|⇦|| Episode #86 - The Law of the Land: Might Makes Right
(Chomsky and Parenti)
|⌚ Mon 7 January 2002 ☻Noam Chomsky, Christian Parenti|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2Politicians routinely campaign on being "tough on crime" and demand that citizens take "personal responsibility". Paeans that the so-called "rule of law" is a bulwark against tyranny are a staple of mainstream political rhetoric. To what extent does this rhetoric reflect the reality of the conduct of our nation towards other nations, or the government towards citizens? As we hear this week, in actual practice obedience to laws is only for the poor and the weak - might makes right.
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