Understanding Power

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5 out of 5 stars
By Senor Comatoso on 12-08-2015

Current times demand you get this into your head.

I'm not what you would consider a member of the left, actually I'm a capitalist entrepreneur. But the ideas and concepts in this book are universal, fundamental and are necesary if you wish to understand how the modern world works and the true forces tha shape our lives.ostl6, if you want to make a change for thr better it's necesary to understand what change looks like in the long timeframes we humans need to make real lasting change.

I don't agree with some of the ideas he presents but they are microscopic and of little importance in comparison to the scope of the information in this book, but that's just an opinion.

The best thing is to read this now, almost 30 years later. Chomsky got most of it right as you will learn if you listen to this completely. he basically predicts our current state.

By the way, I have had this book for 10 years in print and never had made the time to read. so yeah, thanks Audible.

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20 of 20 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tobinardo on 20-05-2015

Staggering insight.

A most amazing compilation of facts surrounding the understanding of world power and their structures by one of greatest minds of our time! I just hope he is wrong in his conclusions.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Scott M Riccardelli on 31-03-2015

The bleak reality of the US

Everyone needs to listen to Chomsky. Whether you're a corporate shill or a concerned citizen, this puts the bleak cultural wasteland of America into focus and exposes the nastiness and the modern form of slavery that corporations are imposing on everyone.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Jim on 13-05-2015

Great Material - Dry Performance

Mr. Bloodworth's reading is technically precise and easy to understand, it's as dry as toast roasted in the summer sun on the flats of the Atacama Desert.

The source material more than make up for this.

Recommended.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By Kelly on 17-08-2016

Good intro

Though I don't agree with all of Noam's points I think he does a great job of getting us to understand power and how it functions in society.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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By Franklin Wise on 11-02-2016

Life Changing

The content transcends left or right "politics" and focuses on the mechanism of human power. It does so in a way that enables anyone to learn how to reason about power, namely organizational power.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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