Noam Chomsky on the 50th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War

Noam Chomsky on the 50th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War

January 27th will mark the 50th Anniversary of the peace treaty that ended the American war against Vietnam, and Bob had a long discussion with Noam Chomsky about that event.  They discussed the motives for the U.S. getting involved in Vietnam, the destruction unleashed by the U.S. against Vietnam, particularly the southern half, the betrayals during the negotiations, and the legacy of Vietnam.

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About Noam Chomsky//

Professor Chomsky is an American  linguist, political philosopher, social critic and political activist.  He is Institute Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and  Philosophy at MIT and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Haury Chair  in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of  Arizona.

At 93, he is still active; writing and  giving interviews to media all over the world. He is the author of  scores of books, including American Power and the New Mandarins, Towards  a New Cold War, Necessary Illusions, Hegemony or Survival, Failed  States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy and Requiem for  the American Dream. His most recent book is “The Withdrawal: Iraq,  Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power,” co-authored with  Vijay Prashad.


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