Capitalism's Crisis Deepens

The once robust debates over capitalism and alternative economic systems were never settled in the Cold War or by the implosion of the former Soviet Union. They were only temporarily...

The Sixth Extinction book cover

Elizabeth Kolbert
The Sixth Extinction

Pulitzer Prize winning book. Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines, descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost, and the history of extinction as a concept, New...

Seed Sovereignty, Food Security book cover

Vandana Shiva
Seed Sovereignty, Food Security

Agro-economist and world renown seed keeper Vandana Shiva brings together "women in the vanguard of the fight against GMOs and corporate agriculture." A must have collection of essays by Frances Moore...

The Once and Future Ocean book cover

Peter Neill
The Once and Future Ocean

Water, that is hydraulic society, is the new paradigm,” Peter Neill writes in The Once and Future Ocean. “And if you accept that, and see how it works on the...

Who Rules the World? book cover

Noam Chomsky
Who Rules the World?

Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing...

What Kind of Creatures Are We? book cover

Noam Chomsky
What Kind of Creatures Are We?

From the Columbia Themes in Philosophy series. In clear, precise, and nontechnical language, Chomsky elaborates on 50 years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his own...

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle book cover

Angela Davis
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the...

Kissinger's Shadow book cover

Greg Grandin
Kissinger's Shadow

A new account of America's most controversial diplomat that moves beyond praise or condemnation to reveal Kissinger as the architect of America's current imperial stance. Greg Grandin argues that to...

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America book cover

Manning Marable
How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America

Manning Marable offers profound insight into the deeply intertwined problems of race and class in the United States historically and today. How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America dispenses impeccably comprehensive research to expose...

Chomsky-Zinn-Barsamian Out-of-Print Interview Books 4-Pack book cover

David Barsamian
Chomsky-Zinn-Barsamian Out-of-Print Interview Books 4-Pack

A special collector's package–four out-of-print books (autographed by David Barsamian) at one special price – $60. This offer is only valid in the U.S. and is not eligible for discounts. Book...

Game Over book cover

Dave Zirin
Game Over

Sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it “rule number one of the jockocracy”: sports and politics just don’t mix. But in Game Over, celebrated alt-sportswriter Dave Zirin proves once and for all...

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Robert McChesney
Digital Disconnect

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

Islamophobia & the Politics of Empire book cover

Deepa Kumar
Islamophobia & the Politics of Empire

In response to the events of 9/11, the Bush administration launched a “war on terror” ushering in an era of anti-Muslim racism, or Islamophobia. However, 9/11 did not create Islamophobia,...

Uncivil Rites: Palestine & the Limits of Academic Freedom book cover

Steven Salaita
Uncivil Rites: Palestine & the Limits of Academic Freedom

In spite of or because of his termination at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Steven Salaita has written this courageous, incisive historical document that stands up to institutional racism...

The Violence of Organized Forgetting book cover

Henry Giroux
The Violence of Organized Forgetting

Henry Giroux highlights emblematic current events to reveal how the major institutions  generate false narratives that promote mass fear, quietism and passivity. For instance, he argues that widespread acceptance of...

Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age book cover

Stuart Schaar
Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

This book is an intellectual biography of the great Pakistani critic and analyst, Eqbal Ahmad. Schaar and Ahmad studied together at Princeton University and were life-long friends and political scholars...

Terrorism: Theirs & Ours book cover

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...

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...

PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights book cover

Katha Pollitt
PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Katha Pollitt breaks down the complications of the abortion debate and shines a light on what "pro-life" means in practical terms. Giving women the decision of when and how they...

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...

Power Systems book cover

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,  Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate...

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."...

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...

Masters of Mankind book cover

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...

Targeting Iran book cover

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. OUT OF PRINT. Limited copies left. Continuing his best-selling interviews with David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky provides a road map...

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...

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. Collector's edition. Limited number of copies left. Edward Said discusses the centrality of popular resistance to his...

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...

Wages of Rebellion book cover

Chris Hedges
Wages of Rebellion

Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt pp. 287, 2015. (paperback) Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes...

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...

Men Explain Things To Me book cover

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,...

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...

Chronicles of Dissent book cover

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....

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. OUT OF PRINT. Limited copies left. A map of an emerging economic regime. In a series of interviews from...

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...

Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Nature & the Social Order book cover

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...

Because We Say So book cover

Noam Chomsky
Because We Say So

Because We Say So presents more than thirty concise, forceful commentaries on U.S. politics and global power. Written between 2011 and 2015, Noam Chomsky's arguments forge a persuasive counter-narrative to...

Stenographers to Power book cover

David Barsamian
Stenographers to Power

In Barsamian's first interview book David interviews cogent media critics Noam Chomsky, Ben Bagdikian, Alexander Cockburn, Mark Hertsgaard, Michael Parenti, Erwin Knoll and Jeff Cohen in this out-of-print collectors' edition.

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