Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian

by David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky


Renowned interviewer David Barsamian showcases his unique access to Chomky’s thinking on a number of topics of contemporary and historical import. In an interview conducted after the important November 1999 “Battle in Seattle,” Chomsky discusses prospects for building a movement to challenge corporate domination of the media, the environment, and even our private lives. Chomsky also engages in a discussion of his ideas on language and mind, making his important linguistic insights accessible to the lay reader.

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a world-renowned linguist, philosopher, and political analyst. He writes extensively and lectures around the world on international affairs, U.S. foreign policy, and human rights. Chomsky has published 15 books with South End Press, including Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs. David Barsamian lives in Boulder, Colorado, and is the producer of the award-winning syndicated radio program, Alternative Radio. His interview books with luminaries such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Edward W. Said have sold in the hundreds of thousands of copies.


1. Activist Victories
2. US to World: Get Out of the Way
3. For Reasons of State
4. East Timor on the Brink
5. The Meaning of Seattle
6. Liberating the Mind
7. Solidarity and Mutual Support

Praise for Noam Chomsky

"An exploder of received truths."-New York Times

"Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and huniatrianism."-Edward Said

"Reading Chomsky is like standing in a wind tunnel. With relentless logic, Chomsky bids us to listen closely to what our leaders tell us--and to discern what they are leaving out...The questions Chomsky raises will eventually have to be answered. Agree with him or not, we lose out by not listening."-Business Week

Praise for David Barsamian

"David Barsamian is the Studs Terkel of our generation."-Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

"In con

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