“We can be pessimistic, give up and help ensure that the worst will happen,” says Noam Chomsky. “Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist and maybe help make the world a better place.”
It is easy to despair at the state of the world in the early years of the twenty-first century.
It is also hard to make sense of the forces that have led us to this ongoing crisis.
In Optimism Over Despair, Noam Chomsky insightfully describes the state of the planet. He shows how we got here, explains the motivations of those on the world stage, as well as those behind the scenes, and carefully articulates why and how resistance can be the source of a fundamental and lasting change.
Read the interview by C.J. Polychroniou, political economist/political scientist….
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