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How the World Works Book By David Barsamian According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is "possibly the most important living intellectual." But it is not easy to read. . . or at least it wasn't until these books appeared. Composed of intensely edited speeches and interviews, they offer something found nowhere else: pure Chomsky, with every dazzling idea and penetrating insight intact, delivered in clear, accessible, and easy-to-read prose.

Published as four short books in the famous Real Story series: What Uncle Sam Really Wants; The few prosperous and many restless; Secrets, lies and democracy; and The Common Good: together, they have 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 on. For example, twenty years ago he pointed out that “in 1970, around 90% of international capital was destined to trade and long-term investment — more or less productive things— and 10% to speculation. By 1990 those numbers had been reversed. "As we know, speculation continued to increase exponentially. We are paying the price now for not paying attention to them.

Book Review
Excellent book, Chomsky is amazing: clarity of analysis, truthfulness, humanity, and memory that blocks deception and prevarication before it can get going. America's best writer and speaker.

About The Author of The Book David Barsamian
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of behavior and language dominant in the 1950s. His naturalistic approach to the study of language has affected the philosophy of language and mind. He is also credited with the establishment of the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power. Beginning with his critique of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Chomsky has become more widely known for his media criticism and political activism, and for his criticism of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments.

According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar during the 1980–1992 time period and was the eighth-most cited scholar in any time period.