"We face a democracy deficit, a striking gap between public opinion and public policy. James Madison said there should be a democracy deficit to protect property against minorities. A huge public relations industry controls opinions and attitudes in the engineering of consent. The '68 activism helped civilize society. Government is in the pocket of Wall Street. Government seems unwilling or helpless to confront Wall Street..
We have to reverse the social engineering project promoting wasteful energy consumption, suburbanization and gentrification of neighborhoods. The state-corporate program began with the conspiracy to bny up electric streetcars in Los Angeles and dozens of other cities.."
Noam Chomsky's latest book is "American Power. The New Mandarins."
to hear emeritus MIT professor Chomsky at Riverside Church, June 12, 2009, click on