Chomsky’s Blistering Takedown of Economic Inequality and Political Corruption Soars in Popularity

A critically acclaimed four-year-old documentary starring legendary dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky has suddenly soared to the top of the streaming video charts thanks to growing public awareness of economic inequality and a recent New York Times piece that trended on social media.

Requiem for the American Dream, a brilliant and beautifully crafted documentary from award-winning filmmakers Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott, offers a tour-de-force Chomsky takedown of the obscene levels of wealth concentration, corporate greed, and political corruption that have hollowed out the American Dream and pushed American capitalism and democracy to the brink of collapse.

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“This short, sharp, smart film serves as one of the best entry points to the discussion of inequality.”

– The Hollywood Reporter

“Could very well be embraced as the final word on economic inequality in the United States.”


“[Chomsky] melds history, philosophy and ideology into a sobering vision of a society in an accelerating decline.”

– The New York Times

“Chomsky’s critique extends beyond left and right, resulting in a lucid analysis that’s breathtaking in its simplicity, and all the more scary for it.”

– TimeOutNy

“If you want to understand neoliberalism in the U.S. over the past 40 years, you must watch Requiem for the American Dream.”

– Dr. Robert Pollin | Distinguished University Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst