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2001 Harvard Trade Union Program

Program #CHON164. Recorded in Cambridge, MA on February 09, 2001.

2 CDs

The latest in a series recorded at the Harvard Trade Union Program. The ability of intellectuals and the propaganda system to avoid and miss crucial stories takes a tremendous amount of training and discipline. One cannot rise to the pinnacles of power and respectability in the academy or the media without mimicking the official story. Chomsky gives specific examples of how propaganda works.

Speaker(s):

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, by any measure, has led a most extraordinary life. In one index he is ranked as the eighth most cited person in history, right up there with Aristotle, Shakespeare, Marx, Plato and Freud. The legendary MIT professor practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades. Chris Hedges says he is “America’s greatest intellectual” who “makes the powerful, as well as their liberal apologists, deeply uncomfortable.” At 87, he still gives lectures all over the world. He is the author of scores of books, including Propaganda & the Public Mind, How the World Works, and Power Systems with David Barsamian.

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