Caption: Campbell Conversations - Conversations in the Public Interest
Campbell Conversations - Conversations in the Public Interest 

Grant Reeher speaks with Noam Chomsky, MIT professor and seminal figure in linguistic theory and philosophy

From: WRVO
Series: Campbell Conversations in the Public Intererst
Length: 26:16

For decades, Noam Chomsky—MIT professor and seminal figure in linguistic theory and philosophy—has been an iconic figure of Left dissidence in the United States and around the world. In this conversation, he discusses his controversial views about the killing of Osama bin Laden, and argues that President Obama’s foreign policy is simply an extension of the Bush administration

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For decades, Noam Chomsky—MIT professor and seminal figure in linguistic theory and philosophy—has been an iconic figure of Left dissidence in the United States and around the world.  In this conversation, he discusses his controversial views about the killing of Osama bin Laden, and argues that President Obama’s foreign policy is simply an extension of the Bush administration.  He considers his own identity as a radical, and asserts that the economic elite control both policy and politics—an observation he grounds in an alternative reading of Adam Smith.  However, he also applauds the continuing openness to change from below and the freedoms that he’s enjoyed as an active dissident in America.

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Piece Description

For decades, Noam Chomsky—MIT professor and seminal figure in linguistic theory and philosophy—has been an iconic figure of Left dissidence in the United States and around the world.  In this conversation, he discusses his controversial views about the killing of Osama bin Laden, and argues that President Obama’s foreign policy is simply an extension of the Bush administration.  He considers his own identity as a radical, and asserts that the economic elite control both policy and politics—an observation he grounds in an alternative reading of Adam Smith.  However, he also applauds the continuing openness to change from below and the freedoms that he’s enjoyed as an active dissident in America.

Broadcast History

This series began airing on WRVO in March 2010.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Grant Reeher speaks with Noam Chomsky, in this week's Campbell Conversation.

OUTRO:

Campbell Conversations is produced by WRVO with support from The Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship.

Additional Credits

Host: Grant Reeher
Associate Producers: John Giammatteo, Ranjana Venkatesh, Kasey Panetta, and Kevin Stawicki
Recording Engineer: Tom Fazio

Related Website

http://www.wrvo.fm, http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/campbell.aspx