Daniel Ellsberg Noam Chomsky Nuclear War Paul Jay

Daniel Ellsberg and Noam Chomsky on the Threat of Nuclear War

Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, and Paul Jay discuss the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the war in Ukraine, and the climate crisis.

By Paul Jay / theAnalysis.news

“It’s beyond lunacy,” say Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg. In their 90s, the two men tirelessly fight to warn people of the need for urgent action to deal with climate change and the threat of nuclear war. Joining Paul Jay, they discuss the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the war in Ukraine, and the climate crisis.

Paul Jay

Paul Jay is a journalist and filmmaker. He’s the founder and host of theAnalysis.news, a video and audio current affairs interview and commentary show and website. His films have won numerous awards at major festivals around the world. He is past chair of the Documentary Organization of Canada and was the founding chair of the Hot Docs! Canadian International Documentary Festival. Jay was the co-creator and co-executive producer of Face Off and counterSpin, nightly prime time debate programs that ran for ten years on CBC Newsworld. Jay was the founder of The Real News Network based in Baltimore. He is currently working on a documentary series with Daniel Ellsberg based on Ellsberg’s book, “The Doomsday Machine”.


  1. When I read this, I thought about the song by ( I think) Carly Simon… “Did I ever tell you you’re my hero……You are the wind beneath my wings. Both of these gentlemen fill that bill, however I’ve followed Noam for a bit longer.

    1. It was Bette Midler and Gary Morris who both recorded hit versions of “Wind Beneath My Wings.”

      1. OK, looked it up myself. You are right, the song is famous because of Midler, and the writers are known but not famous. This, however, is a great song.

  2. Your wrong Noam, it is lunacy. This is what lunacy is and this is what lunacy does. Our leaders, government, system and culture are the very definition of the word lunacy. Now comes the breakdown.


      Yet another of your arguments by ad hominem. As if declaration from on high were enough and needed no proof.

      So what that “dem party” and “warmonger” don’t describe Chomsky? Besides that, neither loose category would be enough to render anathema everything a person might say or do.

      As for “more spectacle for peasants”… I can speak as one of those peasants, a member of the American working class you have elsewhere in comments dismissed as insufficiently woke for your oh so superior intellectual leftist tastes. Ala vanguard of the working class.

      We get it. You think we’re too stupid to run our own revolution. You’re okay with the theory of working class governance; you just don’t like the reality of our dirty hands and crude ways.

      I’d suspect some of your comments might be clever, humorous, well done right wing parodies if it weren’t for the fact that adjectives like “clever” “humorous” and “well done” so seldom describe the far right.

      1. I fully agree w your self described—peasant….”the amerikan liberal wants to preserve the essence of the past, the conservative wants more and more progress; the European radical wants to hasten the transformation of the future, the European conservative wants to preserve the essence of the past”. Geoffrey gore
        you peasants accept any banality

      2. spare me moron rafi—obviously uneducated—cannot comprehend ad hominem; symbolic or doxastic logic…your insecurity is predicted

      3. You are proving the point of Rafi. You need to stop with the ad-hominem attacks. It shows a paucity of intellect. Try a logical argument without name-calling.

  3. warning from sheepdog Chomsky that campaigns for fascist cretins like sanders Biden Clinton —disgraced linguist has nothing

    1. Oh the Republican pols are much better. We should support their blatant Islamophobia, Anti-China bigotry, and Religious Fanaticism. MAGA slime are simply soldiers for the empire. They’re dupes for the big corporations and MIC.

      1. no rick—evidence apparent—it is the dems far more fascist, racist—-the most ruling class aligned are the libs—but it is an accident that they funded Biden/clinton more than double trump—-right…the warmonger peloni—obviously GOP…sure


      Another grand declaration from the atheist God above us about who is or isn’t morally pure. His word is enough; no proof needed. Apparently the only role for us peasant lessers is to accept his infallibility.

    1. US ruling class will only engage in low intensity proxy wars—they do not wish to lose their mansions status, cayman is bank accounts

  4. Prof Chomsky: “Linguistic theory is concerned primarily with an ideal speaker-listener, in a completely homogeneous speech-community, who knows its language perfectly and is unaffected by such grammatically irrelevant conditions as memory limitations, distractions, shifts of attention and interest, and errors (random or characteristic) in applying his knowledge of the language in actual performance… To study actual linguistic performance, we must consider the interaction of a variety of factors, of which the underlying competence of the speaker-hearer is only one.”

    1. Chomsky entirely discredited by layoff Brodsky , Gramsci, Bakktin, Gadamer Marxists, etc: “the limits of your language are the limits of your world”. Ludwig Wittgenstein…english the most impoverished….

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