Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
James Traub, in the New York Times Magazine, writes, “Of course, treaties and norms don’t restrain the outlaws. The prohibition on territorial aggression enshrined in the UN Charter didn’t faze Saddam Hussein when he decided to forcibly annex Kuwait.” Then he adds, “When it comes to military force, the United States can, and will, act alone. But diplomacy depends on a united front.”1
As Traub knows very well, the United States is a leading outlaw state, totally unconstrained by international law, and it openly says so. What we say go
Listen to David Barsamian interview Noam Chomsky in this audiobook excerpt from What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World. In this collection of conversations, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United States, the deterioration of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of China, and the growing power of the left in Latin America.