Interview with Noam Chomsky on the U.S-India Nuclear Deal, the Financial Crisis and Other Topics of Interest
In a wide-ranging interview lasting more than an hour, Prof. Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently spoke to Subrata Ghoshroy about the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal, the financial crisis, and other topics of interest.
Here are some of the highlights:
- The Left in India needs to take stronger stands on the international arena and to find more creative solutions to the internal problems. Similar to the left in Latin American, there should be more emphasis on South-South dialog and NAM.
- The Non-Aligned Movement is not a relic of the past, it is the future. India should be taking the lead in promoting the voice of the developing world as it did in the 50’s and 60’s.
- The majority of the world supports Iran and MIT’s past role in training Iranian nuclear engineers.
- The myth of the free market and the “success” of neoliberal economic policies.
- Finance capital runs wild – a disaster that has been in the making for some time.
- Decline of the ability of the U.S. to intervene militarily in Latin America and elsewhere.
- U.S. elections – a public relations exercise.
Subrata Ghoshroy is a Research Associate at MIT’s Program in Science Technology and Society, where he directs a project on nuclear security in South Asia. He was until recently a Senior Defense Analyst in the U.S. Government Accountability Office and was a member of the professional staff of the United States Congress from 1996-1998. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.