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.”
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. 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.
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. I just heard Barbara Ehrenreich question god – and I didn’t hear an answer. Ενότητα 2012 - Νόαμ Τσόμσκι: Συνασπισμός των Νοτίων μέσα στο ευρώ. Νόαμ Τσόμσκι...
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.
In FRENCH. Docs Videos. Pearltrees Chomsky.