Noam Chomsky on NATO, Russia and propaganda.
- What happened at the end of the cold war, after the fall of the Soviet Union?
- What role did propaganda play during this time?
- Why was NATO founded and what is it’s function?
- For what purposes is propaganda used?
All of these questions and more are adressed in this video:
VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on NATO, Russia and propaganda.
NOTE: This event with Noam Chomsky took place on the 6th of January, 2016 and due the the developments in global affairs, acTVism Munich felt the need to republish these videos to inform the public.
Noteable excerpt from the Video:
Noam Chomsky on role of NATO after the Cold War:
In 1990 [there was] no more Soviet Union. What happened? Well first of all, what happened to NATO? NATO was established to protect Western Europe against the Russian hordes, theoretically. No more Russian Hordes, what happened to NATO? Was is dissolved? No, it was expanded. It expanded to the East, now right to the Russian Borders. There’s a threat – even a threat of global war – because of [what is happening in] Ukraine. Because the mission of NATO was formally changed to protect the international energy system: sea lanes and pipelines. So it’s a global system, and also a global intervention force, run by the United States, which tells you what it always was, and tells you something about anti-communism as a propaganda device.
To read the full transcript-text of this video, click here.
About Noam Chomsky:
Noam Chomsky is a world-renowned political dissident, anarchist, linguist, author and institute professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he’s taught for more than half a century.
Chomsky has written more than 100 books, his latest being “Because We Say So“. Chomsky has been a highly influential academic figure throughout his career, and was cited within the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992. His work has influenced a wide range of domains, including artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, logic, mathematics, music theory and analysis, psychology and immunology.
Chomsky also developed the propaganda model of media criticism with Edward S. Herman which they presented in their book “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media“. Chomsky remains a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy, neoliberal capitalism, and mainstream news media.
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