Friday, January 25, 2008

America owns the world

I found a couple of articles from Noam Chomsky today. They’re both along the same lines.

  • Chomsky on World Ownership—This is an interview conducted by Michael Shank, for Foreign Policy in Focus
  • We Own The World—This is an actual article, written by Chomsky, along the same theme as the interview above.
The article is longer than the interview, so if you only have a few minutes to spare, read the interview, but if you have time to think about this a bit more deeply, I recommend the article.

I should point out that the title of this post is intentionally ironic—I don’t really believe that America owns the world. (Regardless of what they believe.)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In America, first you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women.

John Bell said...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VYlMEVTa-PI

sernaferna said...

I also have a Chomsky DVD, Manufacturing Consent (I assume based on the book), and it has a bunch of Chomsky debates as special features. I got it for Christmas, but haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. But I’m looking forward to it; Chomsky is a very clear thinker.

As a humourous side note, if you look at the Amazon page for the DVD, it gives William F. Buckley first billing as the “star” of the movie, and Chomsky gets second billing…