Noam Chomsky looks at government and corporate elite policies over the years which violate international and domestic laws, and involve imperialist designs that depend on targeted assassinations and the killing of innocent civilians on a mass scale.
Yet, US elites still lay claim to being just, democratic, and humane.
How can they do this? As Chomsky refrains over and over, to the delight of the ZMI audience, they can do it only if we accept the basic assumption that “We own the world”–and therefore “we” have the right to do whatever we want.
Filmed June 2007 at Z Media Institute. 1 hour 30 minutes: talk 60 minutes; Q&A 25 minutes.