Noam Chomsky’s Critical Intervention- Foreword by Peter McLaren- Afterword by Pepi Leistyna
8 Re-Envisioning Social Justice
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Re-Envisioning Social Justice
Noam Chomsky and Pierre Orelus in Dialogue
Context of Dialogue
In this dialogue, Pierre Wilbert Orelus takes part in a heartfelt and politically engaged conversation with Noam Chomsky revolving around social justice, as broadly conceived. Chomsky begins by talking about the manner in which his work for the last several decades has been centered on social justice issues. He then goes on to denounce the abuse and exploitation of poor countries by powerful Western countries. In this dialogue Orelus and Chomsky explore a wide range of issues, including the negative effects of U.S. imperialism and the Western form of globalization on the poor living in Third World countries. Also central to this dialogue is their analysis of the violation of language rights of historically marginalized groups in different parts of the world, such as the Turks in Turkey, poor Haitians in Haiti, and Latino/as in the United States.
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