What kind of world are we leaving to our grandchildren? How are the discontents kindled today likely to blaze and explode tomorrow?
From escalating climate change to the devastation in Syria, pandemic state surveillance to looming nuclear war, Noam Chomsky takes stock of the world today. Over the course of ten conversations with long-time collaborator David Barsamian, spanning 2013-2016, Chomsky argues in favour of radical changes to a system that cannot possibly cope with what awaits tomorrow.
Interwoven with personal reflections spanning from childhood to his eighth decade of life, Global Discontents also marks out Chomsky's own intellectual journey, mapping his progress to revolutionary ideas and global prominence.
Noam Chomsky is the bestselling author of some of the most influential political books of the past fifty years, including Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Failed States, and Who Rules the World. Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
David Barsamian, director of the award-winning and widely syndicated Alternative Radio, is a winner of the Lannan Foundation's Cultural Freedom Fellowship and the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
If you've never read any Chomsky before, and you want to know what all the fuss is about, this book is a good place to start. Yet more evidence of why Chomsky deserves his position as one of the world's foremost intellectuals The Times Literary Supplement