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Threats to our democracy / Noam Chomsky.

Program Title:
Threats to our democracy / Noam Chomsky.
PRA Archive #: 
AZ0940
Description: 

Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics at MIT, speaks about American concepts of Democracy, tracing the development of those ideas.

r.1. modern propaganda; the anti-war attitudes of 1916; slander toward Germans; liberal democrat participation in propaganda, such as Walter Lippman and Rhinehold Nebor; the breakup of the labor movement during the Great Depression; decline of unions and working class following World War II; Reagan's popularity vs. his unpopular policies; misunderstanding of the human cost of war, such as Vietnam and the Gulf War; Gulf War coverage as propaganda; American policy toward Panama, South Africa and Namibia; comparison of 60's anti-war movement to that during the Gulf War; the potential of making Cuba the next enemy; El Salvador human rights issues; and the depiction of Saddam Hussein as a monster (72 min.) -- r.2. Question and answers session following his speech, featuring questions on: how Chomsky responds to Bush's statement that we should use the lessons of the Gulf War on the streets of America; what is the danger to Civil liberties presented by the Bush administration; when will the death toll of the Gulf War become available; and Chomsky's opinion of the United States peace movement (35 min.).

r.1. modern propaganda; the anti-war attitudes of 1916; slander toward Germans; liberal democrat participation in propaganda, such as Walter Lippman and Rhinehold Nebor; the breakup of the labor movement during the Great Depression; decline of unions and working class following World War II; Reagan's popularity vs. his unpopular policies; misunderstanding of the human cost of war, such as Vietnam and the Gulf War; Gulf War coverage as propaganda; American policy toward Panama, South Africa and Namibia; comparison of 60's anti-war movement to that during the Gulf War; the potential of making Cuba the next enemy; El Salvador human rights issues; and the depiction of Saddam Hussein as a monster (72 min.) -- r.2. Question and answers session following his speech, featuring questions on: how Chomsky responds to Bush's statement that we should use the lessons of the Gulf War on the streets of America; what is the danger to Civil liberties presented by the Bush administration; when will the death toll of the Gulf War become available; and Chomsky's opinion of the United States peace movement (35 min.).

Station: 
Date Recorded on: 
Berkeley, Mar. 1991.
Date Broadcast on: 
-0-
Item duration: 
2 reels (107 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.
Distributor: 
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1991.
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