Hopes and Prospects

  • by Noam Chomsky
  • Narrated by Brian Jones
  • 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky examines the dangers and prospects of our early 21st century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (including under President Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S.-Israeli assault on Gaza, and the recent recent financial bailouts, he also sees hope for the future. Chomsky surveys the democratic wave in Latin America and the growing global solidarity movements that suggest “progress toward freedom and justice”.
Hopes and Prospects is essential listening for anyone who is concerned about the primary challenges still facing the human race.

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What the Critics Say

“This is a classic Chomsky work: a bonfire of myths and lies, sophistries and delusions. Noam Chomsky is an enduring inspiration all over the world for the simple reason that he is a truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him.” (John Pilger, journalist and documentary filmmaker)

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Heavy going but highly salient!

I've not got through it all yet, but feel I can make a few useful comments. It's a really fascinating and pertinent narrative of how the minority world has progressed to the detriment of the majority world. It contains facts and details I believe we should all take on board and use to try to redress the inequalities that exist. However, it is heavy going and the flow is a little slow due to its very academic style. Definitely worth a listen I would say. Good to take in in small doses.
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- Lianne

Narrator half-asleep

The content of the book itself deserves five stars, however the narrator is so utterly boring, he does not even sound interested in what he is reading, and cannot even pronounce words properly, in Spanish nor in his American English. I would not recommend this as an audio book at all.
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- Catherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2011
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books