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Global Discontents - Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy-logo

Global Discontents - Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy

Noam Chomsky

This program is read by the author In a compelling new set of interviews, Noam Chomsky identifies the "dry kindling" of discontent around the world that could soon catch fire. In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks listeners to consider "the world we are leaving to our grandchildren": one imperiled by the escalation of climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. If the current system is incapable of dealing with these threats, he argues, it's up to us to radically change it. These twelve interviews, conducted from 2013 to 2016, examine the latest developments around the globe: the devastation of Syria, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, the place of religion in American political culture, and the bitterly contested 2016 U.S. presidential election. In accompanying personal reflections on his Philadelphia childhood and his eighty-seventh birthday, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey and the development of his uncompromising stance as America's premier dissident intellectual. Global Discontents is the perfect audiobook for politically-engaged listeners interested in the future of America and the world.

This program is read by the author In a compelling new set of interviews, Noam Chomsky identifies the "dry kindling" of discontent around the world that could soon catch fire. In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks listeners to consider "the world we are leaving to our grandchildren": one imperiled by the escalation of climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. If the current system is incapable of dealing with these threats, he argues, it's up to us to radically change it. These twelve interviews, conducted from 2013 to 2016, examine the latest developments around the globe: the devastation of Syria, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, the place of religion in American political culture, and the bitterly contested 2016 U.S. presidential election. In accompanying personal reflections on his Philadelphia childhood and his eighty-seventh birthday, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey and the development of his uncompromising stance as America's premier dissident intellectual. Global Discontents is the perfect audiobook for politically-engaged listeners interested in the future of America and the world.
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This program is read by the author In a compelling new set of interviews, Noam Chomsky identifies the "dry kindling" of discontent around the world that could soon catch fire. In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks listeners to consider "the world we are leaving to our grandchildren": one imperiled by the escalation of climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. If the current system is incapable of dealing with these threats, he argues, it's up to us to radically change it. These twelve interviews, conducted from 2013 to 2016, examine the latest developments around the globe: the devastation of Syria, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, the place of religion in American political culture, and the bitterly contested 2016 U.S. presidential election. In accompanying personal reflections on his Philadelphia childhood and his eighty-seventh birthday, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey and the development of his uncompromising stance as America's premier dissident intellectual. Global Discontents is the perfect audiobook for politically-engaged listeners interested in the future of America and the world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Barsamian, Daniel Barsamian

Length:

7h 27m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:08:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

46:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:39