Noam Chomsky and Yanis Varoufakis: The Neoliberalism Assault on the World

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DiEM25.official on Apr 27, 2016

Yanis Varoufakis considers himself a politician by necessity, not by choice. An economist and academic by training, he became Greece’s finance minister amidst the country’s financial crisis, creating an image for himself both beloved and reviled. He discusses his complicated role in his new book, And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe’s Crisis and America’s Economic Future, and on the LIVE stage alongside renowned academic and theorist Noam Chomsky.

YANIS VAROUFAKIS is the former finance minister of Greece. A professor of economic theory at the University of Athens and former member of parliament for Athens’ largest constituency, he is the author of The Global Minotaur, among other books. He lives in Athens.

NOAM CHOMSKY is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. Chomsky is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of countries worldwide. Among his most recent books are Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Hopes and Prospects, and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books recently released twelve of his classic works in new editions. His latest books are What Kind of Creatures Are We? And Who Rules the World?


[Short excerpt from above video]

Noam Chomsky: Young Bernie Sanders Supporters are a “Mobilized Force That Could Change the Country”

Democracy Now! on Apr 28, 2016 – During an event Tuesday at the Brooklyn Public Library, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and professor, was asked about Bernie Sanders’ run for the White House. “[H]e’s considered radical and extremist, which is a pretty interesting characterization, because he’s basically a mainstream New Deal Democrat,” Chomsky said. “His positions would not have surprised President Eisenhower, who said, in fact, that anyone who does not accept New Deal programs doesn’t belong in the American political system. That’s now considered very radical.” Chomsky concluded by noting that Sanders “has mobilized a large number of young people, these young people who are saying, ‘Look, we’re not going to consent anymore.’ And if that turns into a continuing, organized, mobilized force, that could change the country—maybe not for this election, but in the longer term.”

from the archives:

Bernie Sanders Supports Obama’s Kill List, “ISIS Has Got To Be Destroyed”

The Lesser Evilism of Bernie Sanders by Sean Petty

Abby Martin and Noam Chomsky: Electing The President of an Empire

Chris Hedges and Leo Panitch: The American Left Needs To Get Its Shit Together, Part 2

The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion by Ellen Brown + Greece is Not the Major Problem – Europe is by Siv O’Neall

Andrew Gavin Marshall: Who Rules Europe?

Greece is a Nation Under Occupation by Andrew Gavin Marshall

Chomsky On Adam Smith (1995)

Neoliberalism: The Economic Model: Origins, Theory, Definition (2005)

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    • Thanks, David, so glad you enjoyed it. I did, too. I first found the short one and thought I’d go searching for the long one and found it. It’s a great discussion.

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