VIDEO: WGBH Forum – Noam Chomsky and Amy Goodman Discuss Inequality – Requiem for the American Dream
Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!) and Noam Chomsky held a public discussion at the First Parish Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 24, 2017. Part of the discussion focused on Chomsky’s new book, Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power and the documentary Requiem for the American Dream. Noam Chomsky is convinced (and he is convincing) that financial inequality in America – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few – has a corrosive effect on democracy. But he is also sure that there is much we can do to change the future now. The resistance and protest movements that are sweeping Democrats and also taking place around the world are a hopeful sign that, while the governing elites are consumed by self-interest, the people do have the power to change the future now.
Amy Goodman and Noam Chomsky
A discussion between Noam Chomsky, MIT’s Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, and Amy Goodman, host of the award-winning independent news program Democracy Now!