Today, human society faces two existential threats: climate change and nuclear war. The effects of climate change are all around us, and no country is immune. The danger of nuclear war, for its part, has pushed the Doomsday Clock, representing the threats to humanity from unchecked scientific and technological advances, to the closest point to midnight that it has been since it was first set in 1947. In his recent book, Internationalism or Extinction, Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals, analyses the role of global capitalism in creating these dangers, arguing that we correspondingly need a global response in the form of popular movements to have a chance of averting catastrophe. He will be in conversation with political scientist and activist Vijay Prashad.
Noam Chomsky is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals. He is a linguist, philosopher, political scientist and activist.