- Eye Opening
- Concrete Examples
In the United States, the minutiae of local and national politics dominate newspaper headlines. Yet as linguist Noam Chomsky somberly explains in a discussion with journalist Tilo Jung, these trivial preoccupations pale in the face of humanity’s existential crises, which the mainstream media and political establishment largely ignore. Filmed prior to the 2016 US presidential election, this interview doesn’t examine Chomsky’s views on the Trump administration, but anyone who wants a broader “alien perspective” of humanity’s history and trajectory will appreciate its insights.
About the Speakers
Noam Chomsky, a theoretical linguist, is a professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT. Journalist Tilo Jung is the chief editor of the political webshow Jung & Naiv.