Chomsky Paxman BBC Interview March 8th 2011

This is an unedited version of Jeremy Paxman’s interview with Professor in linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), philosopher, cognitive scientist and political activist, Noam Chomsky.
The interview took place on Tuesday 8 March 2011.


[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/9418922.stm]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/9418922.stm[/url]
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oMslFIYaVk]youtube[/url] (wrong aspect ratio)
april 6 movement
western sahara november 2010 tent protest blocked by france (morocco protector)
1958 eisenhower: why campaign of hatred by the people in arab worlds
memorandum: perception USA supports harsh dictators, blocks democracy to control enery supplies
al jazeera one of the best news agencies of the world
we have been asked to stay away. involvement of egypt, brazil, turkey wanted; erdogan most respected
obama better than blair/bush? “in wany ways worse”
afghanistan: escalated war; threatening breakup of pakistan
israel/palestine: his position is “shocking”; refused to support UN resolution settlements
directly involved in aggressive criminal actions (eg. israel)
“every president since the second world should be subject to nuremberg principles” (not the trials)
14:54-18:50
technology is neutral. hammer example
internet: original intent: facilitate communication
was quite free, since mid 90s many efforts to try to constraint it
18:50-19:46 “why haven’t you mellowed”

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