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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (585 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Noam Chomsky Narrator: Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN:
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In this all new collection of conversations, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United States, the deterioration of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of China, and the growing power of the left in Latin America, as well as the Democratic victory in the U.S. midterm elections and its ramifications for the future. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas clearly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight.

The latest audiobook from a long-established, trusted partnership, What We Say Goes shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Noam Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randall Wallace | 2/7/2014

    " Great facts inside include: In the Middle East, US and Israel have a long history of substantially helping to create islamic fundamentalist terrorism by destroying secular nationalism. Propaganda has to have an element of credibility in order that when attacked the the attacker is merely accused of denying what is true. You must protect to right to lie to support power.The slow steady erosion of repeated lies is "your duty of service to power". Look at the majority of declassified documents and you will see that most are classified to keep them not from being leaked to other countries, but to keep them from the American population. Ask yourself why? :) Unlike our "leaders", The American people clearly want a return to diplomacy. The reason we keep Guantanamo? It keeps Cuba from using it as Cuba's number one port to strangle Cuba for defiance of US policies since the Monroe doctrine. Isn't that sweet? Ah, the threats of good examples, a recurring motif. There's so much more brilliant stuff inside and they just reissued the paperback with a cool new cover so buy it and read it. you will not be disappointed... This came out in 2007 and is another terrific Noam Chomsky book to read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 1/25/2014

    " There is no question that Noam Chomsky is one of the worlds great thinkers...critics and followers alike have agreed on this fact. In what we say goes we the collective reader get a cliff notes version of many of Chomsky's very complex and researched thoughts on media/world power. This makes for a very easy and quick read, but does little to add to Mr Chomsky's library of original thoughts. Kind of like a remix album for social science. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Gulkin | 1/22/2014

    " He's brilliant as always--I listened to this as an audiobook and he speaks in such a wonderfully rational tone. It's also good to hear how things have improved since the 1960's in terms of public discourse. I can never get enough Noam. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 12/17/2013

    " I enjoy reading Noam Chomsky books. I learned alot about how the U.S. is directly involved in the middle east political process. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juju | 12/7/2013

    " For me, the most readable of Chomsky's books that I've read so far. The conversational style of the book keeps the vast amount of information being presented from being overwhelming. Lucid. Concise. This book is as relevant as it gets these days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherm | 11/3/2013

    " Always interesting to read Chomsky, though this is more like a series of questions which he answers. The usual suspects: Israel/Palestine, Iran & Iraq & the US arming fundamentalists, Latin America, all Chomsky's favorite topics. Quick and easy reading, if you like this sort of thing.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 8/17/2013

    " Much more of the same from Chomsky, a quick read- about 50% is fascinating, the rest is repeat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 5/11/2013

    " It's Noam Chomsky, so it has equal elements of blinding brilliance and unhelpful hindsight. But he's always provocative and intelligent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott F | 5/10/2013

    " Chomsky opened me to the idea of a "framework for thinkable thoughts". That there can be an imagined spectrum that is really only a very narrow interpretation of events. In this book he really blew me away with his take on our Foreign Policy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Z. | 4/25/2013

    " makes you think about things a little differently... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Faris | 2/3/2013

    " Chomsky makes so much sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/23/2013

    " I fucken love Noam Chomsky. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan | 8/31/2012

    " Noam = Liberal Fascist "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 megan | 7/11/2012

    " Read this. It's readable. And it's upsetting. Anyone planning on voting, and everyone should be planning on voting, should take a gander at some of these chapters to see just what we get in our representative democracy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leonard Pierce | 5/31/2012

    " It's not that Chomsky's analyses of the U.S. use of imperial power are bad or anything; they're always well thought out and thorough. It's just that, at this point, if you've read one, you've read a dozen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yameen Salahuddin | 4/22/2012

    " Noamy boy has done it again. Great reading for anyone interested in the seedy underbelly of U.S. foreign policy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/8/2012

    " A small book packed with serious thoughts on how the US has positioned itself in the world. Very fitting during these primary election periods. These are topics that need more public discussion and debate. Interesting comments on the media, including the NYT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 11/23/2011

    " Enjoyable as I find all his books, this one especially as I listened to the audiobook version, which was a recording of David interviewing Noam. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Windfield | 7/9/2011

    " Noam hit the nail on the head with this one, everything is referenced and backed up, it all makes sense and you know it's true. Read and take it for what it is, I think you'll like it if you can get through how sad of a situation we are in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 HKd | 5/23/2011

    " A surprisngly easy read giving a particular view of american foreign policy. Liked the Q&A format and am impressed enough to seek out his other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane C. | 5/5/2011

    " Absolutely essential reading to understand our 20th and early 21st century American empire. Why it can't last and how the rest of the world is gearing up to resist and also deal with our decline. Noam Chomsky has never been clearer, in my opinion, as in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 4/28/2011

    " more noam interviews. not as good as imperial ambitions, but solid, solid stuff. dude's 175 and still wicked sharp "

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

    " Enjoyable as I find all his books, this one especially as I listened to the audiobook version, which was a recording of David interviewing Noam. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 HKd | 3/31/2011

    " A surprisngly easy read giving a particular view of american foreign policy. Liked the Q&A format and am impressed enough to seek out his other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose | 2/9/2011

    " Excellent audio book. Chomsky is genius...after a while interview sounds like--'ask chomsky anything, and get his opinion...'

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/11/2010

    " Always interesting to read Chomsky, though this is more like a series of questions which he answers. The usual suspects: Israel/Palestine, Iran & Iraq & the US arming fundamentalists, Latin America, all Chomsky's favorite topics. Quick and easy reading, if you like this sort of thing.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 6/14/2010

    "
    Absolutely essential reading to understand our 20th and early 21st century American empire. Why it can't last and how the rest of the world is gearing up to resist and also deal with our decline. Noam Chomsky has never been clearer, in my opinion, as in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 7/18/2009

    " Chomsky makes so much sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 6/23/2009

    " Chomsky opened me to the idea of a "framework for thinkable thoughts". That there can be an imagined spectrum that is really only a very narrow interpretation of events. In this book he really blew me away with his take on our Foreign Policy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juju | 1/23/2009

    " For me, the most readable of Chomsky's books that I've read so far. The conversational style of the book keeps the vast amount of information being presented from being overwhelming. Lucid. Concise. This book is as relevant as it gets these days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannahhardaway | 1/6/2009

    " makes you think about things a little differently... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 12/21/2008

    " I enjoy reading Noam Chomsky books. I learned alot about how the U.S. is directly involved in the middle east political process. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 12/1/2008

    " more noam interviews. not as good as imperial ambitions, but solid, solid stuff. dude's 175 and still wicked sharp "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Windfield | 7/27/2008

    " Noam hit the nail on the head with this one, everything is referenced and backed up, it all makes sense and you know it's true. Read and take it for what it is, I think you'll like it if you can get through how sad of a situation we are in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leonard | 5/20/2008

    " It's not that Chomsky's analyses of the U.S. use of imperial power are bad or anything; they're always well thought out and thorough. It's just that, at this point, if you've read one, you've read a dozen. "

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