On Power, Dissent and Racism documents a series of talks and conversations with writer and MIT professor Noam Chomsky in 2002 in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts, capturing Chomsky presenting with rigorous analysis and humor his reflection on the motivations behind 9/11 and its consequences on the international system. In this one-hour documentary Chomsky starts with the principle that we need to think globally when we want to comprehend the world of today. He defines the notion of terrorism within its historical context and gives his thoughts on how we should fight it without exercising the politics of the most powerful. Among many other topics, Chomsky also gives his personal perspectives on the role of the media in the war on terrorism, and personal views on racism against Arabs and Muslims since 9/11.
“One of the great voices of reason of our times.” —New York Daily News
“Judged in terms of the power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive.” —New York Times Book Review
“Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.” —Edward Said