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Louder Than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine

Louder Than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine book cover

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 over twenty interviews with cultural and political luminaries such as Tariq Ali, Edwidge Danticat, Angela Davis, Eduardo Galeano, Danny Glover, Ralph Nader, John Pilger, Amartya Sen, Vandana Shiva, and Haunani-Kay Trask.. David Barsamian's insightful questions and captivating manner draw out these celebrities' personal perspectives on work and art, and their visions for a fundamentally more equitable society. The lively conversations highlight the power of dialog to inform and inspire. Also includes Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Noam Chomsky, and Kurt Vonnegut, among others.

A collaborative project between South End Press and The Progressive.

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Author(s):

David Barsamian

One of America's most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 29th year—and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His latest book of interviews with Noam Chomsky is Power Systems. His best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many languages. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media, the economic crisis and global rebellions. Click for a list of recent speaking topics.

He is a winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center. He has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet  in events in New York, London, Vienna and elsewhere.

The Boulder Weekly published this feature about him. As Arundhati Roy wrote for The Guardian, Barsamian was deported from India due to his work on Kashmir and other revolts. He is still barred from traveling to "the world's largest democracy."

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