Articles by: Noam Chomsky

The Path to a Livable Future Or Will Rich Corporations Trash the Planet?

The Path to a Livable Future Or Will Rich Corporations Trash the Planet?

by Noam Chomsky and Stan Cox This month will mark a critical juncture in the struggle to avoid climate catastrophe. At the COP26 global climate summit kicking off next week in Glasgow, Scotland, negotiators will be faced with the urgent need to get the world economy off the business-as-usual track that will take the Earth up to and beyond 3 degrees[Read More…]

by 25/10/2021 1 comment Climate Change
Ventilator Shortage Exposes the Cruelty of Neoliberal Capitalism: Noam Chomsky

Ventilator Shortage Exposes the Cruelty of Neoliberal Capitalism: Noam Chomsky

C.J. Polychroniou Interviews Noam Chomsky Trump has reacted during his years in office in the manner to which we have become accustomed: by defunding and dismantling every relevant part of government and assiduously implementing the instructions of his corporate masters to eliminate the regulations that impede profits while saving lives — and leading the race to the abyss of environmental[Read More…]

by 09/04/2020 1 comment World
Noam Chomsky, Is Trump Consolidating Far-Right Power Globally?

Noam Chomsky, Is Trump Consolidating Far-Right Power Globally?

Interview – Noam Chomsky / C.J. Polychroniou It is no easy task to make sense of U.S. foreign policy in the current era. Trump is wildly unpredictable and lacks any semblance of a coherent view of world affairs, appearing to believe that all it takes is “the art of the deal” to turn “enemies” into friends. Meanwhile, since Trump’s rise[Read More…]

by 16/07/2019 Comments are Disabled World
"The transfer is from public institutions, in which voters have some say, insofar as democracy is functioning, to private tyrannies -- the corporations that dominate the economy -- in which voters have no say at all." (Photo: Andrew Rusk/flickr/cc)

The Trump Presidency (or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe”)

[Editor’s note: This interview has been excerpted from Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, the new book by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian to be published this December.]  David Barsamian: You have spoken about the difference between Trump’s buffoonery, which gets endlessly covered by the media, and the actual policies he is striving to enact, which receive less attention.[Read More…]

by 04/10/2017 1 comment Imperialism
The Doomsday Clock: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, And The Prospects For Survival

The Doomsday Clock: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, And The Prospects For Survival

[This essay is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).] In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight, a threat level that had not been reached for 30 years. The Bulletin’s statement explaining this advance toward catastrophe invoked the two major threats to survival:[Read More…]

by 18/06/2016 Comments are Disabled Climate Change, Imperialism