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Club Online Breakfast Zoom Event: A Conversation with Noam Chomsky on Trump, Capitalism, and the U.S. Role in the New Cold War

Date: 7 Aug 2020 08:00 AM | Venue:

A Conversation with Noam Chomsky on Trump, Capitalism, and
the U.S. Role in the New Cold War

Laureate Professor of Linguistics, The University of Arizona
Friday, August 7, 2020
8:00am HKT on Zoom

Lauded by supporters for his anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist idealism and condemned by critics for his anti-Americanism, the New York Times described Noam Chomsky as “arguably the most important intellectual alive today.” For over five decades – starting with his 1967 anti-Vietnam War essay “The Responsibility of Intellectuals” – he continues to be an unapologetic critic of American foreign policy and its ambitions for geopolitical hegemony. He is an incisive critic of the ideological role of the mainstream corporate mass media, which, he maintains, “manufactures consent” toward the desirability of capitalism and the political powers supportive of it. Join us for a conversation with Chomsky ¬– among the most prominent dissidents for decades in the U.S. – who says President Trump is desperate for the election and trying to cover up for being personally responsible for killing tens of thousands of Americans in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Noam Chomsky is a laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught for more than 50 years. Considered the founder of modern linguistics and one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world, he has published on U.S. foreign policy, Mideast politics, and democratic society. He has written more than 100 books, including “Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power”, and has received numerous awards, including the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, and the Helmholtz Medal.



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