Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Bio
World-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky has been pushing change in language, politics and culture for decades. The controversial expert on modern language explains why “the smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.
Commonwealth Club of California, 10/6/2009
00:02:50 – Decline of newspaper journalis, media and the internet
00:12:52 – Right wing protest movements and right wing media in the US
00:21:20 - Are there universal social principles? State vs. Private actors
00:26:55 - A future world without war vs. self annihilation?
00:35:24 - Missing discussion about the war in Afghanistan
00:43:11 – Green Alternative Energy Movement and Population growth
00:51:16 – Money and Politics
00:56:00 – Advice to people attracted by the right