Feb 3rd, 2004
United Nations Correspondents Association - New York, NY
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
From the United Nations Correspondents Association in New York City, Noam Chomsky discusses the "Bush doctrine" and its implications. In particular, Professor Chomsky addresses the Bush administration's space policy and its overall efforts to expand U.S. influence and power. He also talks about the case of British whistleblower Katherine Gun, who leaked a memo stating that the NSA had been spying on UN Security Council members, and discusses the charges against the Cuban 5, who were convicted in the U.S. of espionage in 2001. On September 20, 2006, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, speaking in front of the U.N. General Assembly, praised Professor Chomsky's book, Hegemony or Survival, and recommended that Americans read it.
Noam Chomsky, a professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, is the author of numerous books on U.S. foreign policy, including American Power and the New Mandarins, Political Economy of Human Rights (two volumes, written with Edward Herman), Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians, and Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World. His most recent books are Failed States and Perilous Power.