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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He gave me an education in politics; taught me to wonder, question everything, and dig deeper.Published 10 days ago by Barbara Marr
MUST READ! This book puts a lot of things into perspective about today's goings on.Published 22 days ago by Willi133
One of the reasons you don't hear about Noam Chomsky on mainstream media is because they could never keep up with him. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BluesVues
Chomsky is a great historian. I find his books factual and worthwhile reading. You won't be disappointed with his book. I have read a few other copies by the same author.Published 3 months ago by Angelchouk Sim
I've been slowly dipping my toes into Chomsky's work by listening to his lectures on YouTube, so his ideas weren't too much of a shock to me but I can totally see how it could be... Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Brocenos
This Q & A format extracted from several discussions with NC is clearly taken from a select audience of sympathetic persons. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John Brusen