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What Do Humans Really Want?

August 25, 2019 ·

In this segment, Wallace Shawn interviews Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT and noted political dissident. Shawn posits that what humans really want is material comforts. Chomsky rebuts this assertion in a most rigorous and thought-provoking manner, with deep implications towards what the truly important values of our society are and should be.

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