How the World Works

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According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn’t easy to read . . . or at least he wasn’t until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky, with every dazzling idea and penetrating insight intact, delivered in clear, accessible, reader-friendly prose.

Published as four short books in the famous Real Story series—What Uncle...

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Overview


According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn’t easy to read . . . or at least he wasn’t until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky, with every dazzling idea and penetrating insight intact, delivered in clear, accessible, reader-friendly prose.

Published as four short books in the famous Real Story series—What Uncle Sam Really Wants; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; and The Common Good—they’ve collectively sold almost 600,000 copies.

And they continue to sell year after year after year because Chomsky’s ideas become, if anything, more relevant as time goes by. For example, twenty years ago he pointed out that “in 1970, about 90% of international capital was used for trade and long-term investment—more or less productive things—and 10% for speculation. By 1990, those figures had reversed.” As we know, speculation continued to increase exponentially. We’re paying the price now for not heeding him them.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781593764272
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 365,064
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

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    It's Chomsky...of course it's good!!

    This was a gift to my brother-in-law who worships all of Chomsky's work. He likes it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Excellent Introduction to Chomsky

    Amazing work done to show the inner workings of American foreign policy. Beautifully backed by facts, figures and dates. This is atrue eye opener.

    Excellent for IGCSE and A Level students for understanding the inner workings of the Cold War.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    All You Need To Know

    Well researched and written to drive home the main points. It is a good place to begin the un-indoctrination process. Very good book for the Chomsky beginner.

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