This book is a collection of interviews of the great intellectual Noam Chomsky to the journalist David Barsamian. The most important issue being the rise of the concept of preemptive war, surpassing the previous idea of preventive war by being even more aggressive and unilateral.
Within his critical vision of contemporary society, Chomsky questions the democracy of our days by saying that it "is a system in which you have the freedom to do what you want, as long as you do what I say." In this system,
according to the author, not just memory, but awareness of what happens around us needs to be suppressed.Engaged activist, Chomsky seeks to lure people into being more thoughtfull about the problems of society , saying that "Ido not understand how anyone could fail to be interested in helping people to think harder on these issues, especially about doing something to beat them".
Finally, when dealing with the weight of large corporations and their impact on ordinary people, who has to endure a series of works and costs (such as waiting time on the phone) Comsky argues that "the main ideology here is that only the costs that are really measured are those ones that matter for the rich and for the big corporations. "