Constructing Visions of “Perpetual Peace”: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

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 “One of the most disturbing and dangerous developments is the growing insulation of the elite from any system of democratic accountability,” says Noam Chomsky.

By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout | Interview  June 19, 2016

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of aircraft from Poland, Germany, Sweden and the US over the Blatic Sea, June 9, 2016. Although the US has remained supreme in the military dimension, the consequences of American decline have been many. One is the need to resort to coalitions of the willing when overwhelmingly opposed internationally.A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of aircraft from Poland, Germany, Sweden and the US over the Blatic Sea, June 9, 2016. Although the US has remained supreme in the military dimension, the consequences of US decline have been many. One is the need to resort to “coalitions of the willing” when overwhelmingly opposed internationally. (Photo: Senior Airman Erin Babis / US Air Force)

“Who rules the world?” This is one of those perennial questions. In the past, it has been empires or dominant states that dictated the course of history. The United States was able singlehandedly to influence developments and outcomes economically, politically and ideologically in much of the world…

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