The chapters, each covering discrete sessions with Chomsky, arrive in a question-and-answer format that at times becomes delightfully contentious. Chomsky holds forth on such disparate topics as American third-party politics, the stifling of true dissent, the illusion of a muscular media, heavy-handed American imperialism (from Southeast Asia to Mexico), a dysfunctional and self-destructing United States political left, the gilding of the Kennedy and Carter administrations, and the impotent state of labor unions.
The relatively accessibility of Understanding Power is a welcome balance to Chomsky's often formidable scholarly writings. This is a book best taken in doses: a sort of bedside reader. --H. O'Billovitch
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Brilliant, incisive; information and analysis we all need to know.Published 2 days ago by Old Gussie
I've known of Chomsky for quite a while but just recently i've started to realize the magnitude of this man's intellect.Published 1 month ago by Jim Sommer
Noam Chomsky is a tragic case of an intellectual that suffers from an advanced case of Alzheimer but insinuates that there is nothing wrong with him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jaysonrex
Shocked at the amount of information stacked in one book. Literally chock full of information and logical arguments for chomsky's libertarian-socialism, critique of capitalism and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joshua Cho
Great ideas, but I wish the editor would have been a bit more bold in pulling Chomsky's words together into a coherent flow of ideas. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Doe
Should be mandatory reading for all high school and college students. Explains how the world really works and who is in charge.
A fascinating read from start to finish. Even if you don't agree with his conclusions, you'll learn something from his reasoning process. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charles Grayson