Noam Chomsky on the Consequences of Capitalism

Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It represents both a crisis and an opportunity. Everything depends on the actions that people take into their own hands.

Join Noam Chomsky for a conversation with E. Tammy Kim.


Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of countries worldwide. Among his most recent books are Who Rules the World?, Requiem for the American Dream, and What Kind of Creatures Are We? Haymarket has published twelve of his classic works with new introductions, as well as his books Masters of Mankind, Hopes and Prospects, Intervenciones, On Palestine and Gaza in Crisis (with Ilan Pappé and Frank Barat), Optimism Over Despair and The Precipice (with C. J. Polychroniou), and Consequences of Capitalism (with Marv Waterstone). In spring 2022, Haymarket is publishing a new compilation of Chomsky’s 1984–1996 interviews with David Barsamian, Chronicles of Dissent.

E. Tammy Kim is a freelance magazine reporter, a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, and a co-host of the Time to Say Goodbye podcast, based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared in outlets including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Nation. She previously worked on the editorial staff of The New Yorker and as a national features writer at Al Jazeera America.


This event is a partnership between Lannan Foundation and Haymarket Books

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