- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 21, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: PM Press
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Note: Chomsky talks the media, class, and right-wing populism with Larry Bensky (60 minutes)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
The world's most influential living intellectual, Noam Chomsky, holds forth on the root causes of the conflicts in the Middle East, and talks about hopes for future social change. The renowned foreign policy critic and linguist brings the full force of his rapier-like mind and deadpan wit to bear in slicing through mainstream misconceptions--many of them intentional--about the internal and external politics of Iran and Israel/ Palestine. Chomsky eloquently contextualizes the power of the Israel lobby and the centrality of the US in resolving the underlying antagonisms in the Middle East, as well as weighing in on how US public opinion has shifted over the past several decades and addressing various positive directions for activism.
This documentary contains a lecture by Noam Chomsky where he delineates how the United States foreign policy in Iran, as well as the actions taken in the Middle East, actually act against the best interests of American business, but do fit in line with what he considers the "Mafia Principle," a theory that he believes explains how the United States desires obedience above all else.