Modern-Day American Imperialism: The Middle East and Beyond by Noam Chomsky (2008)

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Boston University on Apr 7, 2010

Noam Chomsky – arguably the most famous Western intellectual and dissident alive today – interprets former President Bush’s foreign policy actions (such as the Iraq war) in the long history of American Imperialism. He points out how the US was founded as an Empire -contrary to popular perception – and has been driven since inception again, contrary to popular perception – by an “expansion is the path to security” strategy. This lecture was delivered at Boston University in the United States on April 24th, 2008 under the title of “Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond”.

Transcript: Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond

Full video: BUniverse – Noam Chomsky Lectures on Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond (April 24, 2008)

From the archives:

Superpower (2008)

Noam Chomsky: Gaza, One Year Later

Noam Chomsky: US ‘War on Drugs’ in Latin America

Noam Chomsky: The Unipolar Moment and the Culture of Imperialism