Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Noam Chomsky, Howard Gardner, and Bruno della Chiesa Askwith Forum
Wednesday, May 1, the Askwith Forum commemorated the 45th anniversary
of the publication of Paolo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” with a
discussion about the book’s impact and relevance to education today.
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In a national broadcast exclusive interview, we speak with world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky about the release of more than 250,000 secret U.S. State Department cables by WikiLeaks. In 1971, Chomsky helped government whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg release the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret internal U.S. account of the Vietnam War. Commenting on the revelations that several Arab leaders are urging the United States to attack Iran, Chomsky says the latest polls show “Arab opinion holds that the major threat in the region is Israel, that’s 80 percent; the second threat is the United States, that’s 77 percent. Iran is listed as a threat by 10 percent… This may not be reported in the newspapers, … but it’s certainly familiar to the Israeli and the U.S. governments and to the ambassadors… What that reveals is the profound hatred for democracy on the part of our political leadership.” [includes rush transcript]