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FTV 557 Noam Chomsky – Creeping Fascism (1992)

This week on From the Vault we spend some time with leading intellectual Noam Chomsky, who delivered a speech in 1992 at an event organized by WBAI in New York called Creeping Fascism. Here, Chomsky presents the notion that there is a misperception of American government as a service for society – by exploring ideas such as the facade of Democracy, the failure of international law, and how high-technology industries subsidize global militarism. Further, Chomsky argues that because global capitalism has been the major drive in U.S. politics since World War II, there is left little or no room to realize any potential benefits of socialism.

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