Noam Chomsky on the Coronavirus: “It’s a colossal market failure”
In this video produced by DiEM25, activist, linguist and author Professor Noam Chomsky comments on the coronavirus crisis. Furthermore, he provides context to our socioeconomic and political system and how it prevents us from effectively combating such an epidemic. Lastly Chomsky discusses what individuals can do in self isolation to maintain solidarity and to keep the struggle for freedom and democracy alive.
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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 hisghly 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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