Program #CHON196. Recorded in Boulder, CO on October 26, 1983.
A tour de force recorded at the University of Colorado at Boulder traces American attacks on the rest of the world focusing on the post-1945 era. Begins with the memorable lines: "The most recent U.S. intervention (Grenada) was yesterday, at least as of this morning." On Israel, Chomsky says, "American liberals supported the militarization and ultimate destruction of Israel with the American Jewish community being a component of that." Cuba is "The major victim of international terrorism and therefore in this Orwellian world is naturally described as the center of international terrorism." After surveying a range of issues Chomsky poses key questions: "What kind of institutional changes would be needed for the U.S. to get at these problems at the source rather than just ameliorating their effects?" And "what values do we pursue as a people?" The Q&A is terrific. Put these two CDs on your "must have" list.
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