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The Precipice: Neoliberalism, the Pandemic and the Urgent Need for Social Change

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by Noam Chomsky and C.J. Polychroniou 

Haymarket Books

6/29/2021, paperback

SKU: 9781642594584

 

A collection of interviews with the world's leading public intellectual from the time of the rise of Donald Trump to power to the end of his presidency. In it, Noam Chomsky sheds light into the phenomenon of Trumpism, exposes the catastrophic nature and impact of Trump's policies for average Americans, the environment and the planet on the whole, respectively, and captures the dynamics and contradictions operating in today's USA-from the brutal class warfare launched by the masters of capital to maintain and even enhance the features of a dog-eat dog society to the unprecedented mobilization of millions of people against neoliberal capitalism, racism, and police violence.

Reviews:

"For all those of us who have always dreamed of spending a day with Noam Chomsky and getting his answers to all our questions and concerns about the (sorry) state of the world, here's the next best thing: a collection of interviews with our greatest living intellectual on capitalism, empire, and social change, fielded by C. J. Polychroniou of Truthout. Especially valuable in helping us navigate the dreadful challenges of the Trumpian era." -- Michael Klare, Professor of Peace & World Security Studies, Hampshire College and Defense Correspondent, The Nation

"This fascinating series of interviews convincingly covers an astonishing range of fundamental and urgent issues of societal concern, demonstrating anew that Noam Chomsky is the world's most humane, philosophically sophisticated, and knowledgeable public intellectual. I cannot imagine a better primer for anyone seeking a better, safer, fairer future." -- Richard Falk, Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University

About the Contributors:

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. Chomsky is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of countries worldwide. Recent books include Consequences of Capitalism as well as Optimism Over Despair.

C.J. Polychroniou is a political economist/political scientist who has taught and worked in universities and research centers in Europe and the United States. He has also worked as a journalist and is author and editor of scores of books.