Thursday, April 02, 2015
Noam Chomsky: In ‘Free’ Countries, Unpopular Ideas Can Be Suppressed Without the Use of Force
In conversation with The Nation’s John Nichols at the Tucson Festival of Books in Arizona in March, Noam Chomsky discusses income inequality, media, democracy and activism, among many other topics. One of the highlights of the clip comes when the renowned linguist paraphrases George Orwell’s virtually unread introduction to “Animal Farm” to explain how listening to the media, which are owned by the wealthy, and receiving a “good education” can suppress free thought.
—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata