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The Noam Chomsky Website. CHOMSKY- Version fr. American Decline: Causes and Consequences by Noam Chomsky. In the 2011 summer issue of the journal of the American Academy of Political Science, we read that it is “a common theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal – is in decline, ominously facing the prospect of its final decay.”

American Decline: Causes and Consequences by Noam Chomsky

It is indeed a common theme, widely believed, and with some reason. But an appraisal of US foreign policy and influence abroad and the strength of its domestic economy and political institutions at home suggests that a number of qualifications are in order. To begin with, the decline has in fact been proceeding since the high point of US power shortly after World War II, and the remarkable rhetoric of the several years of triumphalism in the 1990s was mostly self-delusion.

Furthermore, the commonly drawn corollary – that power will shift to China and India – is highly dubious. They are poor countries with severe internal problems. Not all were so enraptured. Reagan's Distorted Legacy by Noam Chomsky. Reagan’s Distorted Legacy By Noam Chomsky August 3, 2011 [ A+ ] / [ A- ] Posted in: Politics/Gov. | No comments.

Reagan's Distorted Legacy by Noam Chomsky

Three Holy Wars: Progressive's 100 Anniversary Conference by Howard Zinn. The Progressive 100th Anniversary Speech in Madison, Wisconsin, May 2, 2009.

Three Holy Wars: Progressive's 100 Anniversary Conference by Howard Zinn

Matt Rothschild: For all his fame he’s more humble, or as I told him once, he fakes it better than anyone I know. So, let’s hear it for Howard Zinn. Howard Zinn: Hello. Thank you. Thank you. But Matt’s told accurately about my coming to The Progressive – but I must say this, that I have never had an editor like Matt Rothschild. You may wonder, what does that mean?

The readership of The Progressive is a very special readership. Anyway, I am happy to be introduced by Matt. So, now I will try to sober things up a little. It’s about three holy wars. Ever hear anyone say anything bad about the founding fathers? Oh, you can be critical of other wars and there’s a kind of acceptance of this was a bad one. So, I thought it was very important to look very critically and carefully at these three idealized wars. Ενότητα 2012 - Νόαμ Τσόμσκι: Συνασπισμός των Νοτίων μέσα στο ευρώ. Νόαμ Τσόμσκι...

Ενότητα 2012 - Νόαμ Τσόμσκι: Συνασπισμός των Νοτίων μέσα στο ευρώ

Τα ΜΜΕ παγκοσμίως δεν γίνεται να αγνοήσουν τη γνώμη του, ανεξάρτητα από το αν συμφωνούν ή διαφωνούν με αυτήν. Σε μελέτη που έγινε στις ΗΠΑ την περίοδο 1980-1992 για τις δέκα σημαντικότερες «πηγές» στις οποίες προστρέχουν οι άνθρωποι σε ολόκληρο τον πλανήτη, ο διάσημος γλωσσολόγος, φιλόσοφος και πολιτικός αναλυτής κατετάγη στο Νούμερο 8. Η δεκάδα: Μαρξ, Λένιν, Σαίξπηρ, Αριστοτέλης, Βίβλος, Πλάτωνας, Φρόιντ, Τσόμσκι, Χέγκελ, Κικέρων. O 85χρονος διανοούμενος πριν από 18 μήνες μιλώντας στο «Βήμα» είχε πει ότι «η τρόικα με την πολιτική της θα σας καταστρέψει». Αυτή τη φορά τον συναντήσαμε για να μας πει τη γνώμη του για το «από εδώ και πέρα»... Πριν από ενάμιση χρόνο που είχαμε ξανασυναντηθεί μας είχατε πει ότι «η πολιτική της τρόικας θα σας καταστρέψει».

«Δεν υπάρχουν πολλές εναλλακτικές. Εννοείτε ότι δεν θα τη δεχθούν οι Γερμανοί; «Ναι, και όταν μιλάμε για την Ευρωπαϊκή Ενωση, στην ουσία μιλάμε για τους Γερμανούς». Επομένως βλέπετε κάποιο άμεσο φως για την Ελλάδα;

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