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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (580 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Noam Chomsky Narrator: Brian Jones Publisher: Haymarket Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky examines the dangers and prospects of our early 21st century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S.-Israeli assault on Gaza, and the recent recent financial bailouts, he also sees hope for the future. Chomsky surveys the democratic wave in Latin America and the growing global solidarity movements that suggest progress toward freedom and justice.

Hopes and Prospects is essential listening for anyone who is concerned about the primary challenges still facing the human race.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miquixote | 2/19/2014

    " Up-to-date on what is happening around the world. Typically prime material on the most influential leftist intellectual on earth. One of the few intellectuals that writes for everyone. He gets more into economics here than usual, something I think is important (readable economics). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Lupo | 1/22/2014

    " What can I say about Noam Chomsky that I haven't in previous reviews? He is a research god. This book again focuses on the United States' "democracy building" across the world and the atrocities is has brought to populations and cultures different from ours. He makes it seem so easy to turn politician's arguments for aggression on its head and use the same arguments for other countries to behave the same way. Why should bullying the world be only a U.S. policy and procedure? Who is making the rules in this period of globalization? Oh yeah, we are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erick Njenga | 1/9/2014

    " Excellent review of American Foreign Policy and global events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 1/9/2014

    " The prospects aren't good and the hopes are vanishingly small, but these well-documented lectures and essays bring Chomsky's critique of American foreign policy into 2010 and demonstrate how little the media/government image of the US at work in the world continues to have to do with the reality. I thought the sections on Latin America and on our disgraceful treatment of the Russians after 1989 especially good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 12/9/2013

    " I found this a bit dry for Chomsky, if I am to be honest. But overall its not too bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will G | 11/25/2013

    " Not even sure what to think. I need to read more about US foreign policy before I can really decide. Good read over all, dense writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaac | 11/22/2013

    " Another astonishing work by Chomsky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raimo Wirkkala | 11/22/2013

    " A worthy addition to the "Chomsky shelf"! He is always and unfailingly thought provoking and continues to impress the reader with his sense of urgency, even after all these years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Mitchell | 11/3/2013

    " Basically if you live in a free country then you are only free to do as your government allows you; basically you are free to do as you are told. Simple and obvious stuff but refreshing to see somebody actually commit the thoughts to the printed page. Getting close to a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryce Gardner | 10/17/2013

    " Enlightening to say the least. It's hard to argue with facts that are backed up with a mountain of sources. A must-read on foreign policy and first world conquest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 3/2/2013

    " Interesting book. Paints a brutal picture that the United States are the bad guys. Systematically destroying democracy anywhere the result of elections does not further US imperial policy. Trampling human rights without any sense of conscience. Provides a much different perspective than Fox news. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Orchard | 11/11/2012

    " Clear and lucid explanation of what drives contemporary politics and how we arrived here. Compassionate, moral and intelligent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grant George Buffett | 7/20/2012

    " Eye opening about the financial crisis in particular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Sigman | 2/23/2012

    " I'm torn. It's a great book for tearing the curtain away and showing us what's behind it, but I'm left angry and frustrated because I don't know what we can do to change anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max Robinson | 2/19/2012

    " One of the best books I have ever read. It contains a dense collection of knowledge regarding U.S. Foreign Policy. Be ready for a life changing experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 2/3/2012

    " Taken from recent speeches and lectures on different topics, this doesn't have the power of something like Hegemony or Survival where everything ties together as a whole. This does have the advantage of being the most up-to-date book of his on domestic and foreign policy issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Preston | 5/22/2011

    " this one's for the complainers who are not familiar with Chomsky's recommendations on choices for action "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 5/9/2011

    " One of the best books I have ever read. It contains a dense collection of knowledge regarding U.S. Foreign Policy. Be ready for a life changing experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaac | 11/30/2010

    " Another astonishing work by Chomsky. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 6/17/2010

    " Taken from recent speeches and lectures on different topics, this doesn't have the power of something like Hegemony or Survival where everything ties together as a whole. This does have the advantage of being the most up-to-date book of his on domestic and foreign policy issues. "

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