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Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy

Global Discontents is a compelling new set of interviews with Noam Chomsky, who identifies the “dry kindling” of discontent around the world that could soon catch fire. In wide-ranging interviews...

The Extreme Centre book cover

Tariq Ali
The Extreme Centre

In The Extreme Centre, Tariq Ali considers recent events that suggest, despite everything, that there is room for hope. He finds promise in Latin America and at the edges of Europe....

It's Even Worse Than You Think book cover

David Cay Johnston
It's Even Worse Than You Think

It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America shines a light on the political termites who have infested our government under the Trump Administration, destroying...

Loaded book cover

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortíz
Loaded

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment presents a people's history of the Second Amendment, as seen through the lens of those who have been most targeted by guns: people...

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...

[Audio Book] Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy book cover

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky
[Audio Book] Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy

Global Discontents is a compelling new set of interviews with Noam Chomsky, who identifies the “dry kindling” of discontent around the world that could soon catch fire. In wide-ranging interviews...

How Propaganda Works book cover

Jason Stanley
How Propaganda Works

Political brainwashing – The prevailing belief among Americans about political brainwashing is that it doesn't happen here; that happens in totalitarian societies. Yet Our democracy today is fraught with political...

Democracy in Chains book cover

Nancy MacLean
Democracy in Chains

An explosive exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution. Behind today’s headlines of billionaires taking over our government is...

Losing an Enemy book cover

Trita Parsi
Losing an Enemy

Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran & the Triumph of Diplomacy explains how the JCPOA, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the "Iran Deal," broke a persistent stalemate in negotiations, averted the threat of war...

All the Real Indians Have Died Off book cover

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
All the Real Indians Have Died Off

All the Real Indians Died Off challenges readers to rethink what they have been taught about Native Americans and history; e.g., “Columbus Discovered America," “Thanksgiving Proves the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims," “Indians Were...

Requiem for the American Dream book cover

Noam Chomsky
Requiem for the American Dream

What are the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power at work in America today? They're simple enough: reduce democracy, shape ideology, redesign the economy, shift the burden onto...

Who Rules the World? book cover

Noam Chomsky
Who Rules the World?

In his latest book 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...

Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire book cover

Eqbal Ahmad, David Barsamian
Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire

Long out of print. Haymarket has published it now with a new forward by Pervez Hoodbhoy. Confronting Empire is probably Barsamian's most influential interview book. "Eqbal Ahmad, perhaps the shrewdest...

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

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States book cover

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

On Anarchism book cover

Noam Chomsky
On Anarchism

On Anarchism sheds a much-needed needed light on the foundations of Chomsky’s thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. The book gathers his essays and interviews...

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...

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."...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile book cover

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...

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...

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.Out of print. Collectors item.   A prolific and eloquent writer, Tariq Ali is also a captivating conversationalist. Speaking of...

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.

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...

Injustice, The Story of The Holy Land Foundation Five book cover

Miko Peled
Injustice, The Story of The Holy Land Foundation Five

Miko Peled investigates the case of 5 Palestinian-American fathers who were convicted for supporting terrorism by donating to charities that the U.S. government itself and other respected international agencies had...

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