Noam Chomsky: The US War in Iraq Helped Create Europe’s Refugee Crisis

For those who are unfamiliar, Noam Chomsky was also the father of transformational grammar, which explains how the human brain is hot wired for language from conception- PGA

Noam Chomsky. (photo: Graeme Robertson)

n Feb. 26th, four bumbling fools made their way up to Noam Chomsky’s office. We were going to record an interview with a man who had been an entrance point to radical politics for us. I can still remember the first day I got Chomsky on Anarchism in the mail, the criticisms it made of our society, and it’s call for more and more freedom. I had a copy, in Spanish, of that very book on hand to get it signed. On that day, we wanted to ask about manufacturing consent, about the hypocrisy of US foreign policy, about how the media frames the debate to effectively exclude the idea that what is being done in every American citizens’ name is morally reprehensible and quite often a grave crime. In this 30-minute interview Noam brings once more to bear on current and historical events his eviscerating analysis of power systems.

This interview originally aired on Houston’s Pacifica Radio Station, 90.1 KPFT FM!

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