• Power Systems

  • Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
  • By: Noam Chomsky
  • Narrated by: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-08-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (90 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers...
In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the European financial crisis, the breakdown of American mainstream political institutions, and the rise of the Occupy movement. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas vividly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight.
The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, this collection shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of listeners, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today.
©2013 Aviva Chomsky and David Barsamian (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By John on 02-25-13

Nice update from Chomsky

Where does Power Systems rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

"Power Systems" is one of the best audiobooks I have read.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Noam Chomsky is one of the hardest-working and best researchers in the field of contemporary politics, power systems, American colonialism, foreign wars, the occupy movement, post-secondary education (he teaches at M.I.T.) the 1%, poverty in America, and the widening gap between the super-rich and everyone else. This book covers more territory than many of his other more specialized titles, and brings the reader up to the past year or so (2012). If you want a good overview of the problems facing America and the west, and what needs to be done to fix them, this is a very good place to start.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Marina on 01-13-13


If you could sum up Power Systems in three words, what would they be?

To the point

What did you like best about this story?

The honest truth, like it or not

Which character – as performed by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian – was your favorite?

Noam Chomsky

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

The plight of the population

Any additional comments?

Noam Chomsky tells you the facts. He has no favorites, just tells it like it is.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Flopadoo on 06-18-13

Very good - interesting Chomsky monologues

I really enjoyed this audio book. It's quite a relaxed format and covers a wide range of topics. Sometimes the questions from Barsamian are a bit fawning, but generally it is to the point and is very interesting. There's even a section on Chomsky's work on language, which isn't a subject I knew much about so it was interesting to hear him speak about it.

I'd really recommend this audio book if you are interested in Chomsky's views.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By craw on 03-25-17

The greatest intellectual of our time.

Noam Chomsky is perhaps the most influential speaker and activist of our time. He speaks the truth about how the world truly works.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Quinton on 12-09-16

brilliant analysis and clearly explained

every body should listen to this audio book to become informed about US imperial actions which ultimately impact the whole globe for the worse, threatening world peace and the environment

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