For years one of our most vital, essential media voices has been David Barsamian, over the radio airwaves with his Alternative Radio broadcasts of political, cultural, and social figures speaking and/or being interviewed. He has also, for nearly as long, been playing a similarly vital role in print, with a series of book-length conversations with people such as Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, and others. Foremost among these have been books done with Noam Chomsky, the newest of which, Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, part of Metropolitan Books’ American Empire Project. In this book, Noam Chomsky, with David Barsamian as interlocutor, examines the present state of things, never losing perspective or sight of the where and when leading to here and now. David Barsamian will surely keep things even more up to date. This should be good, as David Barsamian’s past evenings here have been spirited and engaging.
Co-presented with ALTERNATIVE RADIO.