|Date||Saturday March 27th|
|Cost||€5 - €10|
The Festival Bookseller for this event is Books Upstairs.
Noam Chomsky is the world's most famous public intellectual. He's spent decades critiquing US power - he's turned 92 this month, and is as lucid as ever - and remains a flag bearer of dissent. In this wide ranging interview, join Noam Chomsky and Olivia O’Leary as they reflect on the recent history of the both the US and UK. Now that the new U.S President has been installed in The White House, the question remains whether ‘Trumpism’ will outlast Trump and destroy US democracy. We wonder about the prospects for the US and the world under a new regime and whether the future can imagined as a more equal one given the catastrophic impact of the global pandemic and the climate emergency.
Noam Chomsky is the author of over 100 books, including Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Who Rules the World?, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and the Global Order, and Internationalism or Extinction. Noam’s latest book is Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet, which was published by Verso this year.
Olivia O’Leary has presented television and radio programmes for the last three decades for both RTE and the British Channels, BBC and ITV. A collection of her columns, Politicians and Other Animals has been published by O’Brien Press and another collection follows in the autumn. She has co-written, with Dr. Helen Burke, the authorised biography of former President Mary Robinson, published by Hodder and Stoughton. She currently presents The Poetry Programme on RTE Radio 1.