Requiem for the American Dream

2016 • 72 minutes
109 reviews
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REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.

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109 reviews
Amelior Scout
May 10, 2016
If you've listened to the concepts that Bernie Sanders speaks about, you will immediately recognize what Noam Chomsky is explaining. Chomsky also explains how the current design of American society has prompted anger among the public; explaining the rise of Trump. My 2 cents :) I adore Chomsky's opinion and thank the people who helped make it into a nice, digestible piece of media.
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Brett Spradlin
March 30, 2017
A terrible movie. I didn't care for the hidden left leaning philosophy thou. He acts like he is impartial but points out issues and cherry picks facts to make his point and completely ignores the context of the event. It's a joke. Corporations are double taxed. 1st at the corporate level and then at the individual level. prior periods there were higher rates no one actually paid There are huge loopholes. 60%+ of all federal spending goes to social programs and it alone Will BANKRUPT this country.
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shawn hartman
April 6, 2016
If you stay asleep to long you make wake to find your own nightmare. Please discuss questions you may have after watching this white someone who knows about these things.
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