Noam Chomsky, famous both for pioneering the field of linguistics and as the United States' foremost dissident intellectual, talks about the onslaught on freedom and democracy waged by the neocon Bush administration. He points out that the current repressive policies, such as the Patriot Acts, pale in comparison to earlier such assaults, and then details their impact throughout the world. The biggest danger, he says, comes from speculative global investors with effective veto power over any populist government policies they don't like, and the increasing privatization that removes most relevant areas from public control.
Feb 27, 2007, 08:02:00
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