Talk:Interview with US political activist and philosopher Noam Chomsky

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Here's a link to the interview on youtube:

We will need more OR notes. I am not suggesting you did this, but I don't know that the video was found on YouTube and then just transcribed. Does anyone have an e-mail we can contact this guy at? Sorry just saw the user's talk page about this. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 13:12, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

What's the best way to integrate the YouTube files into the article? --Killing Vector (talk) 10:21, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

You can't really, because of the terms YouTube uses. What would be much, much better is if the files can be converted to a format Commons supports, and uploaded there. It then becomes possible to actually embed them in the Wikinews article. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:00, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Soapy, are you the interviewer seen in the YouTube video? In other words, by what authority are you publishing this as CC-BY-2.5. Also, the interview on YouTube is a six-parter to which you only linked to the last part. --SVTCobra 11:55, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Soapy's talk page indicates he is the interviewer. --Killing Vector (talk) 12:29, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
if the video is cc-by, to put it on the wikinews article (the following instructions assume some technical knowledge), you can download the video off youtube (in firefox, you can do this by watching the video, going to the url about:cache?device=disk then clicking on the video url (not the youtube webpage, the actual video. it will be a _really_ long url, probably starting with something.googlevideo and an 7-9 digit long data size. ) once you click on that, firefox will bring up a page showing you where on your disk that file is. Find it, rename it so it ends with .flv. Then get the program ffmpeg2theora to convert that file to ogg). Of course its a lot easier just to have the original video file. Bawolff 18:38, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
Yeah I've been trying to contact the person who taped the video for me, and he wont respond, this sounds like the best option. Soapy (talk) 20:52, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
From what I understand the main problem was that he couldn't upload the video to the wiki commons because of some format issue, and since he's busy he doesn't want to convert the file, and I don't have the file so I think that we can pretty much give up hope that the orginal video file will get uploaded. Soapy (talk) 23:12, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

I put the article as dev, pending the upload of the video, just so it isn't in the review category. --SVTCobra 21:08, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

If it's OK for us to just download the YouTube video and convert that, I can do that. I thought we couldn't use the YouTube version. --Killing Vector (talk) 16:50, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I'd be willing to do it too, I just don't exactly know what to do. Also I think we should hurry up and publish it seeing as the 60th NATO conference is now days away and I'd like this interview to still be relevant when it's published. Soapy (talk) 18:38, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
I think a goal of publishing on the 4th, to coincide with the conference is both reasonable and feasible. --Killing Vector (talk) 19:29, 3 April 2009 (UTC)


I don't have time until later, but this article should not be deleted at all. I hope, though it is long, that we can at least start c/e in small portions. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 18:25, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Chomsky files uploadedEdit

Killing Vector (talk) 21:35, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Peer reviewEdit

Great work!Edit

Since noone seems to have said it: Awsomesauce ! You got Noam Chomsky for an interview, bloody brilliant ! Sean Heron (talk) 15:22, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Seriously! Very nice. 17:52, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
thanks! Soapy (talk) 18:34, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Good work! I wanted to interview Chomsky, but I never got the courage to ask. Oh well, there's still Howard Zinn. --Saint-Paddy (talk) 23:39, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
^ Err.. that was me... on my alternate account.... --Patrick M (TUFKAAP) (talk) 23:46, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
....oops. Did I just welcome one of our bureaucrats? ♪ Tempodivalse ♪ 00:06, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes. Yes you did. :P --Patrick M (TUFKAAP) (talk) 02:39, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Many thanks ! French translation ongoingEdit

Thanks ! Al Maghi (talk) 17:19, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

French translation achieved. DocteurCosmos (talk) 07:59, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Latest bookEdit

It says Hegemony or Survival is Chomsky's latest book, but he's written Failed States since then. -- 21:50, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

He's also had a few books published since then, mostly oral dialog. For example, What We Say Goes, 2006, and Imperial Ambitions, 2006, both with David Barsamian. And Perilous Powers with Gilbert Achcar, 2006.

He revolutionized the field of linguistics with the publication of Syntactic Structures, in 1957 (I believe). He was about 28, not 40.

His latest book (not including collections of interviews, or previously published articles) is "Failed States" published in 2005. There may be a later authored book, it's hard to keep up with him.

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Please fix The interview's audio ends with Chomsky saying, "...they can be undermined", but it has been transcribed as "...they can be overcome." Clearly, they mean the same thing, but these are not his words. Koavf (talk) 21:47, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

  Done — Thanks for finding this! These types of errors can often last for years before someone catches them... as this one did... so it's always nice when they're pointed out. Gopher65talk 23:11, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
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