Synopses & Reviews
Cultural Writing. DVD. In this remarkable 3-hour DVD, a riveting but devastating critique of America's current War on Terror is provided in the format of two lectures delivered in April of 2003, (the first at Harvard University and the second at MIT). Celebrated critic Noam Chomsky argues that it is a logical impossibility for such a war to be taking place, and demands that the U.S. admit its own hypocrisy or declare war on itself. Drawing upon a wealth of historic knowledge, Chomsky exposes terror-driven U.S. foreign policy moves that were purposely left unreported to the mainstream press, and characterizes Washington's current national security strategy as an effort to "control the world by force." The first lecture also contains a lively Q&A session, with many diverging opinions from the crowd.
Chomsky offers a devastating critique of the U.S. government’s current War on Terror—arguing that it is a logical impossibility for such a war to be taking place. Chomsky presents his reasoning with refreshing clarity, drawing from a wealth of historic knowledge and analysis. The DVD includes two talks and Q&A sessions with fired-up and sold-out crowds, all in an easily searchable, user-friendly format. This release comes on the heels of the hit film "Power and Terror" now making its rounds at theaters worldwide.
Throughout his teaching, writing, and speaking career, Noam Chomsky has been a well-researched voice of defiance to authoritarians worldwide.
Anyone who is serious about trying to understand world events since 9-11 cannot miss this.
About the Author
Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 7, 1928. He studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1955, he received his Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Since receiving his Ph. D., Chomsky has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. Chomsky is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of countries worldwide. His most recent books are the New York Times bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Imperial Ambitions, What We Say Goes, INTERVENTIONS, and The Essential Chomsky.