Critique of Kissinger
Recorded at Georgetown University.
Morton Halperin: A Nixon National Security Council staff member and Kissinger aide who resigned over the invasion of Cambodia.
Tran Van Dihn: A South Vietnamese diplomat. He served at the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington, DC 1961-63. He taught at Temple University. He died in 2011.
Fred Branfman: Co-director of the Indochina Resource Center and author of Voices from the Plain of Jars. He died in 2014.
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. His contributions to modern linguistics are legendary. 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.” The New Statesman calls him “the conscience of the American people.” He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. At 95, he continues to inform and inspire people all over the world. He is the author of scores of books, his latest are Consequences of Capitalism, Chronicles of Dissent and Notes on Resistance.