Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power

This book is based on the film “Requiem for the American Dream” by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott, which was assembled from five years worth of long interviews with political philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky, a professor at MIT for over 50 years.  As his editors have said, “ ...nonetheless arguably the most succinct and tightly woven of Chomsky’s long career, a beautiful vessel in which to carry Chomsky’s bold and uncompromising vision, his perspective on the economic reality and its impact on our political and moral well-being as a nation”.  I think of reading this book as an easy-to-digest but enormously unsettling civics/economics/history lesson which logically explains the swirling chaos we find ourselves in today.  Ten chapters, each explaining how concentration of wealth and power operates. Documentation and references abound in the margins, a bibliography of primary source material at the end: read it and weep, then act-up.

Requiem for the American dream : the 10 principles of concentration of wealth & powerBy Chomsky, Noam

"Noam Chomsky in Requiem for the American Dream directs the fierce light of his intellect on the utopian ideology of neoliberalism..." -Chris Hedges, from the jacket

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