Books written by David Barsamian


Culture and Resistance

February 14, 2019 | 224 pages
Edward W. Said discusses the centrality of popular resistance to his understanding of culture, history, and social change. He reveals his thoughts on the war on terrorism, the war in Afghanistan, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and lays out a compelling vision for a secular, democratic future... More Info

The Pen and the Sword

April 1, 2010 | 180 pages
Collects the transcripts of five wide-ranging radio interviews with internationally renowned Palestinian scholar and critic Edward Said (1935-2003), which cover such topics as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Said's written works, music and much more. Original.  More Info

Occupy the Economy

City Lights Publishers | May 1, 2012 | 190 pages
** Author David Barsamian is currently on tour with stops in OH, B.C., and NM. Please check for the most up-to-date tour information. ** Today's economic crisis is capitalism's worst since the Great Depression. Millions have lost their jobs, homes and healthcare while those who... More Info

Speaking of empire and resistance

New Press, The | August 18, 2019 | 234 pages
A leading activist and political writer who was exiled from Pakistan in the 1960s for his speaking out against imperialism and religious fundamentalism discusses such topics as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the fate of modern-day Pakistan, and the reasons he believes that the war on terror and... More Info


Open Media | March 15, 2002 | 59 pages
Discusses the term "terrorist" in comparison to "freedom fighter," as the two concepts are perceived in American politics, and offers the author's comments on his return from a trip to Afghanistan to interview Osama bin Laden.  More Info

How the World Works

Counterpoint Press | September 20, 2011 | 336 pages
According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is ?arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn't easy to read . . . or at least he wasn't until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky,... More Info