How the World Works

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241961155
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Political Science

With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections, originally published in the US only as individual short books, collectively selling over half a million copies, How the World Works covers: * What Uncle Sam Really Wants: the main goals of US foreign policy; the devastation caused abroad; the brainwashing at home * The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many: the new global economy; food and Third World 'economic miracles'; the roots of racism * Secrets, Lies and Democracy: the US, the CIA, religious fundamentalism; global inequality; the coming eco-catastrophe * The Common Good: equality, freedom, the media; the myth of Third World debt; manufacturing dissent

The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium

Author: Mark Dery
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 9780802196125
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Social Science

A wide-ranging collection of essays on millennial American culture that “marshals a vast pop vocabulary with easy wit” (The New York Times Book Review). From the far left to the far right, on talk radio and the op-ed page, more and more Americans believe that the social fabric is unraveling. Celebrity worship and media frenzy, suicidal cultists and heavily armed secessionists: modern life seems to have become a “pyrotechnic insanitarium,” Mark Dery says, borrowing a turn-of-the-century name for Coney Island. Dery elucidates the meaning to our madness, deconstructing American culture from mainstream forces like Disney and Nike to fringe phenomena like the Unabomber and alien invaders. Our millennial angst, he argues, is a product of a pervasive cultural anxiety—a combination of the social and economic upheaval wrought by global capitalism and the paranoia fanned by media sensationalism. The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium is a theme-park ride through the extremes of American culture of which The Atlantic Monthly has written, “Mark Dery confirms once again what writers and thinkers as disparate as Nathanael West, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Sigmund Freud, and Oliver Sacks have already shown us: the best place to explore the human condition is at its outer margins, its pathological extremes.” “Dery is the kind of critic who just might give conspiracy theory a good name.” —Wired

Secrets lies and democracy

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Odonian Pr
ISBN: IND:30000050696362
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Business & Economics

These interviews, conducted in 1993 and 1994, touch on a range of domestic and international topics from corporate welfare and free trade to gun control and religious fundamentalism

What Uncle Sam Really Wants

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 1878825011
Release Date: 1992
Genre: History

The co-author of Manufacturing Consent analyzes the real motivation behind U.S. foreign policy, drawing his commentary from his celebrated speeches. Original.

Who Killed Robert Kennedy

Author: Philip H. Melanson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1878825127
Release Date: 1993-01
Genre: History

The author of Rush to Judgment investigates the 1968 assassination of presidential candidate Robert Kennedy and raises questions still unanswered by the trial of Sirhan Sirhan. Original.

Z Magazine

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015062123289
Release Date: 2003
Genre: United States


Noam Chomsky

Author: Robert F. Barsky
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262522551
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This biography describes the intellectual and political milieus that helped shape Noam Chomsky. It highlights Chomsky's views on the uses and misuses of the university as an institution, his assessment of useful political engagement, and his doubts about postmodernism.

The Common Good

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 1878825089
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Political Science

Looks at current social and economic conditions, corporate welfare, white collar crime, the media, Third World debt, and globalization

The Chomsky Trilogy

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 1878825070
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Economic history

A boxed set of the three titles shown above, for less than the cost of the individual books. With all the most readable Chomsky books in one handy package, it makes a great gift.

The Essential Chomsky

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 9781595585660
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The seminal writings of America’s leading philosopher, linguist, and political thinker—“the foremost gadfly of our national conscience” (The New York Times). For the past fifty years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual as well as one of the most original political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, Chomsky has also secured a place among the most influential dissident voice in the United States. Chomsky’s many bestselling works—including Manufacturing Consent, Hegemony or Survival, Understanding Power, and Failed States—have served as essential touchstones for activists, scholars, and concerned citizens on subjects ranging from the media and intellectual freedom to human rights and war crimes. In particular, Chomsky’s scathing critique of the US wars in Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East have furnished a widely accepted intellectual premise for antiwar movements for nearly four decades. The Essential Chomsky assembles the core of his most important writings, including excerpts from his most influential texts over the past half century. Here is an unprecedented, comprehensive overview of the thought that animates “one of the West’s most influential intellectuals in the cause of peace” (The Independent). “Chomsky ranks with Marx, Shakespeare, and the Bible as one of the ten most quoted sources in the humanities—and is the only writer among them still alive.” —The Guardian “Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.” —Edward Said “A rebel without a pause.” —Bono

Alternative medicine what works

Author: Adriane Fugh-Berman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1878825550
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Health & Fitness

A comprehensive review of the scientific evidence for and against unconventional medical treatments, Alternative Medicine: What Works is easy for laypeople to read yet rigorous enough to convince the most hidebound M.D. Clear, accessible terminology provides scientific proof that any alternative treatments are indeed effective.