Two Vital Books from Angela Davis
Rikers Island may be closing, but the human rights catastrophe that is the U.S. prison system still thrives. No one knows this better than historian and activist Angela Davis. That's why we're offering her Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete? at 50% off for the next week only. Sale ends July 24, 5:00 PM EST.
A couple of weeks ago, Chris Hedges travelled to Cambridge, Massachusets to down with Noam Chomsky for a quick chat about his new book Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power, and the short, weird history of neoliberalism in the United States.
PART ONE: In the first of a two-part conversation, Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges discuss, among other subjects, the shift in the U.S. and U.K. in the late 1970s toward neoliberalism, an ideology that Chomsky says “claims it’s increasing freedom [while] it’s actually increasing tyranny.”
PART TWO: In the second part of Noam Chomsky’s recent interview with Truthdig columnist and RT Television Host Chris Hedges, Chomsky talks about his new book Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power and explains how the banking, fossil fuel and tech sectors all profit immensely from taxpayer dollars. They also discuss a range of topics including the importance of solidarity and the damage gerrymandering has done to American democracy.