Political Perspectives on 07/10/13
Alternative Radio host David Barsamian recently interviewed noted scholar and professor Noam Chomsky about "State Spying and Other Matters." Chomsky puts the Snowden revelations in the context of historical government spying. “If technology,” he says, “or other means of control and domination are available, then power systems are going to use them.” Chomsky relates the continuities between Bush and Obama in foreign and domestic policies. He examines Obama’s assault on civil liberties and the prosecution of whistleblowers. Israel, Palestine, events in Turkey and Syria are also discussed, along with the pitfalls of third parties in the U.S. and much more.
(Recorded June 20th, 2013)
Noam Chomsky, legendary MIT professor, practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades. Edward Said said of him, “Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.” The New Statesman describes him as, "The conscience of the American people." He is the author of scores of books, includingHopes & Prospects, Occupy, How The World Works, and Power Systems with David Barsamian.