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Albany Book Festival: "Global Green New Deal" discussion with Noam Chomsky


"The dissidence now is much wider and more deeply rooted, and it’s found in sectors of the population that were excluded from the dissident movements of the 1960s." -- Noam Chomsky

It's Labor Day 2020 and who better to feature for our upcoming Albany Book Festival (3 days away!) than featured guest Noam Chomsky, who will be joined by economist Robert Pollin for a discussion of their new book Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal on Monday, Sept. 21. The online video will premiere on that date and subsequently be available on our YouTube.


You can purchase their book at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza. Click here to order.


The book festival kicks off Thursday, Sept. 10 and runs through the 24. More information at https://www.albanybookfestival.com/



"Noam Chomsky has been called many things: 'the most important intellectual alive, America’s leading dissenter' and a few other things not suitable for polite company. Scholars around the world know him for his revolutionary work on the structure of language, studies he has pursued at MIT since 1955.

But he’s most controversial as a freelance critic of politics and power. Honest dissidence is what he calls it; the blunt scrutiny of national power, arbitrary government and injustice. In part one of this wide-ranging interview conducted in 1988, Chomsky talks with Bill about his book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, and discusses the role of propaganda in a democracy."


Below is the Bill Moyers/Noam Chomsky video and here's a link to the transcript


At the Tucson Festival of Books in Arizona, 2015


Noam Chomsky - On Being Truly Educated, 2015



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Join us September 10-24 at the Albany Book Festival. All online, all free, and open to the public.

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