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New World Notes
Weekly Program
Noam Chomsky (speaks); Christian Sorensen (read)
 Kenneth Dowst  Contact Contributor
July 18, 2021, 4:58 p.m.
Nuclear weapons and climate change pose existential threats to life on earth, says Noam Chomsky. Democratic institutions would be able and inclined to deal with these threats, But since the 1970s, capitalism has succeeded in undermining democracy and democratic institutions, in Europe and the U,S, Thus we have a "perfect storm" of crises.

By undermining democracy, capitalists have also greatly increased their own wealth and reduced the prosperity of the 99%.

(Continued under "Credits"... )
The weeks program plays Chomskys 13-minute talk and reads a related article, "Weve Let Capitalism Kill the Planet," by Christian Sorensen. Plus brief introductions and commentary by KD and a song by Monty Pythons Flying Circus.

Noam Chomsky spoke in Cambridge, MA, on April 24, 2017, in response to questions posed by Amy Goodman. Chuck Rosina, recorded the talk live. (Thanks again.)

"Weve Let Capitalism Kill the Planet"--here lightly edited for radio by me--originally appeared on, March 28, 2017.

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "nihil obstat") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
This installment is available--in MP3 and other formats--also on The Internet Archive ( The page with the download links is here:

Previously broqdcast, as NWN #480, in May 2017.

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