Philosophies of language and politics

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  • 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

Video Content:

  • 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
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