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From one of the world's most formidable political cartographers, Noam Chomsky, a map to the emerging global economic regime. He outlines his views on a wide range of issues, including health care, global warming and more....

Title : Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David Barsamian
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ISBN : 9781567510331
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 319 Pages
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Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David Barsamian Reviews

  • Aitziber
    2019-03-07 17:32

    While Rabble is one of the minor books in the Chomsky oeuvre, it is as thought-provoking and informative as any other Chomsky. Keeping the Rabble in Line deals mainly with early 90s politics, including NAFTA, GATT, Haiti, the Bush Sr. administrations, as well as early Clinton administration. Other, more permanent issues, such as media control, gun control, global warming, health care and even a quick note on the internet, are also discussed in the context of the times. Yet, the book does not feel outdated, and in fact provides the reader with background to understand the present situation not just on these issues, but also the Third Worldization of the wealthy nations, as well as American foreign policy in Israel/Palestine/Lebanon, or Chile.While these are all complex issues, they are explained in an accessible manner. This corrobarates one of Chomsky's most important ideas, that if economy policy is described plainly, the average person can understand not just the reasons behind it, but also why it's negative for the working class. (And if the word 'class' makes you recoil, Rabble also features a primer on why and how the American business class has made this word odious for those toiling under them.)The one thing I think Rabble could've been clearer about is how Nixon's dismantling of the Bretton Woods system lead to unregulated capital floating around. (Sidenote: Isn't Chomsky amazing? I can type phrases such as "Nixon's dismantling of the Bretton Woods system" and have more than a vague idea about what I'm talking about.) Specifically, what is/was this unregulated capital? Why is it bad that it became unregulated? What could've been done to alleviate the effects of the dismantling of the Bretton Woods system? I feel that, while Barsamian's questions and Chomsky's answers were immensely clear about all other topics covered in the book, this unregulated capital kept coming up in various discussions, without really explaining what unregulated meant in that context.Also, and aside from the index, a few footnotes linking related topics together (e.g. "see more of this topic in interview #3") would've added clarity and made the book seem more thought-out and cohesive.

  • muhammad lafi
    2019-03-02 19:43

    ليس عصارة نقية كما اراد لها كاتب ان تخرجحصيلة حوارات على مدى ايام على اثير الاذاعة حركها ديفيد بارساميان قبل ان يخطها على صفحات كتاب لم يستثني اسئلة المستمعين او حتى العثرات الانسانية في الحوارتشومسكي لن يألو جهدا في تعرية هذا النظام الإمبريالي المتوحش بكل الوسائلما يميز الكتاب برأيي انه جاء بعد سنوات قليلة من انهيار المنظومة الاشتراكية ويكشف عن الخطوات الامريكيةللسيطرة على شعوب العالم عداك عن شعبها في توطئة الى سنوات لاحقة تعدت ال15 حتى الانكيف بدأت تتحول عمليات اقصاء النقابات العمالية من عمليات تحايلية الى ممارسات مباشرة وحشيةعولمة الصناعة.. و,, لك ان تقرأوتخبرني!

  • Bruce Reiter
    2019-02-22 20:49

    the book was published in 1994. it is amazing to me how much of what Chomsky forecast has come true. it is a hard book to read and one has to admire both the interviewer and interviewed. I wish i had stumbled across it when i was teaching economics. I could have made my classes a lot more thought-provoking

  • Riley
    2019-03-12 16:36

    I try to read Noam Chomsky at least twice a year as a reminder of the possibilities that are out there. This is a serious of radio interviews Chomsky gave in the early 1990s, and is more accessible than some of his more formal works.I'm always impressed by Chomsky's insight and the breadth of his knowledge. One passage I underlined, about the pardons that Bush 41 gave to those implicated in the Iran-Contra scandal:"I frankly didn't take the pardons all that seriously. It was a highly selective prosecution. They didn't go after top people or the important issues. What they were being charged with is minor issues. Lying to Congress is bad, it's a serious violation of law which carries a five-year jail sentence. But compared with carrying out huge international terrorist operations, it's pretty small potatoes. Nobody was charged with conducting an illegal war against Nicaragua. They were only charged with lying to Congress about it. It indicates the values that lie behind the prosecution. In other words, kill and torture whoever you like, but be sure to tell us. We want to take part too. If you think about it, that's exactly what happened in Watergate. The charges against Nixon never included bombing Cambodia. It did come up in the hearings, but the only respect in which it came up was that Nixon had lied to Congress about it. There was no charge ever that he had sent U.S. bombers to devastate Cambodian peasant society, killing tens of thousands of people."

  • Ophelia Dimopoulou
    2019-02-19 16:31

    Εξαιρετικό! Πιο επίκαιρο από ποτέ ειδικά για τους Έλληνες (αλλά και Ευρωπαίους) πολίτες που θα καταλάβουν βαθιά την "αμερικανοποίηση" της ζωή μας. Περιεχόμενα: η παγκόσμια τράπεζα, ρατσισμός, σύστημα υγείας, πεντάγωνο-ιδιωτική οικονομία -κοινωνική πολιτική κ.ά. Συνεντεύξεις του καθηγητή Chomky στον David Borsamian από το 1992 εώς και το 1994. Ελληνικός τίτλος: Η ΧΕΙΡΑΓΩΓΗΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΜΑΖΩΝ, εκδόσεις SCRIPTA 1997.

  • Amr Mohamed
    2019-02-23 23:30

    تشومسكي كاتبي المفضل ...نصيحة لمن يريد ان يقرأ فى السياسة يقرأ لهذا الرجل فسوف تجد انك تقرأ قصة ...وقائع مهمة وفضح لسياسة امريكا باسلوب بسيط وسهلالكتاب به معلومات قيمة كعادة تشومسكي وكان سبب فى معرفة بعض المعلومات عن اتفاقيتي الجات والنافتا كتاب جيدتقييمي 3.5

  • AJ
    2019-03-07 16:45

    I found this book a bit hard to follow because most of the events that are talked about happened when I was, at most, 8 or 9, and most of the details aren't really written about. But it was still a great literary intro (for me) to Noam Chomsky and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in him.

  • Ryan Mishap
    2019-03-17 17:34

    Older interview books often become outdated quickly.

  • Siv30
    2019-02-23 22:54

    סידרת הרצאות העוסקת בביטוח בריאות, בתוכניות לשיקום האסירים בארה"ב, הוא עוסקת בהיבטים של פוליטיקת חוץ בינהם הוא מעלה את המזרח התיכון. ספר לא קל לקריאה.

  • MikeS
    2019-03-07 18:36

    Noam Chomsky is brilliant. Whether you agree with his philosophies or not, he's a force to be acknowledged and considered... because he's brilliant.