Power Systems

  • by Noam Chomsky
  • Narrated by Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
  • 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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- John

Honest

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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- Marina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio