Noam Chomsky: Requiem for an American Dream
If you have friends who don’t quite understand why wealth inequality and political corruption is bad for America (and the rest of the planet), “Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream,” is the film to recommend. The beloved intellectual and lifelong critic of war-making and corporatism, Chomsky, in his late-80s, remains as incisive and refreshingly clear as ever. This artfully produced film consists of several long interviews edited and organized into ten chapters, or “principles,” that deconstruct and explain the wretched political philosophy commonly called neoliberalism. Heavy ideas; eloquent explanations; clear conclusions. Without ever mentioning “progressivism” or “Bernie Sanders,” Chomsky’s “Requiem” is startling evidence that we need to do better, and we need to do it now.