A Good Education
Program #CHON197. Recorded in Cambridge, MA on February 10, 2006.
This is Chomsky at his relaxed best. It's almost like having him in your living room as he holds a seminar with trade unionists covering a range of topics. He offers a trenchant critique of "Saint" Alan Greenspan and neo-liberal economic policies. "There is a huge gap between public policy and public opinion," Chomsky says and that's where "a good education" comes in. " If you're well educated you can live with contradictions." It's a situation evoking Orwell. He also talks about two movies from the 1950s: On the Waterfront and Salt of the Earth. How the former was celebrated and the latter ignored for ideological reasons. On the environment, he says, "Disaster is coming and we may be hitting a tipping point soon."
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