Dialogos Radio has been honored as one of the awardees at the 1st Annual Greek Radio Awards. The results, based on both a popular vote and an evaluation by a team of judges, were announced on Monday, February 25th, at the awards ceremony, held at the Noesis Science and Technology Center in Thessaloniki. Dialogos Radio was honored alongside some of the biggest names in the Greek radio industry…an incredible honor for our program! Dialogos Radio competed in three categories: best news-talk-culture program, best podcast, and best online-only radio station! Dialogos Radio would like to especially thank Konstantinos Papatheodosiou and Sabina Cirioni of the Star Radio Network, Stelios Hatzigiannakis of the Hellenic Radio Museum, the organizers of the Greek Radio Awards, and finally, our loyal friends and listeners for their votes and support!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with the universally renowned scholar Noam Chomsky, on the latest political, economic, and social developments in Greece and in Europe, follows below. This interview aired on October 11-12, 2012. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Professor Chomsky, thank you for joining us on Dialogos Radio. You have written and spoken extensively about the ongoing crisis in Greece and Europe, and about similar crises in the past. To begin, you’ve said in the past that the “troika”—the IMF, the European Union, and the European Central Bank—want to destroy Greece. Why do you believe Greece is the target, or the scapegoat if you will, when it represents such a small percentage of the world’s economy?
NC: Well, I’m sure I didn’t say “wants to destroy Greece,” I say that it’s policies are destroying Greece. What I presume they’re trying to do—actually, what was stated by the president of the ECB Mario Draghi—he didn’t state this as an intention, but as a description of what’s happening. He says the current policies will destroy the European social contract, the welfare state. That was in an interview in the Wall Street Journal. He wasn’t advocating it, he was describing it. And I think that’s probably pretty accurate. I don’t think they are picking on Greece specifically, it’s that Greece is the weakest link in the chain, so it will therefore suffer the most from these policies.