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Publication Order of Open Media Books

Government in the Future (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Umbrella of US Power (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Open Media Collection (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Political Economy of Human Rights Books

The Washington Connection & Third World Fascism (With: Edward S. Herman) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Cataclysm (With: Edward S. Herman) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Syntactic Structures (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aspects of the Theory of Syntax (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Topics in the Theory of Generative Grammar (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cartesian Linguistics (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knowledge of Language (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Power and the New Mandarins (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Language and Mind (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At War With Asia (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Problems of Knowledge and Freedom (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pentagon Papers: Critical Essays (With: Howard Zinn) (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Reasons of State (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature (With: Michel Foucault) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reflections on Language (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Language and Responsibility (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sound Pattern of English (With: Morris Halle) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rules and Representations (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Radical Priorities (With: C.P. Otero) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lectures on Government & Binding (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toward a New Cold War (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fateful Triangle (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turning the Tide (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates and Emperors, Old and New (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barriers (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Language and Problems of Knowledge (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chomsky Reader (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Culture of Terrorism (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Language and Politics (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Necessary Illusions (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Modular Approaches Study Mind (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deterring Democracy (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrorizing the Neighborhood (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Uncle Sam Really Wants (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year 501: The Conquest Continues (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chronicles of Dissent: Interviews with David Barsamian (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters from Lexington: Reflections on Propaganda (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War and US Political Culture (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
TheProsperous Few and the Restless Many (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World Orders, Old and New (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping the Rabble in Line (With: David Barsamian) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets, Lies and Democracy (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Minimalist Program (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Class Warfare (With: David Barsamian) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prospects for Democracy (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Common Good (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Powers and Prospects (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For a Free Humanity: For Anarchy (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perspectives on Power (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Language (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Propaganda and the Public Mind (With: David Barsamian) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Profit Over People (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Power and Ideology (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Military Humanism (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue States (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Acts of Aggression: Policing Rogue States (With: Ramsey Clark) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Latin America: From Colonization to Globalization (With: Heinz Dieterich) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On MisEducation (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Architecture of Language (With: Nirmalangshu Mukherjee,B.N. Patnaik) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Case Studies in Hypocrisy: U.S. Human Rights Policy (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A New Generation Draws the Line (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An American Addiction (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
9-11 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkeywrenching the New World Order (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Democracy & Education (With: C.P. Otero) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power and Terror: Post-9/11 Talks and Interviews (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Distorted Morality: America's War on Terror? (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masters of Mankind (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Generative Enterprise Revisited (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Haiti Right This Time (With: Amy Goodman,Paul Farmer) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Anarchism (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctrines and Visions (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Imperial Presidency (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perilous Power (With: Gilbert Achcar) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Interventions (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Essential Chomsky (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chomsky On Anarchism (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New World of Indigenous Resistance (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaza in Crisis (With: Ilan Pappé) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iraq: The Forever War (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hopes and Prospects (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Making the Future (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel (By: Ilan Pappé) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power and Terror: Conflict, Hegemony, and the Rule of Force (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mafia Principle of Global Hegemony (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the World Works (With: David Barsamian) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Occupy (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chomsky's Linguistics (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science of Language: Interviews with James McGilvray (With: James A. McGilvray) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demand the Impossible (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe (With: Laray Polk) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Western Terrorism (With: André Vltchek) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Democracy and Power: The Delhi Lectures (With: Jean Drèze) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Palestine (With: Ilan Pappé) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because We Say So (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Kind of Creatures Are We? (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anarchism, Marxism and Hope for the Future (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prophetic Voices on Middle East Peace (By: Ilan Pappé) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Optimism over Despair (With: C.J.Polychroniou) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Consequences of Capitalism (With: Marv Waterstone) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Why Ideas Matter (With: James Kelman) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secrets of Words (With: Andrea Moro) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Withdrawal (With: Vijay Prashad) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Notes on Resistance (With: David Barsamian) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of American Empire Project Books

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (By: Chalmers Johnson) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A People's History of American Empire (By: Howard Zinn) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (By: Chalmers Johnson) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War (By: James Carroll) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum (By: Michael T. Klare) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World (With: David Barsamian) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire (By: Steve Fraser) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism (By: Greg Grandin) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror (By: Alfred W. McCoy) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic (By: Chalmers Johnson) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (By: Chalmers Johnson) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World (With: David Barsamian) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complex (By: Nick Turse) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (By: Andrew J. Bacevich) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (By: Andrew J. Bacevich) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dismantling the Empire: America's Last Best Hope (By: Chalmers Johnson) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Anything That Moves (By: Nick Turse) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire (With: David Barsamian) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (By: Andrew J. Bacevich) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Rules the World? (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (By: David Vine) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed (By: Andrew J. Bacevich) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of City Lights Open Media Books

A Power Governments Cannot Suppress (By: Howard Zinn) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Interventions (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between Barack and a Hard Place (By: Tim Wise) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colorblind (By: Tim Wise) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bomb (By: Howard Zinn) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossing Zero (By: Paul Fitzgerald) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Die in Mexico (By: John Gibler) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear White America (By: Tim Wise) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redefining Black Power (By: Joanne Griffith) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Making the Future (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crusade 2.0 (By: John Feffer) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Occupy the Economy (By: Richard D. Wolff) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Historic Unfulfilled Promise (By: Howard Zinn) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Meaning of Freedom (By: Angela Y. Davis) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black History of the White House (By: Clarence Lusane) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (By: Frederick Douglass) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying to Live (By: Joseph Nevins) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Border Patrol Nation (By: Todd Miller) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Violence of Organized Forgetting (By: Henry A. Giroux) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disposable Futures (By: Brad Evans) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing on the Wall (By: Mumia Abu-Jamal) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because We Say So (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Learning to Die in the Anthropocene (By: Roy Scranton) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Affluence (By: Tim Wise) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
America at War with Itself (By: Robin D.G. Kelley) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breaking Through Power (By: Ralph Nader) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? (By: Mumia Abu-Jamal) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storming the Wall (By: Todd Miller) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us (By: John Gibler) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loaded (By: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Nightmare (By: George Yancy) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
United States of Distraction (By: Nolan Higdon) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Torn from the World (By: John Gibler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Violence (By: Natasha Lennard) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Blossoms (By: Mumia Abu-Jamal) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short History of Presidential Election Crises: (By: Hirsch Alan) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Fascist USA! (By: Robin D.G. Kelley) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green New Deal and Beyond (By: Stan Cox) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
ReTargeting Iran (By: David Barsamian) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dispatches from the Race War (By: Tim Wise) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Build Bridges, Not Walls (By: Todd Miller) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rising Up (By: Sonali Kolhatkar) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Women Who Change the World (By: Lynn Marie Lewis) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Louder than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Age of Inequality(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voices for Peace: War, Resistance and America's Quest for Full-Spectrum Dominance(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Noam Chomsky

As a public intellectual, linguist, and thinker, Noam Chomsky is an American writer who, for many, needs no introduction. Making a name for himself with his ever incisive and in-depth analysis, he understands what drives people, as he’s known to readers worldwide. Whether his audience agree with him or not, he’s a respected figure by many, as his reputation precedes him, speaking his mind on a wide range of different issues. Known far and wide for his incisive and profound analysis, he always makes an impact with his perspective and insight.

A key figure of left-wing thought, he’s often seen as a staunch critic of western hegemony and capitalism through his work and writing. Making his ideas clear and accessible, he immediately gets to the point, whether it’s in broadcasting or in print, never afraid to shy away from certain topics. Over time this has afforded him following globally, as audiences, regardless of their political leanings, have come to respect what he has to say. Speaking to wide-range of different figures, he’s always willing to communicate his ideas as well, regardless of who he’s speaking to.

During the course of his writing career all of this has led to him writing a number of different books, many of which continue to stand the test of time. For some he talks about the media, others he talks about the economy, but one thing’s for sure is that he always has something different to say. His work always has a real sense of power to it as well, as he’s an articulate an intelligent thinker who talks with confidence. With a legacy that will continue to live on, he continues to write, with more to follow still, as he isn’t stopping any time soon.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1928 on the 7th of December, Avram Noam Chomsky was born in East Oak Lane in Philadelphia, in the United States. His parents were Jewish immigrants, with his mother being Elsie Simonofsky, and his father Ze’ev ‘William’ Chomsky, a Hebrew scholar. With a background in academia, he would pursue this field himself, while being close with his brother, the cardiologist David Eli Chomsky.

Attending Deweyite Oak Lane Country Day School, he would go on to graduate from Central High School in Philadelphia. Exposed to Socialism along with far-left politics through the International Garment Worker’s Union, and he would debate current affairs at the New York City newspaper stand after being influenced by his uncle and other Jewish leftists. As a key figure in anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements, he continues to write regularly, and he was married to his wife Carol Doris Chomsky until her passing in 2008.

Writing Career

Perhaps one of the best know texts that Noam Chomsky would write was ‘Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media.’ Writing this alongside Edward S. Herman, this would come to be one of the most formative texts on how mass-media influences society as a whole, with a documentary being made from it in 1992. Other books would see him write about ideologies and western imperialism, really laying bare what his ideas on the world, such as as 2010s book ‘Chomsky On Anarchism.’

He’d also write a few series of books too, including the ‘American Empire Project,’ which would seek to take a closer look at the American empire as a whole. Often writing alongside other writers as well, he would shy away from writing about difficult subject matter such as Palestine either, with his 2015 book ‘On Palestine.’ Winning awards for his work, he’s gone on to become one of the key political dissenters, revered by many worldwide, as his audience grows day-by-day.

Who Rules The World

Originally published in 2014, this would first come out on the 1st of January to much acclaim, with it being a part of the ‘American Empire Project Series’ of books. The books themselves are all non-fiction, looking at different aspects of American society and how they function in a modern era. It’s a must not only for fans of the author, but for those looking to find out more on the subject as a whole in the long-run.

Still setting the terms of global discourse, despite the rise of the Asian and European continents, America continues to maintain its grip on global politics. Using a wide-range of different examples, Chomsky seeks to break this down, looking at the US involvement in Iran and Cuba, and how they’ve continued to maintain their grip. Analyzing Iraq and Afghanistan as well, he leaves no stone unturned, making sure to cover every single base when it comes to looking at America’s hegemony. The book also has an afterword on the election of Donald Trump, looking at everything that led to that point in history and why it happened.

One of Chomsky’s later works, this manages to capture everything about where American society is at, and where it’s heading. Providing lots of intensive data on the subject matter, he doesn’t hold back, really offering a unique insight into an area of American politics that’s otherwise left undisturbed. Making it accessible too, his work doesn’t get bogged down by academia, allowing anyone and everyone to essentially read it.

Media Control

First brought out in 1995, this would be a shorter non-fiction book from Noam Chomsky, with an audiobook version of it as well. Not a part of any series, it would be an easy to read introduction to leftist analysis of media propaganda, and how it is utilized. Published through the ‘Seven Stories Press’ publishing imprint, it would be a fast and easy read, making it ideal for anyone looking to learn more on the subject matter.

Looking back to wartime propaganda, Chomsky takes a deep dive into what really drives the American, and the global, public when it comes to the media. Speaking of propaganda as ‘a tool’ for bludgeoning the people, it seeks to rectify this, as media leads society into what is otherwise a totalitarian state. Studying the war-mongering mentality of the media, it shines a light on why those in power do this, and how they use the media to project their message. From Bush Sr.’s ill-fated war in Iraq, to satiating the blood-lust of an otherwise pacifist nation, it illuminates what Lippman calls ‘spectator democracy.’

This book would follow on from the ‘Manufacturing Consent’ as almost a footnote, but it was no less important in terms of its scope and scale. With Chomsky fully at the helm this time round, he goes about giving a full run-down of how propaganda has driven all American politics. Just as relevant today as it ever was, this book has a lot to say on where society is going, and what’s in store for the media, making this a key introductory text of anyone interested in the works of Chomsky.

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