Synopses & Reviews
In sixteen extended talks with Alternative Radio's David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky explains why the "war on drugs" is really a war on poor people; how attacks on political correctness are attacks on independent thought; how historical revisionism has recast the United States as the victim in the Vietnam War. Widely recognized as one of the most original and important thinkers of our age, Chomsky's trenchant analysis of current events is a breath of fresh air in a world more and more polluted by mainstream media.
Conducted from 1984 to 1996, these interviews first appeared in the books Class Warfare, Chronicles of Dissent, and Keeping the Rabble in Line, all published by the independent publisher Common Courage Press in Monroe, Maine.
This omnibus collection includes a new introduction by David Barsamian, looking back on conversations and engagement with Chomsky's ideas that now spans decades, as well as a classic essay by Alexander Cockburn on Chomsky that served as the introduction to one of the original volumes.