Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn DVD/CD Combo Pack

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This Combo Pack includes:

Theory and Practice: Conversations with Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn (DVD)

The Mafia Principal (DVD) featuring Noam Chomsky

War and Civil Disobedience (CD) by Howard Zinn

Iraq: The Forever War (CD) by Noam Chomsky

The DVD’s:

Theory and Practice: Conversations with Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn (DVD)

Two of the most venerable figures on the American Left—Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky—converse with Sasha Lilley about their lives and political philosophies, looking back at eight decades of struggle and theoretical debate. Howard Zinn, interviewed shortly before his death, reflects on the genesis of his politics, from the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam war movements to opposing empire today, as well as history, art and activism. Noam Chomsky discusses the evolution of his libertarian socialist ideals since childhood, his vision for a future post-capitalist society, and his views on the state, science, the Enlightenment, and the future of the planet.

The Mafia Principal (DVD)

The world’s most influential living intellectual, Noam Chomsky, holds forth on the root causes of the conflicts in the Middle East, and talks about hopes for future social change. The renowned foreign policy critic and linguist brings the full force of his rapier-like mind and deadpan wit to bear in slicing through mainstream misconceptions—many of them intentional—about the internal and external politics of Iran and Israel/ Palestine. Chomsky eloquently contextualizes the power of the Israel lobby and the centrality of the U.S. in resolving the underlying antagonisms in the Middle East, as well as weighing in on how U.S. public opinion has shifted over the past several decades and addressing various positive directions for activism.

The Mafia Principle of Global Hegemony includes the hour long DVD extra of Noam Chomsky conversing with Larry Bensky about the media, class, and right wing populism.

The CD’s:

War and Civil Disobedience (CD) by Howard Zinn. What are citizens to do when confronted by unjust laws and when their government embroils them in unjust wars? 

Delivered in the context of the current U.S. war in Iraq, this is a scintillating lecture and discussion by the legendary teacher, historian, playwright, and activist. The efforts of Zinn to recover and pass on stories of civil disobedience to the unjust wars of U.S. history offers models, ideas, and inspirations for how and why we might go about challenging and changing the structures of power.

Iraq: The Forever War (CD) by Noam Chomsky. Presenting an arresting analysis of U.S. foreign policy and the war on terror, this original recording delivers a provocative lecture on the nation’s past and present use of force. Demonstrating how imperial powers have historically invented fantastic reasons to sell their wars to their people, this powerful examination illustrates the attack on Iraq as not just a mistake but also a crime, proposing that the criminals behind it should be brought to justice. The discourse focuses on the present U.S. disregard for the Geneva Conventions and the dangerous and immoral use of “anticipatory self-defense” to undermine the United Nations Charter and international law. In spite of this dark assessment, Chomsky maintains hope for democracy at home and abroad by inspiring listeners to shake off our political malaise and work to build a more egalitarian future for all.

About the Contributors:

Noam Chomsky is a laureate professor at the University of Arizona and professor emeritus in the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics and Chomsky is one of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. His recent books include Who Rules the World? and Hopes and Prospects

Howard Zinn is one of the country’s most beloved and respected historians, the author of numerous books and plays including Marx in Soho, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, and the best-selling A People’s History of the United States.

Sasha Lilley (Interviewer) is a writer and radio broadcaster. She is the co-founder and host of the critically acclaimed program of radical ideas, Against the Grain.

See and hear author interviews, book reviews, and other news on Howard Zinn's page HERE, Noam Chomsky's page HERE, and Sasha Lilley's page HERE

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