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Noam Chomsky: Coronavirus – What is at stake?

Noam Chomsky speaks to Srecko Horvat of DiEM25 on the impact and concerns of Covid-19.

In this wide ranging conversation Noam reflects on his own lived experience and highlights the dangers that face humanity today, particularly in relation to coronavirus.

His thinking engages with threats on democracy, the ideology that underpins the failure of the market, and the danger of sociopathic baffoons like Donald Trump. In this conversation he refers to the doomsday clock and notes that although we will recover from coronavirus if we do not tackle the three threats of nuclear war, global warming, and the deterioration of democracy then we are doomed. For him democracy is the one source of hope we have in overcoming the crisis.

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