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Grant Reeher speaks with Noam Chomsky, MIT professor and seminal figure in linguistic theory and philosophy.
By Grant Davis Reeher
Oswego, NY – 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.