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Barsamian, David

Works: 660 works in 1,209 publications in 12 languages and 16,424 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Producer, Interviewer, Narrator, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: P85.C47, 410.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Barsamian
Most widely held works by David Barsamian
Class warfare : interviews with David Barsamian by Noam Chomsky( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this third book in a series of interview collections, Noam Chomsky begins with comments about the right-wing agenda that have turned out to be prescient. Corporations with their political allies are waging an unrelenting class war against working people. A vast social engineering project is being implemented under the guise of fiscal responsibility. In this latest incarnation of class warfare, there is no doubt as to which side Chomsky is on. For him, solidarity is not an abstract concept but a vital and unifying principle. The interviews were recorded in Chomsky's office at MIT and by phone from 1994 to 1996. Some were broadcast nationally and internationally as part of my Alternative Radio weekly series. Others were aired on KGNU in Boulder, Colorado. Class Warfare is provided in the hopes the reader might choose to engage in political action. After countless books, interviews, articles and speeches, Chomsky concludes with one wish: "What I should be doing is way more of this kind of thing." That a person of his commitment is seeking ways to increase his contribution is, for me, a source of continued inspiration.--Adapted from interviewer's introduction
Keeping the rabble in line : interviews with David Barsamian by Noam Chomsky( )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barsamian, the founder of Alternative Radio, and Chomsky, allegedly the most quoted author in the modern era, have forged a symbiotic relationship that manages to distill Chomsky's political philosophies and make them accessible. Barsamian's historically grounded, well-informed and probing questions prompt Chomsky to deconstruct concepts of class, media and economics. Chomsky deftly addresses domestic and foreign conundrums including health care, the recent crime bill and NAFTA. While these interviews span a two-year period and end early in 1994, they remain provocative and timely, with Chomsky's insights on Haiti, Northern Ireland and the Middle East proving especially resonant. Ultimately, Rabble serves as a Chomsky primer that is without condescension, and the question-and-answer format shows him at his most concise and adroit. His criticism exposes democracies as business-run societies that render the general population isolated from politics, persuasively suggesting that we are on the verge of a social breakdown. What sets this work apart from other reluctant messiahs who simply intellectualize suffering, is that Barsamian and Chomsky discuss avenues for activism-strengthening unions, following grassroots organizations or simply reading between the lines. Together they act as a lens, enabling the reader to see what has been there, hidden in plain sight. FROM Publisher's Weekly -- Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc
Propaganda and the public mind : conversations with Noam Chomsky by Noam Chomsky( Book )

51 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In his latest interview collection, Noam Chomsky offers insights into the institutions that shape the public mind in the service of power and profit. Whether discussing U.S. military escalation in Colombia, the attack on Social Security, the rise of HMOs, or growing inequality worldwide, Chomsky shows how ordinary citizens, if they work together, have the power to make meaningful change
What we say goes : conversations on U.S. power in a changing world : interviews with David Barsamian by Noam Chomsky( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new collection of conversations, conducted in 2006 and 2007, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United States, the deterioration of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of China, and the growing power of the left in Latin America, as well as the Democratic victory in the 2006 U.S. midterm elections and the upcoming presidential election
Imperial ambitions : conversations on the post-9/11 world by Noam Chomsky( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of interviews conducted by radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky discussing U.S. policies in the increasingly unstable post-9/11 world. In these exchanges, appearing for the first time in print, Chomsky offers his frank, provocative, and informed views on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the doctrine of preemptive strikes against so-called rogue states, and the growing threat of international peace posed by the U.S. drive for domination. In his inimitable style, Chomsky also dissects the propaganda system that fabricates a mythic past and airbrushes inconvenient facts out of history." "Imperial Ambitions explores new ground, including the 2004 presidential campaign and election, the future of Social Security, and the increasing threat of global warming. The result is an enlightening dialogue with one of the leading thinkers of our time, a startling picture of the turbulent world in which we live, and an affirmation of the many possibilities for a more hopeful and humane future."--Jacket
Power systems : conversations on global democratic uprisings and the new challenges to U.S. empire by Noam Chomsky( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the European financial crisis, the breakdown of American mainstream political institutions, and the rise of the Occupy movement. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas vividly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight. The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, this collection shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of readers, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today"--Publisher description
Chronicles of dissent : interviews with David Barsamian by Noam Chomsky( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chomsky feels the abuses, cruelty and hypocrisies of power more intensely than anyone I know. It's a state of continual alertness. Often, after I've glanced at a story in the paper and skipped rapidly over the familiar rubble of falsification, a week or two later will drop into my mailbox a photocopy of that same story marked up by Chomsky, with sentences underlined and a phrase or two in the margin etched deep into the paper by an angry pen. What Chomsky offers is a coherent "big picture," buttressed by the data of a thousand smaller pictures and discrete theaters of conflict, struggle and oppression ... For hundreds of thousands of people--over the years, he must have spoken to more American students than any person alive--Chomsky has offered the assurance, the intellectual and moral authority, that there is another way of looking at things. In this vital function he stands in the same relationship to his audience as did a philosopher he admires greatly, Bertrand Russell. from (Feb. 20, 2014)
Culture and resistance : conversations with Edward W. Said by Edward W Said( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book of interviews, Edward W. Said discusses the centrality of popular resistance to his understanding of culture, history, and social change. He reveals his thoughts on the war on terrorism, the war in Afghanistan, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and lays out a compelling vision for a secular, democratic future in the Middle Eastand globally
Global discontents : conversations on the rising threats to democracy by Noam Chomsky( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks us to consider a world imperiled by climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. These twelve interviews, conducted from 2013 to 2016, 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. In accompanying personal reflections on his Philadelphia childhood and his eighty-seventh birthday, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey
Occupy the economy : challenging capitalism by Richard Wolff( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's economic crisis is capitalism's worst since the Great Depression. Millions have lost their jobs, homes and healthcare while those who work watch their pensions, benefits, and job security decline. As more and more are impacted by the crisis, the system continues to make the very wealthy even richer. In eye-opening interviews with prominent economist Richard Wolff, David Barsamian probes the root causes of the current economic crisis, its unjust social consequences, and what can and should be done to turn things around. While others blame corrupt bankers and unregulated speculators, the government, or even the poor who borrowed, the authors show that the causes of the crisis run much deeper. They reach back to the 1970s when the capitalist system itself shifted, ending the century-old pattern of rising wages for U.S. workers and thereby enabling the top 1% to become ultra-rich at the expense of the 99%. Since then, economic injustice has become chronic and further corrupted politics. The Occupy movement, by articulating deep indignation with the whole system, mobilizes huge numbers who seek basic change. Occupying the Economy not only clarifies and analyzes the crisis in U.S. capitalism today, it also points toward solutions that can shape a far better future for all
The prosperous few and the restless many by Noam Chomsky( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These wide-ranging interviews, from 1992 and 1993, cover everything from Bosnia and Somalia to biotechnology and nonviolence, with particular attention to the "Third Worldization" of the United States
Original Zinn : conversations on history and politics by Howard Zinn( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historian, activist, and bestselling author Howard Zinn has been interviewed by David Barsamian for public radio numerous times over the past decade. Original Zinn is a collection of their conversations, showcasing the acclaimed author at his most engaging and provocative." "Touching on such diverse topics as the American war machine, civil disobedience, the importance of memory and remembering history, and the role of artists - from Langston Hughes to Dalton Trumbo to Bob Dylan - in relation to social change, Original Zinn is Zinn at his irrepressible best, the acute perception of a scholar whose knowledge and intellect make history immediate and relevant for us all."--Jacket
The checkbook and the cruise missile : conversations with Arundhati Roy by David Barsamian( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This dynamic series of interviews captures four long conversations between two passionate and witty thinkers: Arundhati Roy, renowned author of the novel The God of Small Things, and David Barsamian, cutting edge radio producer. Beginning in February 2001, the talks presage the September 2001 attack and trace the subsequent War on Terror to the invasion and occupation of Iraq." "Arundhati Roy eloquently represents the thoughts of people worldwide who are coming to know the United States through the machinations of multinational corporations and the military. The many Americans who wondered 'why do they hate us' after 9/11 have no better source than Roy for the complex answers to that question."--Jacket
Louder than bombs : interviews from the Progressive magazine by David Barsamian( )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets, lies, and democracy by Noam Chomsky( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another illusion-shattering piece from the man The New York Times called arguably the most important intellectual alive . In 1970, about 90 per cent of international capital was used for trade and long-term investment - more or less productive things - and 10 per cent for speculation. By 1990, these figures had reversed. Haiti, a starving island, is exporting food to the US - about 35 times as much under Clinton as under Bush. The US government spent more money per capita to get the presidential candidate it favoured in Chile in 1964 than was spent by both candidates (John and Goldwater) in the 1964 election in the US. The gap between how much income is held by the richest and the poorest 20 per cent has increased dramatically over the past 30 years - about double for rich versus poor countries and far more for rich versus poor people. What the public wants is called politically unrealistic . Translated into English, that means power and privilege are opposed to it
The common good by Noam Chomsky( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illusion-shattering masterpiece discusses Aristotle, the U.S. left, postmodernism and everything in between, based on interviews conducted in 1996 and 1997. Includes a list of 160 progressive organizations worth supporting
How the world works by Noam Chomsky( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION TO CHOMSKY'S POLITICAL IDEAS With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics
The pen and the sword : conversations with David Barsamian by Edward W Said( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline and fall of public broadcasting by David Barsamian( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of empire and resistance : conversations with Tariq Ali by Tariq Ali( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This series of interviews brings together Tariq Ali's views on a wide range of topics - among them the fate of modern-day Pakistan, the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the state of the Islamic world, and the continuing significance of imperialism in the twenty-first century - with his celebrated fluency and wit. The ideal introduction to Tariq Ali's political thought, Speaking of Empire and Resistance reinforces his reputation as one of the most perceptive and engaging figures of today's left."--Jacket
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Imperial ambitions : conversations on the post-9/11 world
Keeping the rabble in line : interviews with David BarsamianPropaganda and the public mind : conversations with Noam ChomskyWhat we say goes : conversations on U.S. power in a changing world : interviews with David BarsamianImperial ambitions : conversations on the post-9/11 worldChronicles of dissent : interviews with David BarsamianCulture and resistance : conversations with Edward W. SaidThe prosperous few and the restless manyOriginal Zinn : conversations on history and politics
Alternative Names
Barsamian D.

Barsamian D. 1945-

David Barsamian Amerikaans radiopresentator

David Barsamian US-amerikanischer Radiomoderator, Schriftsteller

Барсамян Д

Барсамян Д. 1945-

Парсамян Д

Парсамян Д. 1945-

Դաւիթ Պարսամեան

بارساميان، دافيد، 1945-

برساميان، دايفيد، 1945-

برساميان، ديفيد، 1945-

ديفيد بارساميان، 1945-

دیوید بارسامیان

바사미언, 데이비드


バ-サミアン, デイヴィッド

バーサミアン, デイヴィッド