David Barsamian: Global Discontents
Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m., Northtown Books welcomes David Barsamian, author of Global Discontents: Conversations of the Rising Threats to Democracy, a collection of talks with Noam Chomsky.
In Global Discontents, Chomsky identifies the “dry kindling” of discontent around the world that could soon catch fire. In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Chomsky asks us to consider “the world we are leaving to our grandchildren”: one imperiled by the escalation of climate change and the growing threat of nuclear war. If the current system is incapable of dealing with these crises, he argues, it’s up to us to radically change it.
These ten interviews examine the latest developments around the globe: the devastation of Syria, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, the place of religion in American political culture, and the bitterly contested 2016 U.S. presidential election.