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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Syntactic Structures (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aspects of the Theory of Syntax (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Topics in the Theory of Generative Grammar (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cartesian Linguistics (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knowledge of Language (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Power and the New Mandarins (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Language and Mind (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
At War With Asia (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Problems of Knowledge and Freedom (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pentagon Papers: Critical Essays (With: Howard Zinn) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Reasons of State (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature (With: Michel Foucault) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reflections on Language (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Language and Responsibility (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sound Pattern of English (With: Morris Halle) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rules and Representations (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Radical Priorities (With: C.P. Otero) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lectures on Government & Binding (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toward a New Cold War (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fateful Triangle (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turning the Tide (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirates and Emperors, Old and New (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barriers (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Language and Problems of Knowledge (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chomsky Reader (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Culture of Terrorism (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Language and Politics (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Necessary Illusions (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modular Approaches Study Mind (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deterring Democracy (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrorizing the Neighborhood (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Uncle Sam Really Wants (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year 501: The Conquest Continues (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chronicles of Dissent: Interviews with David Barsamian (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters from Lexington: Reflections on Propaganda (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War and US Political Culture (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
TheProsperous Few and the Restless Many (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
World Orders, Old and New (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeping the Rabble in Line (With: David Barsamian) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets, Lies and Democracy (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minimalist Program (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Class Warfare (With: David Barsamian) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prospects for Democracy (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Common Good (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Powers and Prospects (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
For a Free Humanity: For Anarchy (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perspectives on Power (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Language (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Propaganda and the Public Mind (With: David Barsamian) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Profit Over People (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Power and Ideology (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Military Humanism (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue States (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Acts of Aggression: Policing Rogue States (With: Edward W. Said,Ramsey Clark) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Latin America: From Colonization to Globalization (With: Heinz Dieterich) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
On MisEducation (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Architecture of Language (With: Nirmalangshu Mukherjee,B.N. Patnaik) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Case Studies in Hypocrisy: U.S. Human Rights Policy (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A New Generation Draws the Line (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
An American Addiction (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
9-11 (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monkeywrenching the New World Order (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Democracy & Education (With: C.P. Otero) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power and Terror: Post-9/11 Talks and Interviews (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Distorted Morality: America's War on Terror? (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masters of Mankind (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Generative Enterprise Revisited (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Getting Haiti Right This Time (With: Amy Goodman,Paul Farmer) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Anarchism (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctrines and Visions (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Imperial Presidency (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perilous Power (With: Gilbert Achcar) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essential Chomsky (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chomsky On Anarchism (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
New World of Indigenous Resistance (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaza in Crisis (With: Ilan Pappé) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Iraq: The Forever War (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hopes and Prospects (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel (By: Ilan Pappé) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power and Terror: Conflict, Hegemony, and the Rule of Force (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mafia Principle of Global Hegemony (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
How the World Works (With: David Barsamian) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Occupy (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chomsky's Linguistics (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science of Language: Interviews with James McGilvray (With: James A. McGilvray) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demand the Impossible (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe (With: Laray Polk) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Western Terrorism (With: André Vltchek) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Democracy and Power: The Delhi Lectures (With: Jean Drèze) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Palestine (With: Ilan Pappé) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because We Say So (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Kind of Creatures Are We? (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anarchism, Marxism and Hope for the Future (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prophetic Voices on Middle East Peace (By: Ilan Pappé) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Optimism over Despair (With: C.J.Polychroniou) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Consequences of Capitalism (With: Marv Waterstone) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Ideas Matter (With: James Kelman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secrets of Words (With: Andrea Moro) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Withdrawal (With: Vijay Prashad) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Notes on Resistance (With: David Barsamian) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Open Media Books

with Karl Grossman
Government in the Future (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Umbrella of US Power (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weapons in Space (By: Karl Grossman) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Open Media Collection (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Political Economy of Human Rights Books

The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism (With: Edward S. Herman) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the Cataclysm (With: Edward S. Herman) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of American Empire Project Books

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

Publication Order of City Lights Open Media Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Cosmos Reader(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louder than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Age of Inequality(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voices for Peace: War, Resistance and America's Quest for Full-Spectrum Dominance(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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