Noam Chomsky On Power and Ideology + Q&A + Transcript

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with Noam Chomsky

The New School on Sept 21, 2015

Presented by Haymarket Books and the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School, Noam Chomsky discusses the persistent and largely invariant features of U.S. foreign policy — in the words of U.S. planners, “the overall framework of order” — and its intimate relationship with U.S. domestic policy.

MIT Institute Professor (emeritus) of linguistics and philosophy Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. His recent books include The New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States, as well as Hopes and Prospects and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books is currently reissuing twelve of his classic books in new editions.

Location: John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

(Prof. Chomsky begins at 7 minutes into the video; Q&A begins at 46:40)



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Is Doomed Dollar Really Behind Obama’s Iran Warning? by Finian Cunningham

World War III – Who Will Be Blamed?

European Refugee Crisis – The Anatomy of a Coverup

George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm (must-see film)

6 thoughts on “Noam Chomsky On Power and Ideology + Q&A + Transcript

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  3. It’d be accurate to say that Mr. Chomsky dropped an overpowering “nuclear” truth bomb in that talk and destroyed the extreme deception about the Middle East used for decades by those powerful people in government and the corporate media willing to sell their souls.

  4. What a brilliant lecture, unsurpassed in its subtle acuity. Terrific Q&A.

    A short while ago, whilst listening to a particularly illuminating account (produced by the BBC,) of Israel’s policy of “nuclear ambiguity,” I was reminded that notwithstanding the immense gravity of his high-risk Cuban missile brinkmanship, prior to that most violent demise, JFK was insisting that unrestricted inspection of the Dimona plant should be fully complied with. Shimon Peres evidently, was highly instrumental in resisting & deflecting any such unwanted intrusions into his state’s security stratagem, however.

    Of course, it wouldn’t do to say, but what seems abundantly clear, is that the accusations levelled against Iran are precisely consistent with and indeed reflective of Israel’s own covert ambitions. The irony is inescapable. Surely a chilling but salient & instructive example of the precociously Semitic zionist kettle, lamenting the hard-core Aryan complexion of an extremely ancient Persian pot….

    • It was a brilliant lecture, David, and for that matter, so is your post.
      Wasn’t it a fanatical Zionist who murdered Yitshak Rabin in 1995 , the Israeli Prime Minister who actually had empathy for the Palestinian people?

      God forbid anybody “question” Israeli’s “nuclear ambiguity,” as they’ll be labeled “anti-Semitic” by the MSM and the AIPAC Lobby.

      Chomsky is a genuine humanitarian who I imagine, deep inside, has a saddened contempt for the increasingly belligerent Likud Party and the psychopath, Netanyahu, disdain for anything but their own interests in stealing more land and plan for territorial expansion.

      The willfully ignorant American people, comfortable living in the 15th year of the Bush/Obama Imperial Empire, are more interested in their Smart Phones and professional athletic teams than about domestic and international current events, which have direct and indirect consequences on them and their families which hardly concerns them. Public apathy and indifference to the man-made problems of the world? “What, Me Worry?” 🙂

      Kali Yuga is here!

      • So agree Frank, I much appreciate your sage nods ‘n astute ribald winks…one of the Prof’s very best in my opinion, I think he’s definitely improving with age! sporting the angelic aura of an arcane prophet ~ fine wine indeed…

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