Looking Towards 2000

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Looking Towards 2000
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LOOKING TOWARD 2000 / Noam Chomsky| interviewed by Samori Marksman. - Noam Chomsky, noted M.I.T. linguist and foreign policy analyst, discusses the potential impact of the Clinton Presidency. Chomsky argues that Clinton presents a continuation of business-oriented American policies, but there will be a shift from defense spending to bio-technologies. Chomsky traces the developing United States policies since the Nixon administration, touching upon new technologies and developments in international economic relations with the proposed NAFTRA agreements. He sees the use of peripheral issues (such as Civil Rights and abortion) as a means of distracting American citizens from fundamental inequalities in power and economic access. Next, Chomsky offers a comparison of the Kennedy and Reagan administrations, with neither addressing the problems in American society. He goes on to discuss the development of the National Security State and the role of the Cold War domestic and foreign affairs. - RECORDED: WBAI, Jan. 1993.

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