Though some on the left dismiss Chomsky as a "gatekeeper" intellectual, someone who keeps the masses confined to the limited terrain of acceptable dissent, I don't see how you refute his basic analysis of our current political-economic predicament. This documentary does an excellent job of encapsulating Chomsky's well-established views. (He's been writing books on these topics for close to half a century.) I have a couple of quibbles though: 1) the film goes very little into Chomsky's lengthy critique of U.S. subversion of democracy abroad, and 2) Chomsky's standard call for people to get active and participate in public life needs to be updated to incorporate our new digital feudalism and the Snowden revelations of a global surveillance state.

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