Books written by Robert W. McChesney

Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century

NYU Press | October 22, 2014 | 288 pages
In the United States and much of the world there is a palpable depression about the prospect of overcoming the downward spiral created by the tyranny of wealth and privilege and establishing a truly democratic and sustainable society. It threatens to become self-fulfilling. In this trailblazing new... More Info

Digital Disconnect

September 1, 2014 | 320 pages
Looks at the relationship between economic power and the digital world, encouraging readers to fight back against the monopolies that are making the Internet less democratic. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

Digital Disconnect

March 5, 2013 | 320 pages
Celebrants and skeptics alike have produced valuable analyses of the Internet's effect on us and our world, oscillating between utopian bliss and dystopian hell. But according to Robert W. McChesney, arguments on both sides fail to address the relationship between economic power and the digital... More Info

The Death and Life of American Journalism

July 12, 2011 | 352 pages
The “Paul Revere and Tom Paine” (according to Bill Moyers) of media reform propose a bold and controversial response to the current crisis of journalism  More Info

The Endless Crisis

Monthly Review Press | September 1, 2012 | 227 pages
Presents an analysis of economic conditions, exploring the underlying causes of the economic crisis, the impact of monopoly finance capital, and the operations of capitalism.  More Info

Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights

New Pr | May 3, 2011 | 372 pages
"In response to mounting concerns about the future of the press, an outpouring of lively debate and proposals for alternative models of journalism has exploded across journals of opinion, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Despite this proliferation, a comprehensive overview of this new... More Info