Chomsky made his name as a brilliant scholar of linguistics, but for decades now he has been a brutal critic of American power and its uses. Admirers call him a hero. Critics call him a self-important ranter.
Chomsky just keeps writing. His latest message — America itself is a failed state.
Hear a conversation with the super-critic of American hyper power Noam Chomsky.Guests:
Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics at MIT, author of "Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy" (2006).
Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, criminal lawyer, and author of "Preemption: A Knife that Cuts Both Ways (2006).
Pat Kane, writer, journalist and author of "The Play Ethic: A Manifesto for a Different Way of Living."
This program aired on October 3, 2006.