Noam Chomsky on American Foreign Policy and US Politics

(2PM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

He has authored more than 100 books, and is apparently the eighth most cited human being in history, after Marx, Lenin, Shakespeare, Aristotle, the bible, Plato, and Ford.

The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur interviews MIT Professor Noam Chomsky on US foreign policy and politics…

From TYTInterviews | October 26, 2010

about 25 minutes


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    • Edger on October 28, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    But he’s probably worth listening to, eh?

  1. together during the depression that gave FDR the confidence he needed to spearhead major reform legislation?

    People forget that there was a subtle, intellectual and textural reorientation of the country that began 30 years before in a place called Ellis Island. 20,000,000 new spirits arrived from places all over Europe and brought with them new drive, not only for material improvement, but

    also for justice. For a generation, they helped change the political landscape.

    This was also the same period of the great northern migration of African Americans from the South. Jazz and Folk music made their marks along with Steinbeck, Baldwin and Langston Hughes. Harlem was humming, but not quite good enough to keep Josephine Baker from heading to Paris.

    The great labor movement became a major poltical player.

    White privilege was threatened big time.

    Liberal ideology and activism will merge again. It is the inevitable thrust of Western History and ultimately World History. Presently, I am horribly pessimistic, because

    the semiosphere is controlled by money, and people are now just simple, economic units fighting for their lives against their own governments, controlled by banks. But eventually, this too shall pass. However, I fear we must pass through a potential bottleneck that may be very frightening and unstable. I worry about weapons and mercenaries in the hands of the oligarchy. My long term optimism is very cautious indeed. The alternative is unthinkable.

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