Class War: The Attack On Working People
By Noam Chomsky
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In perhaps the most potent of his speeches released on CD (this one recorded in 1995 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), linguist and political critic Noam Chomsky frankly addresses the evident--but largely undiscussed--lines of class in American society, comparing, for example, American labor laws and practices with those of its global comrades. "The government," Chomsky says, quoting John Dewey, his favorite Democratic philosopher, "is the shadow cast by business over society." He bemoans corporate propaganda, the crushing of unions, and the "created wants" that have left us "a devastated peasant society.... People are scared, angry, and hostile." Pretty tough stuff, but Chomsky does offer one ray of hope: "If you want to change something, change the substance, not the shadow."
Noam Chomsky is an influential linguist, professor, author, and activist. Chomsky has been active in left-wing politics and he opposed the Vietnam War. He is the eighth most cited source of all time, and is considered the ''most cited living author''. Chomsky is also the author of over 150 books.
Running Time: 55:09
2. Profits Before People
3. Culture Of Solidarity
4. Praise For Our Magnificence
5. The Undermining Of Unions
6. Crime Pays
7. Economy Up People Down
8. The Globalization Of Production
9. Class War
10. Driving People From Defiance To Compliance
11. Technology As A Weapon
12. The Fortune 500: Unaccountable Private Power
13. Social Policy: Welfare For The Rich
14. Propaganda: Corporations Are Your Friends
15. Potential For Fascism
16. What Is To Be Done?
17. Oklahoma City And Anti-Politics