Optimism Over Despair

Optimism Over Despair On Capitalism, Empire and Social Change - A Penguin Special

Paperback (27 Jul 2017) | English

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Synopsis

An essential overview of the problems of our world today -- and how we should prepare for tomorrow -- from the world's leading public intellectual

We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist, and maybe help make the world a better place. Not much of a choice.

From peerless political thinker Noam Chomsky comes an exploration of rising neoliberalism, the refugee crisis in Europe, the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, and the prospects and challenges of building a movement for radical change.

Including four up-to-the-minute interviews on the 2016 American election campaign and global resistance to Trump, this Penguin Special is a concise introduction to Chomsky's ideas and his take on the state of the world today.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241981979
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 909.8312
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 130g
Height: 110mm
Width: 179mm
Spine width: 14mm