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Carlos Hernandez
Dec26-03, 06:21 PM
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Noam Chomsky

U.S. foreign policy and relations with the Muslim world Chat

October 2 ó MIT Institute Professor and outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, Noam Chomsky, discusses U.S.-Muslim relations and possible reasons for the tensions between the two. Professor Chomsky addressed the chat audience through a typist over the phone from Boston. The following is an edited transcript of the audio of that phone call. Chat producer Will Femia moderates.

MSNBC-Will Femia: Ok. Welcome Professor Chomsky.

Question from Chip Berlet: I agree with you that aggressive militarism is not the answer to this mess, but the Taliban and Osama bin Ladenís networks seem to me to be totalitarian and apocalyptic clerical fascist movements. Isnít this a moment the left needs to just say it is against terrorism, and that groups like the Taliban and OsBís networks are not liberation stuggles but reactionary or fascistic movements that we oppose?

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