An interview with Noam Chomsky is a bit like throwing batting practice to Babe Ruth. What you lob in, he will hammer out.
conversational interview by Michael Albert, who has been close to
Chomsky for roughly half a century and talked with him many hundreds of
times, spans a wide range of topics including journalism, science,
religion, the racist foundations of American society, education as
indoctrination, issues of class and resistance, colonialism,
imperialism, and much more. The thread through it all is that every
topic—and the list above takes us just about halfway through this
book—reveals how social systems work, what their impact on humanity is,
and how they are treated by the elite, mainstream intellectuals, and
leftists. It gets personal, theoretical, and observational. The lessons
are relevant to all times, so far, and pretty much all places, and
Chomsky’s logical scalpel, with moral guidance, is relentless.
“Chomsky remains the thinker who shaped a generation, a beacon of hope in the darkest of times.” —Sarah Jaffe, author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt
“Chomsky is a global phenomenon. . . . He may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet.” —New York Times Book Review