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  • Noam Chomsky on emMasters of Mankindem
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    Masters of Mankind

    Noam Chomsky talked about his book of essays Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013, in which he discusses international and domestic affairs. He spoke with David Barsamian of…

  • Noam Chomsky Discusses emRequiem for the American Dreamem
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    Requiem for the American Dream

    Noam Chomsky talked about his book Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power, in which he takes a critical look at income inequality and…

  • emOn Anarchismem
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    On Anarchism

    Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talked about his book, On Anarchism, in which he examines the political ideology of anarchism, from its history and…

  • emWith Liberty and Justice for Someem
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    With Liberty and Justice for Some

    Former constitutional rights lawyer Glenn Greenwald contends that the United States has a two-tiered judicial system, one for the “haves” and one for the “have-nots.” Mr. Greenwald presents his…

  • emScorched Earth Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnamem
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    Scorched Earth: Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam

    Fred Wilcox’s previous book, Waiting for an Army to Die, looked at the effects of Agent Orange on U.S.sSoldiers who served in Vietnam. In his latest book, Mr. Wilcox turned his attention to…

  • emAmerican Power and the New Mandarinsem 40th Anniversary
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    American Power and the New Mandarins 40th Anniversary

    At a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the publication in 1969 of his first political book, American Power and the New Mandarins, Noam Chomsky spoke about current events around the world. He was…

  • emInterventionsem
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    Noam Chomsky talked about his book Interventions, published by City Lights Books. He talked about U.S. foreign policy and other matters with Back Pages owner Alex Green. He then took questions from…

  • emFailed Statesem
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    Failed States

    Noam Chomsky talked about his book Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy, published by Metropolitan Books. The book is about just war theory and the invasion of Iraq.…

  • emHegemony or Survivalem
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    Hegemony or Survival

    Mr. Chomsky talked about his book, Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance, published by Metropolitan Books. In the book, he examined the “Bush doctrine” and its implications.…

  • The World After September 11
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    The World After September 11

    Professor Noam Chomsky talked about U.S. and world responses to terrorism, military action in Afghanistan, humanitarian issues, and alternatives to current U.S. policy. Following his…

  • Israel and Palestine After Disengagement
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    Israel and Palestine After Disengagement

    Noam Chomsky and Alan Dershowitz debated how to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • EmpireBuilding  Domestic and International Consequences
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    Empire-Building: Domestic and International Consequences

    Authors talked about the Bush administration’s foreign and domestic policies and the upcoming presidential election. Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, acted as moderator. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor Chomsky spoke about the damage done to the U.S. reputation…

  • In Depth with Noam Chomsky
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    In Depth with Noam Chomsky

    Noam Chomsky, professor of Linguistics at MIT University in Cambridge, MA, talked about his life and career as a political activist and critic of U.S. foreign policy. Among the topics he addressed were efforts to combat…

  • em911em
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    Professor Chomsky discussed his book 9-11, published by Seven Stories Press. In the book, he examines the events of September 11, the historical precedents for it, and the long-term implications of the…

  • University of Connecticut Commencement Speech
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    University of Connecticut Commencement Speech

    In a commencement speech to graduate students, Professor Chomsky focused on the mechanisms of learning and the advances in learning throughout history.

  • The New World Order
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    The New World Order

    Professor Chomsky talked about how academics and journalists helped shape foreign policy and build a new world order in the late 20th century. He was critical of the U.S. and Great…

  • Race Gender and Class
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    Race, Gender and Class

    Dr. Chomsky and Dr. Cleaver talked about race, gender and class issues that confront the United States today. They recalled their activism in the 1960s and offered advice on what should be…

  • A Critique of Madisonian Democracy
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    A Critique of Madisonian Democracy

    Mr. Chomsky examined the principle and practice of democracy in the U.S. over the past 200 years. He argued that the democratic order encapsulated in the Constitution, principally by James…

  • US Foreign Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Professor Chomsky spoke about the role of big business and other group interests in the goals and conduct of U.S. foreign policy at the expense of U.S. citizens and citizens of other…

  • Peacemakers Profiteers and Poverty
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    Peacemakers, Profiteers and Poverty

    Professor Chomsky predicted a worsening of the gap between rich and poor and criticized Republican policy on welfare reform. He claimed that the U.S. is controlled, not by its government,…

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