Extended Audio Sample

Download Is There Hope in This Desperate Time? Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Is There Hope in This Desperate Time?, by Professors Noam Chomsky
3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Professors Noam Chomsky Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Radio Free Maine Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Noted academics and political commentators Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky spoke at a fundraiser for the Homeless Empowerment Project, publisher of spare change news, and addressed the question, Is there hope in this desperate time? Each spoke for about 20 minutes and answered questions for over an hour. At the beginning, Zinn jokingly said that he would speak about hope and let Chomsky deal with desperation. Both Zinn and Chomsky spoke about how political and social matters had improved for the better during the past century and that today's times were not as desperate as in the past.

During the Q&A period, it was pointed out that both Zinn and Chomsky have the same approach to the presidential election as Bernie Sanders, a socialist, and Sam Webb, a communist. The question of voting for the lesser of two evils was addressed, as well as the myth of elections being the zenith of democracy.

Howard Zinn is a former Boston University professor and author of A People's History of the United States, which examines historical grassroots movements and their impact on American society. Noam Chomsky is a renowned professor of linguistics at M.I.T. and an analyst of U.S. foreign policy.

This speech was recorded on September 27, 2004, at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. Download and start listening now!

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations