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Noam Chomsky - The Politics of the Pandemic

Noam Chomsky - The Politics of the Pandemic

Length: 0:57:00
Uploaded: 18 May, 2020

Recording Date: 5 May, 2020
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Language: English
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Program Title: Noam Chomsky - The Politics of the Pandemic
Description: It should be abundantly clear that part of the president’s m.o., almost an article of faith, is never accept responsibility when things go wrong. It’s always someone else’s fault: Pelosi, the media, the WHO, Obama, China, immigrants. And if you criticize the leader expect retaliation. Just ask Rick Bright, a top government scientist who was removed from his job he says because he opposed the president’s touting of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, as a coronavirus treatment. He has filed a whistleblower complaint. The president has called him “a disgruntled employee.” These are Rick Bright’s words of warning, "Our window of opportunity is closing. If we fail to develop a national coordinated response, based in science, I fear the pandemic will get far worse and be prolonged, causing unprecedented illness and fatalities. Without clear planning 2020 will be darkest winter in modern history."

Featured Speakers/Guests: Noam Chomsky, by any measure, has led a most extraordinary life. In one index he is ranked as the eighth most cited person in history, right up there with Aristotle, Shakespeare, Marx, Plato and Freud. The MIT professor’s contributions to modern linguistics are legendary. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades. At 91, he continues to write and give interviews to the media all over the world. He is the author of scores of books including Global Discontents with David Barsamian.



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