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blog — July 16

Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges discuss the history of neoliberalism and Chomsky's new book "Requiem for the American Dream"

A couple of weeks ago, Chris Hedges travelled to Cambridge, Massachusets to down with Noam Chomsky for a quick chat about his new book Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power, and the short, weird history of neoliberalism in the United States. 

PART ONE: In the first of a two-part conversation, Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges discuss, among other subjects, the shift in the U.S. and U.K. in the late 1970s toward neoliberalism, an ideology that Chomsky says “claims it’s increasing freedom [while] it’s actually increasing tyranny.” 

PART TWO: In the second part of Noam Chomsky’s recent interview with Truthdig columnist and RT Television Host Chris Hedges, Chomsky talks about his new book Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power and explains how the banking, fossil fuel and tech sectors all profit immensely from taxpayer dollars. They also discuss a range of topics including the importance of solidarity and the damage gerrymandering has done to American democracy.

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