Updated: April 20, 2010, added link to the transcript
April 10, 2010 — Noam Chomsky “THE ROLE OF THE RADICAL INTELLECTUAL: SOME PERSONAL REFLECTIONS” Thursday, April 8, 2010.
NOAM CHOMSKY, Havens Center, Orpheum Theater, Madison WI 4/2010
Chomsky Warns of Risk of Fascism in America
By Matthew Rothschild
April 12, 2010
Noam Chomsky, the leading leftwing intellectual, warned last week that fascism may be coming to the United States.
“I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio,” he said, “and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering” here at home.
Remembering Fascism: Learning From the Past
Madison: Radical, Intellectual Retrospective, April 8, 2010
I don’t have to say how pleased and grateful I am for this honor, which also offers an occasion to look back over the years. What comes to mind with particular salience is the earliest years, perhaps because I’ve been thinking a lot about them lately, for other reasons. They were, of course, formative years for me personally, but I think the significance unfortunately goes beyond.