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Noam Chomsky on the World: The Chomsky Sessions

Noam Chomsky on the World: The Chomsky Sessions
1:14:00 | 2008

Categories: Documentary, War, Politics, History

One of the most respected intellectuals of the 20th century, Noam Chomsky has had a long and prolific career as a linguist, philosopher, and political activist. Undoubtedly, though, he is best known as the quintessential American dissident. Chomsky’s criticism of U.S. foreign policy began with the Vietnam War and has continued over the span of the next forty years (and roughly as many books). This fascinating documentary delves into the mind of the man himself through a series of candid interviews, lectures, and classroom discussions in which he traces the entire arc of 20th-century American politics, from 1920s public policy to 9/11. Even more importantly, the professor emeritus sketches out a history of resistance and struggle that is fundamental to his political thought and, he claims, to the “civilizing” of America. Disarmingly straightforward, tremendously informed and profoundly insightful, Chomsky has the rare ability to illuminate larger patterns and systems, bringing viewers to a far deeper understanding of history, power and the uniquely American privilege of protest. Thoroughly absorbing and edifying, NOAM CHOMSKY ON THE WORLD: THE CHOMSKY SESSIONS profiles the luminous thinking of a man who has spent his life striving to educate, to empower, and ultimately, to liberate.

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Linalisa Amacher
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November 28, 2013
A+
Love it..we emigrated from Switzerland to the USA.35 years later we are moving back to Switzerland.Noam is putting into words how we feel how much the USA has gone down the drain.I wish he would become mandatory to watch in every School.
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October 13, 2013
A+
Just got two semesters of US foreign relations, it should be required in k12 and beyond.
Dada Fornada
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September 7, 2013
B+
Jennie Gall
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July 3, 2013
A+
Spencer Steele
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June 26, 2013
A
Down to earth smart. Love him.
Stephanie Sharis
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May 21, 2013
A
Patrick Brennan
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December 5, 2012
What an asshole! I never heard him once say anything about Ho Chi Minh.
Debra Williams
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July 8, 2012
What an amazing amazing soul. I am so honored to hear him.
Debra Williams
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July 8, 2012
What an amazing amazing soul. I am so honored to hear him.
Joan Oliver
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December 1, 2011
Not too many of these men of truth survive who are "crying out in the wilderness". They who dare to dissent are swiftly discredited and silenced. This man is a survivor and should be heard for he is a true herald, a messenger and a hero who is contributing to the awakening of global consciousness...and has been active in this capacity for decades. I honor and bless him.
Joan Oliver
1********g
December 1, 2011
Not too many of these men of truth survive who are "crying out in the wilderness". They who dare to dissent are swiftly discredited and silenced. This man is a survivor and should be heard for he is a true herald, a messenger and a hero who is contributing to the awakening of global consciousness...and has been active in this capacity for decades. I honor and bless him.
Chris McReynolds
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October 24, 2011
"Noam Chomsky is one of the greatest minds of the 20th Century". So it's a comedy...
Chris McReynolds
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October 24, 2011
"Noam Chomsky is one of the greatest minds of the 20th Century". So it's a comedy...