Upcoming Event

Noam Chomsky

discusses

Requiem for the American Dream:
The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power

in conversation with AMY GOODMAN

Online pre-sales (ticket + book) now available
$5 tickets on sale Apr 4 at 9am

This event includes a book signing

Date

Apr
24
Monday
April 24, 2017
7:00 PM
(Doors at 6:30)

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$22.00 (online only, book-included) - On Sale Now $5.00 - On Sale April 4, 2017

Harvard Book Store welcomes MIT Institute Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy NOAM CHOMSKY—bestselling author of numerous political works, including What Kind of Creatures Are We? and Who Rules the World?—for a discussion of Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power. Mr. Chomsky will be joined in conversation by AMY GOODMAN, host and producer of award-winning independent news program Democracy Now!, the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. today.

About Requiem for the American Dream

Noam Chomsky is widely regarded as the most influential thinker of our time, but never before has he devoted a major book to one topic, income inequality: 

"During the Great Depression, things were much worse than they are today, but there was an expectation that things were going to get better. There was a real sense of hopefulness. There isn't today. . . . Inequality is really unprecedented. In terms of total inequality, it's like the worst periods in American history. But if you refine it more closely, the inequality comes from the extreme wealth in a tiny sector of the population, a fraction of 1 percent. . . . Not only is it extremely unjust in itself, inequality has highly negative consequences on the society as a whole because the very fact of inequality has a corrosive, harmful effect on democracy." —Noam Chomsky, in Requiem for the American Dream

Requiem for the American Dream is not an essay collection but an entire work of some 70,000 words based on four years of interviews with Chomsky by the editors. Chomsky considers these to be his final, long-form documentary interviews. It is a book that makes Chomsky's breadth and depth accessible, and at the same gives us his most powerful political ideas with unprecedented, breathtaking directness. It will go down as one of his greatest and most lasting contributions. Requiem for the American Dream is being produced in tandem with the film of the same name that was recently released in selected theaters to rave reviews and standing ovations and will be on Netflix and touring colleges prior to the book's release.

Event Book Sales

Our featured book for this event is Requiem for the American Dream, which will be for sale at the event for 20% off.

The new paperback edition of Amy Goodman's latest book Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America will also be available for purchase. Amy Goodman will join for the book signing portion of the evening.

Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide. She has co-authored six bestselling books, including her latest book, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting, the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, and the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language, among other distinctions from the Associated Press, United Press International, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Project Censored.

Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, for the past 50 years. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. Chomsky is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide. Among his most recent books are Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Hopes and Prospects, and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books recently released twelve of his classic works in new editions. His latest books are What Kind of Creatures Are We? and Who Rules the World?

All pre-sales tickets include a copy of Requiem for the American Dream, admission into the event, and a $5 coupon for use in the bookstore. Pre-sales tickets (online only) are available for two weeks, after which a $5 ticket option will also go on sale. Books bundled with pre-sale tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.

$5 tickets will also be available at Harvard Book Store and over the phone at 617-661-1515. Unless the event is sold out, any remaining tickets will be on sale at the door of the venue when doors open.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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Signing Guidelines

Out of respect for Professor Chomsky's limited time tonight, the book signing will be limited to copies of Requiem for the American Dream. No other books or memorabilia, and no photography or video during the signing. Thank you!

Amy Goodman will join for the book signing portion of the evening and will be signing copies of Democracy Now!

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