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Wenonah Hauter
Frackopoly

Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy & the Environment Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rocketed to the forefront of U.S. energy production. With fracking, millions of gallons of...

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Mike Marqusee
Wicked Messenger

A nuanced analysis of Bob Dylan's response, through his music, to the political and social forces that shook America in the 1960s. Bob Dylan's abrupt abandonment of overtly political songwriting...

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Vijay Prashad
The Death of a Nation and the Future Arab Revolution

“The Arab Spring was defeated neither in the byways of Tahrir Square nor in the souk of Aleppo,” he explains. “It was defeated roundly in the palaces of Riyadh and...

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

By Howard Zinn. pp 729. New 2016 Edition, Introduction by Anthony Arnove, $20. The legendary masterwork by the legendary historian is a must have for your library and the perfect...

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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...

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Alfred McCoy
Torture and Impunity

During the Cold War, Alfred McCoy documents, the Central Intelligence Agency covertly funded psychological experiments designed to weaken a subject’s resistance to interrogation. After 9/11, the CIA revived these harsh...

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David Daley
Rat F**ked

Flooding state races with a gold rush of dark money made possible by Citizens United, the Republicans reshaped state legislatures, where the power to redistrict is held. Reconstructing this never- told-before...

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Ralph Nader
Breaking Through Power

This is classic Ralph Nader, a crystallization of the core political beliefs and commitments that have driven his lifetime of advocacy for greater democracy. In this succinct, Tom Paine-style wake-up...

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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...

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Henry Giroux
America at War with Itself

Henry A. Giroux offers a powerful, far-reaching critique of the economic interests, cultural dimensions, and political dynamics involved in the nation's shift toward increasingly abusive forms of power. His analysis...

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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...

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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...

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Eqbal Ahmad, David Barsamian
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]...

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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...

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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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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...

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

This class-savvy peoples’ history explores the silences haunting our national narrative. Like her friend and colleague, historian Howard Zinn, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a great rememberer and researcher. pp 296, paperback...

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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...

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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...

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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,  Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate...

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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."...

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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...

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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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...

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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...

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...

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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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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...

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
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...

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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