Questions on Anarchism
Chomsky on Disconnect of "Left Intellectuals" from working people
Late Eighteenth Century, Early Nineteenth Century, the Left, Popular/Working Class Education, Activism, Post-materialist Activism, Disconnect from working people.
Enlightenment, Classical Liberalism, Anarchism,
Chomsky reviews the Enlightenment tradition, classical liberalism and how anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist thought and action is connected to this tradition. The interview was conducted in Leiden, the Netherlands, in March 2011.
Wilhelm von Humboldt, Education, Organization, Rudolf Rocker, Capitalism, Anarcho-Syndicalism
French Intellectual Culture, Post-Modernism
Nazi Collaboration and Resistance in France, Italy and Greece and the Netherlands
Chomsky reviews the Resistance/Collaboration in Western and Southern Europe, pointing out the huge differences and the consequences for the decades that followed. He also talks about how this history has been falsified by propaganda. The interview was conducted in Leiden, the Netherlands, in March 2011.
North Europe, Southern Europe, Collaboration, Resistance, Nazi's, Destruction of structures of Resistance by the U.S, Falsification of History
14.13: 00.43.35 – 00.57.48 Freedom of Speech and Anti-Fascism
Chomsky discusses freedom of speech, its history, and how to deal with the rise of racist right-wing movements. The interview was conducted in Leiden, the Netherlands, in March 2011.
US Bill of Right, US Constitution, US First Amendment, First World War, Eugene Debs, Supreme Court, Civil Rights Movement, Times v. Sullivan, Seditions Libel, Ku Klux Klan, Obama, PKK, Terrorism, Cuba, Irak, Terrorist list, England, UK, Libel Laws, Holocaust Denial
the Left, Class, Xenophobia and the Right
Chomsky discusses the history of Racism in the United States, and dealing with xenophobia and the right. Historically these tendencies have been overcome by "common activities … on the basis of their class interests." Chomsky also praises the intellectual culture in Turkey and compares it favorably to Western countries. The interview was conducted in Leiden, the Netherlands, in March 2011.
Slavery, Racism, Slave Labor, Prison System, Jim Crow, incarceration of African Americans and Hispanics, class and racism, Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, labor movement
11.29: 00.75.34 – 00.87.05 Education, Student Activism, Democracy
Chomsky reviews the history of elite hatred for democracy, student resistance, and the functioning of the education system in our times. The interview was conducted in Leiden, the Netherlands, in March 2011.
Crisis of Democracy, Tri-lateral Commission, the sixties, indoctrination, tuition fees, college, compulsory testing, discipline, student debt, Mexico, University, Berkeley, privatization, Pentagon, commercialization,
Latin-America, Social Movements, Neo-Liberalism, Free Trade Agreements