Tuesday, July 2, 2019

American Oppression, American Resistance

New World Notes #591, 28:12 (July 2)
Broadcast quality MP3 (38 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

A fine talk (technically an interview) by Noam Chomsky, recorded in his office on November 20, 2012. This is the talk's first broadcast on New World Notes.

Chomsky brilliantly explores three questions highly relevant to today:
  • In a free society such as the US, by what means do the rulers control the common people?
  • How do protest movements today compare with those of the 1960s?
  • What issues are most pressing for today's generation of activists?
Chomsky's long answer to question #2 is especially interesting and surprising: The 1960s were not the great age of popular protest, as legend has it. The 1980s were.

This audio is from the now-departed podcast series, Smells Like Human Spirit. The interviewer is series host Guy Evans. Many thanks. I have condensed the audio a bit to fit our timeslot.

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