Neoliberalism, the Pandemic, and the Urgent Need for Radical Change

Noam Chomsky and C. J. Polychroniou

Haymarket Books
(June 1, 2021)

Trade paper • ISBN-13: 9781642594584 • US $16.95 • 6 in x 9 in • 180 pgs.


A collection of extensive interviews with the world’s greatest public intellectual on four years of an American nightmare.

The Precipice is a collection of interviews with the world’s leading public intellectual from the time of the rise of Donald Trump to power to the end of his presidency.

Noam Chomsky sheds light into the phenomenon of Trumpism, exposes the catastrophic nature and impact of Trump’s policies for average Americans, the environment, and the planet, and captures the dynamics and contradictions operating in the United States today— from the brutal class warfare launched by the masters of capital to maintain and even enhance the features of a dog- eat dog society to the unprecedented mobilization of millions of people against neoliberal capitalism, racism, and police violence.


Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political works, which have been translated into scores of countries worldwide. Recent books include What Kind of Creatures Are We?, as well as Optimism Over Despair.

C. J. Polychroniou
is a political economist/political scientist who has taught and worked in universities and research centers in Europe and the United States. His first book of interviews with Noam Chomsky, Optimism over Despair, was published by Haymarket Books.


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