Shows featuring Noam Chomsky

  • Noam Chomsky on Obama’s Foreign Policy, His Own History of Activism, and the Importance of Speaking Out Chomskyweb_ok
    We spend the hour with world-renowned linguist and dissident, Noam Chomsky. In a wide-ranging public conversation at the Harvard Memorial Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Chomsky talks about President Obama’s foreign and national security policies, the lessons of Vietnam, and his own activism. "You just can’t...
    March 15, 2010 | Story
  • Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein Respond to Obama’s First State of the Union Sotu_web2
    President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address Wednesday night. A full two-thirds of the President’s seventy-minute address was devoted to the economy, the central theme of which was job creation. We get response from MIT professor Noam Chomsky and journalist and author Naomi Klein. [includes rush...
    January 28, 2010 | Story
  • Howard Zinn (1922-2010): A Tribute to the Legendary Historian with Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove Zinnweb
    We pay tribute to the late historian, writer and activist Howard Zinn, who died suddenly on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of eighty-seven. Howard Zinn’s classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. It has sold over a million copies and was recently made...
    January 28, 2010 | Story
  • Noam Chomsky on “Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours” Chomsky-double-web
    Noam Chomsky, the MIT professor, author and dissident intellectual, just turned eighty years old this past December. He has written over 100 books, but despite being called "the most important intellectual alive" by the New York Times, he is rarely heard in the corporate media. We spend the hour with Noam Chomsky. He spoke recently here in New York at an event sponsored by the Brecht...
    July 03, 2009 | Story
  • Noam Chomsky on the Global Economic Crisis, Healthcare, US Foreign Policy and Resistance to American Empire Chomsky-new-web
    Part II of our conversation with MIT professor and author Noam Chomsky on the global economic crisis, healthcare, the media, US foreign policy, the expanding wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, resistance to American empire, and more.

    "As far as policy is concerned, unless [Obama] is under a lot of pressure from activist sectors, he’s not going to go beyond what he’s presented...

    April 13, 2009 | Story
  • Noam Chomsky on US Expansion of Afghan Occupation, the Uses of NATO , and What Obama Should Do in Israel-Palestine Chomsky-web
    We speak to Noam Chomsky, prolific author and Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As NATO leaders gather for a sixtieth anniversary summit in France, Chomsky says, "The obvious question is, why bother celebrating NATO at all? In fact, why does it exist?" Chomsky also analyzes the Obama administration’s escalation of the Afghanistan...
    April 03, 2009 | Story
  • Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Stance on Gaza Crisis "Approximately the Bush Position" Gazaburnweb
    In a visit to the State Department Thursday, President Obama made his first substantive comments on the Middle East conflict since Israel’s attack on Gaza. Obama first mentioned his commitment to Israel’s security, without affirming his commitment to Palestinian security. He condemned Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israeli towns, but didn’t criticize the US-backed...
    January 23, 2009 | Story
  • Noam Chomsky: "What Next? The Elections, the Economy, and the World" Chomskyweb
    World-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky discussed the meaning of President-elect Barack Obama’s victory and the possibilities ahead for real democratic change at a speech last week in Boston. It was his first public appearance since the election. Chomsky has been a professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for over a half-century and is the author of...
    November 24, 2008 | Story
  • William F. Buckley Dies at 82; A Look Back at his 1969 Debate with Noam Chomsky on Vietnam Buckleyweb
    William F. Buckley, Jr. died yesterday at the age of eighty-two. He was the founder of the conservative magazine National Review and the television show Firing Line. In 1969, he invited Noam Chomsky on his show to discuss the Vietnam War. We play an excerpt.
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    February 28, 2008 | Story
  • Noam Chomsky: Why is Iraq Missing from 2008 Presidential Race? Chomskybikesweb
    In a major address, Noam Chomsky says there has been little change in the conventional debate over a US invasion abroad: from Vietnam to Iraq, the two main political parties and political pundits differ only on the tactics of US goals, which are assumed to be legitimate. On the other hand, public opposition to war has also remained consistent, Chomsky says, but, whether Iraqi or American,...
    February 26, 2008 | Story
  • Not Through Annapolis: Noam Chomsky Says Path to Mideast Peace Lies in Popular Organizing against US-Israeli “Rejectionism” Chomskytalkweb
    As the US convenes a Mideast summit in Annapolis, Maryland today, we spend the hour on the Israeli-Palestine conflict with two of the world’s leading thinkers: former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and world-renowned linguist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky says US backing of continued Israeli occupation and annexation of Palestinian land is the biggest obstacle to peace. He says, “The crimes...
    November 27, 2007 | Story
  • Howard Zinn Urges U.S. Soldiers to Heed Thoreau’s Advice and "Resist Authority" Zinn20070417
    In Part II of our conversation with Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, we speak with the two leading dissidents about U.S. wars from Iraq to Vietnam, resistance and academia. Zinn speaks about the importance of Henry David Thoreau and his relevance today. Zinn says soldiers should "read Thoreau’s essay on civil disobedience or take its advice to heart, realize that the government is not...
    April 17, 2007 | Story
  • Noam Chomsky Accuses Alan Dershowitz of Launching a "Jihad" to Block Norman Finkelstein from Getting Tenure at DePaul University Chomsky20070417
    We play Part II of our conversation with two of the country’s leading dissidents, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn. In the interview, we ask Chomsky about Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who is lobbying DePaul faculty members to oppose Norman Finkelstein’s bid to receive tenure. Chomsky says, "[Dershowitz] launched a jihad against Norman Finkelstein simply to try and vilify...
    April 17, 2007 | Story
  • In Rare Joint Interview, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn on Iraq, Vietnam, Activism and History Chomskyzinn4-16
    In a Democracy Now! special from Boston, two of the city’s leading dissidents, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn, sit down for a rare joint interview. Noam Chomsky began teaching linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge over 50 years ago. He is the author of dozens of books on linguistics and U.S. foreign policy. Howard Zinn is one of the country’s most...
    April 16, 2007 | Story
  • From Bolivia to Baghdad: Noam Chomsky on Creating Another World in a Time of War, Empire and Devastation Chomsky12-19
    World-renowned scholar and linguist Noam Chomsky recently spoke an event titled, "What’s Next? Creating Another World in a Time of War, Empire and Devastation." It was held at the Emmanuel Church in Boston and sponsored by sponsored by Massachusetts Global Action. Chomsky, who is a professor of Linguistics at MIT, returned from Latin America in October. He talked about the...
    January 01, 2007 | Story
  • Hotbed of Resistance: An Iraqi Discusses Fallujah Violence Fallujah1
    A day after four U.S. military contractors were murdered then mutilated in the streets of Fallujah we go to Baghdad to speak with retired Iraqi engineer Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar about mercenaries in Iraq and why Fallujah has become a hotbed of the Iraqi resistance. [includes rush transcript]
    April 01, 2004 | Story
  • Horns and Halos: The Strange Life and Death of JH Hatfield Hatfield
    We take a look at a new documentary titled "Horns and Halos" that follows JH Hatfield, the author of a controversial biography on George W Bush, and his publishing house Soft Skull Press. [includes transcript]
    February 18, 2004 | Story
  • The National Security Agency and the So-Called War On Terror
    Since the Bush administration began its so-called war on terror, we have reported extensively on the scores of peoplein detention. The identity of many of these people remains unknown. Largely they are held in communicado withoutcharges. Today we are going to look at some of the methods the government used in determining what people they wouldarrest and hold in the aftermath of September 11th....
    January 10, 2002 | Story
  • Noam Chomsky on International Human Rights
    This week the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Also, the British government gives final word on the extradition of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to Spain, and it is the 23rd anniversary of Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor. We speak with one of the country’s leading dissidents, Noam Chomsky. In his many books and...
    December 07, 1998 | Story