Tag: Noam Chomsky
The path to disaster.
Washington’s dilemma on a ‘lost’ planet.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and ownership of the world.
How the Magna Carta became a minor carta.
Guernica Editor in Chief Joel Whitney tracked down Noam Chomsky to get his opinion on the President’s recently revealed ‘kill list.’
On the history of the U.S. economy in decline.
American decline in perspective, part II.
American decline in perspective, Part I.
With #OccupyWallStreet, the linguist and political critic sees a reason for hope that lies closer to home.
|Osama bin Laden may be dead, but his American legacy lives on fiercely in Washington policy when it comes to surveillance, secrecy, war, and the national security state (as well as economic meltdown at home).|
|Converting schools and universities into facilities that produce commodities for the job market, privatizing them, slashing their budgets—do we really want this future?|
We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic.
|“As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.”|
Chomsky discusses the unpeople in Iraq, the U.S., and Latin America, clever uses of the internet and international solidarity, and the conversion of a liberal dove to a principled anti-warrior.
In asking Chomsky what I thought was a provocative challenge question, I’m afraid I gave Cohen too much credit.
The controversial critic of U.S. foreign policy discusses his forthcoming book, the hypocrisy of neoliberalism, where he feels hopeful about democracy despite U.S. terrorism, and his friendship—okay, passing acquaintance—with Hugo Chavez and other “pink tide” presidents.