Citizen Radio on BTR with Noam Chomsky

This isn’t an April Fool’s joke, Noam Chomsky is actually being interviewed on BTR today. For reals. Listen here.

Noam Chomsky

Allison and Jamie explain the new name of their show (Citizen Radio) and interview professor Noam Chomsky about the War on Drugs and religion.

Called “arguably the most important intellectual alive” by the New York Times, Noam Chomsky is also known as a political activist.

In the 1966 essay, “The Responsibility of Intellectuals,” Chomsky challenged intellectuals “to speak the truth and expose lies,” and he carried his protests beyond the printed page: he became a tax resister and he was arrested in 1967 at the Pentagon while protesting military involvement in Southeast Asia.

Chomsky’s criticism of U.S. governmental policies has continued unabated since that time. In Deterring Democracy and in other books he has focused on trade and economic issues and accuses the Government of being a “rogue superpower.”

“I’m a citizen of the United States,” says Chomsky, “and I have a share of responsibility for what it does.”

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One response to “Citizen Radio on BTR with Noam Chomsky

  1. Great interview. Chomsky’s mild demeanor belies the ferocity of his infinitely well-reasoned assault on idiocy.

    You mentioned that you’d be taking “requests” for questions for subsequent Chomsky interviews. Where can those be submitted?

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