Chomsky in the news
Chomsky on video
- The Middle East in the Context of the Presidential Elections and the “Surge” in Iraq. Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Arab Student Organization at Boston University. April 5, 2008.
- Noam Chomsky and Omar Baddar Debate the Israel Lobby. Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Arab Student Organization at Boston University. April 12, 2008.
- World Focus (Office of the Americas), with Noam Chomsky. KPFK. February 24, 2008.
- Noam Chomsky on 1968. New Statesman. May 8, 2008.
- Interventions, an interview with the author. With Booktalk.org. November 2007.
When asked: ‘Should US officials be held accountable for war crimes committed by Sadaam Hussein against Iran while receiving US support? What would have to happen before such jurisdiction could be enforced and accused individuals brought to justice?’ His reply:
If we accept the elementary moral principle of universality then there is no doubt that US officials should be held accountable for their conscious support for horrendous crimes, and even more so, for the crimes they commit themselves. We may recall, in this connection, the eloquent words of Justice Robert Jackson at Nuremberg, cited in Interventions, which explicitly address this quesiton. What would have to happen before we could apply to ourselves the principles we sternly apply to others? Something like a moral revolution. That’s by no means impossible. There has been considerable progress in these respects over the years, though there is still a long way to go …