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November 17, 2009On Saturday, November 14, an interview with Ralph Nader appeared in the Miami Herald. Among the topics covered were Nader's first work of fiction, what Nader feels his legacy in America will one day be, and an answer to the question begged by the book's title: Herald: Can America save itself without the super-rich, in other words, without the kind of power money buys in our society? Nader: ... What [the super-rich] provide are resources, a catalyst and a shoehorn and the ability to provide opportunities for tens of thousands of people to improve their country. You can't have organizers unless they can feed themselves; you can't have them go around the country without transportation, communication, housing, etc. What the super-rich in this book do is fill that last equation which is money and media.
October 14, 2009From a Miami Herald article by Carol Rosenberg: U.S. military censors recently rejected a Pentagon lawyer's donation [to the prison camp library at Guantánamo] of an Arabic-language copy of the political activist and linguistic professor's 2007 anthology Interventions, which has more than 16,000 items. Chomsky, 80, who has been voicing disgust with U.S. foreign policy since the Vietnam War, reacted with irritation and derision. "This happens sometimes in totalitarian regimes,'' he said by e-mail after learning of the decision. "Of some incidental interest, perhaps, is the nature of the book they banned. It consists of op-eds written for The New York Times syndicate and distributed by them. The subversive rot must run very deep.''