Program #CHON143. Recorded in Boulder, CO on May 10, 1998.
Chomsky, in this interview with Barsamian recorded at KGNU studios in Boulder, describes the impact and influence of activists and solidarity movements. He says, e.g., Because of opposition "the Reagan administration was never able to intervene directly in Central America a la Kennedy and Johnson were able to do in Southeast Asia in the 1960s." He also goes into "worthy and unworthy victims," one of the themes he and Edward Herman developed in their classic book "Manufacturing Consent." He adds some interesting comments about the 150th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto," as well as his own education including high school in Philadelphia where he said, he "sank into a black hole."
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