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Noam Chomsky on Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

GUEST: Noam Chomsky, is a legendary political analyst, professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT, author of over 100 books.

*This segment was originally broadcast on June 30, 2015.

The issue of “National Security” is constantly invoked by politicians and the media as justifications for war and surveillance. Since the September 11th attacks, the US has launched endless wars that have ironically made us less safe and built an unprecedented network of intrusive surveillance. Today, as part of an on-going series of interviews I did with a number of experts, journalists, authors, and academics, we’ll explore what the US’s national security policies have really amounted to. The interviews were produced by Brave New Films, headed by the acclaimed film maker Robert Greenwald, and are called The Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum.

Henry A. Wallace was the 33rd Vice-President of the United States and served under Franklin D. Roosevelt during WW II. He ran for the presidency on the Progressive Party ticket in 1948 and was an agriculturalist, economist, author and businessman. Mr. Wallace was known as the champion of the “common man” in the struggle against the moneyed elites for control of government and the planet’s resources. On today’s episode of the Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum, we present Sonali’s interview on what drives American empire with Noam Chomsky, the legendary political analyst, professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT, author of over 100 books.