Sure, you’ve probably seen it before, but here it is again. . .
Scotland is about to vote on whether to secede from the UK.
There are solid arguments on both sides.
But none of that makes bagpipes good to listen to…or does it?
International capitalism won’t like a yes vote, observes Noam Chomsky in this wide-ranging conversation.
He notes that what’s happening in Scotland is the result of forces at play elsewhere in Europe, too, including, Wales, that other part of big island with a long and turbulent relationship with London.
The vote raises larger issues as well, including the whole question of the necessity of the nation-state.
With that by way of an intro, from Stuart Platt:
Noam Chomsky on Scottish Independence
Noam Chomsky on Scottish Independence : Statehood and Power.
Recorded at MIT, Boston by Stuart Platt.
Questions by Gordon Asher, Leigh French and Stuart Platt