How the World Works
How the World Works
The Real Story Series
With David Barsamian
Edited by Arthur Naiman

According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is “arguably the most important intellectual alive." But he isn't easy to read . . . or at least he wasn’t until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky, with every dazzling idea and penetrating insight intact, delivered in clear, accessible, reader-friendly prose.

Published as four short books in the famous Real Story series——What Uncle Sam Really Wants; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; and The Common Good——they’ve collectively sold almost 600,000 copies.

And they continue to sell year after year after year because Chomsky’s ideas become, if anything, more relevant as time goes by. For example, twenty years ago he pointed out that “in 1970, about 90% of international capital was used for trade and long-term investment—more or less productive things—and 10% for speculation. By 1990, those figures had reversed.” As we know, speculation continued to increase exponentially. We’re paying the price now for not heeding him them.

Title How the World Works
Subtitle The Real Story Series
Author Noam Chomsky
Edited by Arthur Naiman
Publisher Soft Skull Press
Title First Published 20 September 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 336 p.
ISBN-10 1593764278
ISBN-13 9781593764272
Publication Date 20 September 2011
Main content page count 336
Weight 16 oz.

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