Requiem for the American Dream | Documentary
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Requiem for the American Dream | Documentary

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If you haven’t yet watched it, I highly recommend the documentary “Requiem for the American Dream” starring Noam Chomsky. The soft-spoken, kindly Chomsky explains the hard truths of inequality. In a nutshell, wealth and power do not play nice with democracy…

If you haven’t yet watched it, I highly recommend the documentary Requiem for the American Dream starring Noam Chomsky. The soft-spoken, kindly Chomsky explains the hard truths of inequality. In a nutshell, wealth and power do not play nice with democracy…

Requiem for the American Dream – Official Trailer

“This well-paced and cogent seminar spotlights a man who, now 87, seems at the height of his intellectual powers”~ NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ PICK

“A provocative X-ray of current American political realities” ~ RogerEbert.com

“A must see…a much needed punch in America’s gut” ~ Indiewire

“One of the best entry points to the discussion of inequality” ~ The Hollywood Reporter

“A lucid analysis that’s breathtaking in its simplicity, and all the more scary for it” ~ Time Out NY

“Couldn’t be more timely” ~ Toronto Star

The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power

Requiem of the American Dream outlines the “10 Principles of Wealth & Power.”

  1. Reduce Democracy
  2. Shape Ideology
  3. Redesign the Economy
  4. Shift the Burden (of taxes)
  5. Attack Solidarity
  6. Run the Regulators
  7. Engineer Elections
  8. Keep the Rabble in Line (anti-unions)
  9. Manufacture Consent
  10. Marginalize the Population (people don’t matter)

Activism for Change

In the end, Chomsky doesn’t leave us without hope. A committed activist throughout his life, he points to the mechanism for change:

“The Activists are the people who have created the rights we enjoy.” ~ Noam Chomsky


Noam Chomsky is considered the most influential American intellectual of our time. Requiem for the American Dream is available on Netflix.

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