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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… read more

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 abroad, noting that in the Muslim world, “substantial majorities view the U.S. military as a threat,” and that the number of people abroad who “dislike or distrust the U.S. has doubled or tripled.” He discussed the proliferation of offensive military capacity, and connected this expansion of war-making capabilities to the growing international distrust of the U.S. He argued that increasing American offensive capability actually decreases security: “People who feel threatened tend to react. They react violently sometimes.” Professor Chomsky is the author of Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Oct 17, 2004 | 12:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 23, 2004 | 9:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 17, 2004 | 12:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 2004 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 23, 2004 | 9:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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