How the World Works

How the World Works

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by Noam Chomsky
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593764661
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
134,150
File size:
577 KB

Meet the Author

Noam Chomsky is the most famous social critic in the world. Lionized abroad, his ideas are marginalized here—except in linguistics, where they’ve revolutionized the field. According to MIT and the Chicago Tribune, he’s the most cited author in the last two decades and is the eighth most cited source of all time (only surpasssed by Marx, Lenin, Shakespeare, Aristotle, the Bible, Plato and Freud). Born in 1928, he’s taught at MIT for 55 years.

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How the World Works 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
WakeUpandShutUp More than 1 year ago
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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Willa-Wannabee More than 1 year ago
This was a gift to my brother-in-law who worships all of Chomsky's work. He likes it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.