Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad, two of the left’s most brilliant critics of US empire, sit down with Jacobin Show’s Ariella Thornhill to discuss their new book “The Withdrawal.” To Noam and Vijay, US global power acts much the same way a Godfather rules over a Mafia family, imposing its interests on all who stand in its way domestically or internationally. The wide-ranging discussion touches on American exceptionalism, Military Keynesianism, the roadblocks for a new Iran Nuclear Deal, and the implications of Rep Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan.

Noam and Vijay’s new book: