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Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky. I knew the United States was complicit in some nefarious things, both domestic and abroad, but wow, that book really blew my hair back.

That is the same feeling I got from A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. I was a bit less proud of being an American after that read.

Which Chomsky book do you all recommend to read first?

BTW, I'm talking about the politic ones. I've studied him in computer science and physicology, but just saw interviews and read articles about politics.

Understanding Power is a great place to start. Its a collection of past talks given by him and I found it to be a great primer for more focused Chomsky books.

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