Manufacturers

Keeping the Rabble in Line

Keeping the Rabble in Line

Keeping the Rabble in Line: Noam Chomsky Interviews with David Barsamian

More details


£8.88



Keeping the Rabble in Line is a sequel as well as a departure from Chronicles of Dissent. In this latest collection Noam Chomsky focuses on economic and trade issues and the emerging global economic order. While an increasingly spectacle-driven media wine and dine us on a menu of O.J. Simpson, Tonya Harding, or whatever the current diversion is, major shifts in the international scene are occurring. As Chomsky points out, nation-states are becoming increasingly challenged by the power and reach of transnational corporations. The latter may be the defining feature of the coming era. Our response will be crucial. Again and again in these interviews and elsewhere Chomsky suggests the need to organize and become active. Passive consumption of information is not enough. Rabble will hopefully get people moving in a practical direction, be it direct action protests, getting involved with or establishing a community radio station, producing and distributing a video, starting a bookstore, publishing a newsletter or having discussions in your living room with a few friends. 

I think Chomsky's contribution lies in the fact that he constantly stresses not just the need to be informed and act but that we are all capable of doing so. His own commitment, involvement and accessibility is a concrete example. He is a cartographer. He provides a detailed road map to assist in figuring out where things are and in charting out routes. And in another sense he is a memory bank. So while the punditocracy engineer history Chomsky is there as a constant corrective to remind us about the concerted U.S. effort to destroy popular organizations in post-war Europe or the monstrous crimes of the Indochina War or the real accomplishments of the Nixons, Kissingers, Clintons and other luminaries who direct the global pillage.

The interviews in this collection were recorded in Chomsky's office at MIT or by phone. "Crime and Gun Control" was a live radio call-in on KGNU in Boulder. Titles reflect the core theme of the interviews but each discussion covers several topics. Many people from all over ask me to ask him certain questions. It would be impossible to acknowledge everyone's contribution but Carlos Otero in particular has been most helpful with his criticisms, suggestions and encouragement. My thanks to Sandy Adler for her transcriptions. Much appreciation to Noam Chomsky for his time and effort.

David Barsamian
August 1, 1994
Another rare out of print AK PRESS title that I found hidden away in Active Towers!

Cart  

No products

£0.00 Shipping
£0.00 Total

Cart Check out

New products

  • The Vegans Guide to Media Hysteria About Veganism
  • Margins and Murmurations by Otter Lieffe
The Vegans Guide to Media Hysteria About Veganism
The Vegans Guide to Media Hysteria About Veganism from the Cubesville...
Read more
Margins and Murmurations by Otter Lieffe
This is the story of Ash, a trans woman and healer living in a corner of...
Read more
No! Against Adult Supremacy Hardback Version
A collection of articles and artwork from the zine of the same name, No!...
Read more
No! Against Adult Supremacy
A collection of articles and artwork from the zine of the same name, No!...
Read more
Bang-up and Smash by Asbo Hardback Version
Bang-up and Smash is an overview of women’s prisons in the UK and a...
Read more
The Bottled Wasp Diary 2018
The 2018 Bottled Wasp has strikes, insurrections and industrial disutes...
Read more
Threads: From the Refugee Crisis by Kate Evans
Hardback full colour lovely graphic novel analysis of the refugee crisis
Read more
Unmaking Merlin by Elliott Murphy
Anarchist Tendencies in English Literature, A unique exploration of how...
Read more
Bright zine *3
Bright Zine Issue Three of the hip vegan zine 
Read more
Maximum Rocknroll *414 Nov 2017
History of Alabama Punk part 1: Birmingham, BAD EXAMPLE, Bay Area...
Read more
Crisis to Insurrection. Notes on the ongoing collapse by Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen
The crisis runs deep. The economies of the US and Europe are in profound...
Read more
Occupation Culture by Alan W. Moore
Occupation Culture: Art & Squatting in the City from Below by Alan W. Moore
Read more
Bang-up and Smash by Asbo
Bang-up and Smash is an overview of women’s prisons in the UK and a...
Read more
Maximum Rocknroll *413 Oct 2017
Early Swiss punk legends NEON, Rome’s NOFU, LOS IMPUESTOS from...
Read more

» All new products