Noam Chomsky: The Emerging World Order

Noam Chomsky: The Emerging World Order

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  • Peter Smith

    As with George Calin – Chomsky's loss as a fantastic thinker and connector will be immeasurable. Genius minds are rare as hen's teeth, and I am so glad I have had an opportunity to listen to and watch guys like Chomsky. His stirring monotone and incredible intellect have not weakened into his senior years. If anything, he continues to join dots most do not see, let alone connect.

  • John Van Vliet

    Yes it is me JOHN DOE you are such a weasel to block for you have not give any reasonable reply for you the same a Chomsky are delusional humanist with no solutions morals or ethics but a subjective surrogate opinion about what is right or wrong just talkers thinking to know it all but it all is foolish talk………….

  • EHDROCK

    Here's my favorite guy.  Professor Chomsky.  We are from opposite sides of the fence but I could not respect him more.  A great man, a great thinker, and giving and loving person, and let me tell you if Noam Chomsky was Prime Minister to Israel, not only would they have their State, it would have been done peacefully and with no casualties.    Instead they denied him entrance, we spoke by email as he was on the plane, he was so excited to be visiting there. My heart sank when I learned they didn't let him in.   Let me tell you if I turned against the Jews,  here's one of my reasons.  The Jews have nothing but to be proud of this great man as being one of them. They should have had the red carpet for him.

  • rick m

    Chomsky is a gatekeeper for his tribe……he denies 911 was an inside job. DO NOT BE NAIVE.

  • Bruce Blake

    It is excellent that people are here debating the truth of JFK's killing, and at other windows, the Bush administration's destruction of WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7.  [Aussie]

  • silverace08

    does anyone know when this talk was given by chomsky- was it in 2015 itself as in the video description publish date, or earlier?

  • Aman Rai

    very insightful

  • Joshua Falken

    I want to add a couple of things to Noam's discussion of near-miss nuclear launch. First, this is an excellent lecture. Very typically of Noam, he articulated his positions with a kind of devastating monotone (which ends up holding the listener's interest more than what Noam once called a "persuasive speaker"). His comments are littered, also typically, with deadpan irony regarding the stated versus actual motives of sinister state actors.

    Now, to add to Noam's comments: When discussing the threat of accidental nuclear detonation due to a technical error he mentioned a few examples of near-misses in this regard involving the United States but added there must certainly be many analogous cases with the former USSR (see right around the 21:30 mark for this portion of his lecture).

    For those interested, at least one well-documented case has now come to light of a "one second to midnight" near-launch by a Soviet nuclear submarine stationed thousands of feet under the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Cuba during the Missile Crisis and its hero is generally regarded as "the man who saved the human species and prevented World War 3." Many readers may be quite familiar with this incident but for those young people and college students just now learning about Noam Chomsky and "real" history, I will briefly relate the basic details of what happened:

    In 1962 the United States was engaged in a thirteen day (October 16th, 1962 through October 28th, 1962) nuclear crisis following the discovery of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba. This crisis is now called The Cuban Missile Crisis and it took place during the Kennedy administration (13 months before Kennedy's assassination). Right at the very end of the crisis on October 27th, Soviet nuclear submarine B-59 was found by the US Navy off the coast of Cuba and those ships dropped depth charges to try and coerce the ship to surface.

    Now, the situation on board the B-59 was less than ideal. Their radio communications were not functional because of their depth and the depth charges led the submarines captain to believe World War 3 had begun and he moved to launch all of the sub's nuclear weapons. According to Soviet policy, the captain's launch order had to be confirmed by the sub's political officer and, in this case, one other individual: the XO of the sub, a man named Vasili Arkhipov. Aboard the B-59, both the captain and the political officer agreed to launch but Vasili refused, urging the captain to surface in order to radio Moscow to confirm their need to fire their nuclear weapons.

    The situation was so tense it was possible the captain and political officer could simply ignore Vasili and launch the weapons but for this one extremely serendipitous detail: Vasili was already a Soviet hero and had the complete support of the sub's crew based on his heroic efforts aboard the K-19 submarine, which had experienced a partial nuclear reactor meltdown. Vasili had been the nuclear engineer on board the K-19 and his efforts saved most of the crew. Because of Vasili's reputation the B-59 crew trusted his instinct to double-check before launching.

    In the end, the captain aboard the B-59, a man who literally had his finger on the launch button, relented and the submarine surfaced to discover that no launch order had been issued. Now, had Vasili lacked his reputation, it is almost certain that the B-59 captain would have launched his nuclear weapons and, given the extreme tension during those thirteen days of crisis, all out nuclear war would likely have commenced. Thousands of nuclear missiles would have been launched and it is conceivable that millions and millions of people would have died from the detonations and humanity itself might have been extinguished by the fallout. This one man saved the world.

  • rod garrett

    Excellent.

  • Von Huxley

    The world is controlled by the mentally ill. That's why we're doomed.

  • Shaikailash1

    I've seen dozens of speeches and read most of the books of Noam Chomsky. I think this is probably the best speech I would recommend to everyone listening to Chomsky for the first time. And this is probably one of the speech that gives the most comprehensive overview over what has gone wrong in the past century and why (as opposite to many excellent speeches, but that are too focused on some subjects).
    Do you agree? Do you know other similar "generalist" speeches?

  • uwen ng

    54:00 Noam reference to Smith's 'invisible hand' in Wealth of Nations is not appropriate. it is a general reference to positive externalities. comparative advantage and importation can generate positive externalities. in a market economy, it is the transparent market signals that generate positive externalities. he is in fact against mercantilism and certainly not abt neoliberalism that is beyond his foreseeable era.

  • ceri love

    This is great and should be taught in schools BUT how do we the individuals of 'no power' in designing our societies in the west help stop this madness?

  • 44 annetta hunte.

    ;)+1

  • shawn burnham

    5:00