WHAT: Digging Deeper LXXVIII: Noam Chomsky on U.S. power in a changing world
WHO: Led by Mark Jensen
WHEN: Monday, April 6, 2009 -- 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mandolin Café, 3923 South 12th St., Tacoma, WA 98405
United for Peace
of Pierce County
April 6, 2009
UFPPC study circle
DIGGING DEEPER LXXVIII: Noam Chomsky on U.S. power in a changing world
On Mon., Apr. 6, Digging Deeper will examine Noam Chomsky's What We Say Goes: Converations on U.S. Power in a Changing World -- Interviews with David Barsamian (Free Press, 2006). "In this new collection of conversations, conducted in 2006 and 2007, Noam Chomsky explores the most urgent issues: U.S. confrontations with Iran and North Korea, the deterioration of the Israel-Palestine conflict and Israel's recent invasion of Lebanon, the ongoing occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of China, the growing power of the left in Latin America, and the Democratic victory in the 2006 U.S. midterm elections. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas vividly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight. -- The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, What We Say Goes shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of readers, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eater for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Comsky is an unparalleled resources for anyone seeking to understand our world today." —Book description.
Since July 2004, United for Peace of Pierce County has been conducting “Digging Deeper,” a Monday-evening book discussion group, often in the form of a study circle. Topics have included peak oil, climate change, the corporation, torture, Iran, U.S.-Iran relations, the writings of Robert Baer, Islam, American immigration policy, Barack Obama and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Saul Alinsky’s life and writings, war and human nature, parallels between the U.S. and ancient Rome, the sustainability revolution, resource issues, and the debt crisis, as well as abiding themes of war, peace, politics, and social change. Occasionally, the group has spent several weeks reading longer works, like Daniel Yergin’s The Prize or Robert Fisk’s The Great War for Civilisation.
DIGGING DEEPER meets every Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA.