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
April 24, 2017
(Doors at 6:30)
First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
$22.00 (online only, book-included) - On Sale Now
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.
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.
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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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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!
Featured event books will be for sale at the event for 20% off. Thank you for supporting this author series with your purchases.
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