Event organized by WBAI-FM in New York geared to investigate the growing strength of the political right in the United States government, with Corporate Nationalism forming the key to this political shift. Features a talk by Noam Chomsky, a panel discussion, and audience questions.
r.1. Introductions by Samoric Mayman and Laurie Flanders ; Speech by Noam Chomsky on the misperception of American government as a service for society. He addresses the facade of Democracy, the Cold War, and how high technology industries subsidieze global militarism. Global Capitalism has been the major drive in United States politics since World War II, with the potential social benefits of socialism continually denied by the government. He pays particular attentions to examples of corporate mercantilism and the failure of international law (60 min.) -- r.2. Introduction of panel by Flanders ; Dr. Gerald Horne, chair of Black Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. She discusses the history of racism, discrediting the left, Civil Rights concessions, anticommunism, and the impact of privitization upon the Black community ; Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of physicst at New York University on who to blame for the decline of the United States - Phyllis Benis on the Gulf War and internationalism ; Noam Chomsky addresses the issues raised by the panel (56 min.) -- r.3. Noam Chomsky continues to address the issues raised previously by the panel members. He discusses homelessness, propaganda, Haitian political refugees, the United Nations, the Gulf War (particularly United Nations role and environmental impact), and international finance ; Question and answer session (53 min.).