[Palo Alto] : Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, c2002.
Video — 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"Noam Chomsky, the world's leading progressive intellectual, delivered one of his most wide-ranging lectures ever in March 2002 in Palo Alto. From the "war on terror" to the Cold War, from the Middle East to weapons in space, he covered enough ground to fill a semester-long college course. By turns electrifying, angering, and wryly humorous, "Peering into the Abyss of the Future" will stand as one of most insightful analyses of our time."--Palo Alto Peace and Justice Center website.
A talk given by Noam Chomsky at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Wednesday, February 6, 2002. He discusses the United States definition of terrorism and foreign policy in regard to nations and groups considered to be guilty of terrorism. There is also a question and answer session. Noam Chomsky's bibliography, biography and curriculum vitae are included.
Video — 1 online resource (72 minutes) Digital: data file.
Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in our Times gives the public a rare opportunity to see and listen to one of the most articulate, committed and hard-working political dissidents of our time, MIT linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. Chomsky has been called 'the most important intellectual alive' by the New York Times, yet he has generally been ignored by the mainstream in America. Recently, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, Chomsky found himself called upon to provide much-needed analysis and historical perspective regarding this moment in American history. In the months following 9/11, Chomsky gave dozens of talks on four continents, conducted scores of media interviews, and published a book called 9-11 - a surprise bestseller in some of the 22 countries in which it was published. Chomsky remains a steadfast critic of United States foreign policy and presents his often unpopular, but always incisive arguments based on decades of research and analysis, ultimately contextualizing recent events in light of the history of Imperialism. Chomsky places the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in the context of American foreign intervention throughout the postwar decades - in Vietnam, Central America, the Middle East, and elsewhere. Beginning with the fundamental principle that the exercise of violence against civilian populations is terror, Chomsky - in stark and uncompromising terms - challenges the United States to apply to its own actions the moral standards it demands of others.
Video — 1 streaming video file (56 min.) : digital, sound, color
Examines what has happened in America after September 11th, 2001, looking at its impact on American political issues such as freedom, democracy, the First Amendment, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights ... and the Patriot Act. Civil rights activists and others question the "official" version and the status quo. Also looks at rallys and demonstrations against the war in Afghanistan and anti-terrorism policies of the Bush administration and investigates the effectiveness of the peace movement.