A Visit to Laos
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, New York, USA
Year Published: 1970
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX8854
Chomsky shares an account of his 1970 visit to Laos, revealing the heavy atmosphere owing to foreign power presence. "The US has penetrated every phase of existence (as well as destruction)." He explores Laos' recent political history in the contexts of the Pathet Laos and American involvement, as well as the difference between the local and American understandings of where the source of conflict lies.