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Vol. 5, No. 4 -- January 28, 2012
This week in New World Notes, radio program #204, January 31, 2012
Politics and Economy
These recent remarks by Noam Chomsky are both insightful and easy to follow.
He focuses on how the government serves the rich elite. We see this clearly in the gap between what the public wants (jobs, safety net) and the public policies we get (deficit reduction).
Relatedly, he also discusses how the West and the USSR--for different reasons--endlessly proclaimed the same lie: that Soviet totalitarianism was "socialism." With the same false propaganda being cranked out by both sides, socialism never had a chance.
Chomsky offers shrewd and interesting reflections on America today.
Introductory comments by K.D.
Chomsky's remarks are taken from several sources. Audio courtesy of the podcast Federal Legislative, Virtual Renderings' audiocollage Thought Crimes: OWS Memos 11-11, and the film Human Resources.
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Series overview: Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for.
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