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Reshaping democratic structures / Noam Chomsky ; interviewed by Philip Maldari and Kris Welsh.

Program Title:
Reshaping democratic structures / Noam Chomsky ; interviewed by Philip Maldari and Kris Welsh.
PRA Archive #: 
AZ0981
Description: 

Noam Chomsky, noted linguist and political analyst from MIT, discusses United States foreign and domestic policies. He begins by comparing the Democratic and Republican platforms, cutbacks in education, and the realities which underlie the GATT and NAFTA agreements. The public is being excluded from the decision making process, Chomsky contends, with the global character of American-based multinationals remaining outside the political arena. This corporate approach prevents long range planning because competition calls for immediate profits. The end result is global repression, which Chomsky likens to corporate fascism. Another factor which limits opportunities is the continued military budget despite the end of the Cold War. Tax dollars fund research which only helps private corporations, not the general public. He concludes that there is hope through changes in democratic structures.|RESHAPING DEMOCRATIC STRUCTURES / Noam Chomsky| interviewed by Philip Maldari and Kris Welsh. Noam Chomsky, noted linguist and political analyst from MIT, discusses United States foreign and domestic policies. He begins by comparing the Democratic and Republican platforms, cutbacks in education, and the realities which underlie the GATT and NAFTA agreements. The public is being excluded from the decision making process, Chomsky contends, with the global character of American-based multinationals remaining outside the political arena. This corporate approach prevents long range planning because competition calls for immediate profits. The end result is global repression, which Chomsky likens to corporate fascism. Another factor which limits opportunities is the continued military budget despite the end of the Cold War. Tax dollars fund research which only helps private corporations, not the general public. He concludes that there is hope through changes in democratic structures. RECORDED: KPFA, 21 Oct. 1992.

Station: 
Date Recorded on: 
KPFA, 21 Oct. 1992.
Date Broadcast on: 
-0-
Item duration: 
1 reel (32 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.|32:00
Distributor: 
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1992.
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