NPR "On Point" Oct. 3, 2006
Interview with Noam Chomsky
Other guests: Alan Dershowitz and Pat Kane
Host: Tom Ashbrook
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Runtime: 44 min
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Noam Chomsky may be the world's most widely-read super critic of American policy, but even his books got a boost in sales last month when Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez waved one on the floor of the UN General Assembly and implored gathered heads of state to read it. A boost as in Number One on Amazon.com.
Chomsky made his name as a brilliant scholar of linguistics, but for decades now he has been a brutal critic of American power and its uses. Admirers call him a hero. Critics call him a self-important ranter.
Chomsky just keeps writing. His latest message -- America itself is a failed state.
Hear a conversation with the super-critic of American hyper power Noam Chomsky.
Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics at MIT, author of "Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy" (2006)
Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, criminal lawyer, and author of "Preemption: A Knife that Cuts Both Ways (2006)
Pat Kane, writer, journalist and author of "The Play Ethic: A Manifesto for a Different Way of Living."
May 29, 2007, 09:28:09
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