I don't know if Noam Chomsky has ever been high. However, he could explain to you the twisted vision of capitalism and free-market economics that lie at the root of William Burroughs books. Still, he is one of the most insightful commentators extant on this commodity-focused culture. Chomsky, a notoriously dry and unexciting speaker, as usual, benefits from production, and Free Market Fantasies is a good listen. This classic Chomsky lecture may make you feel suspicious about global media. Also, you will feel guilty about mall shopping but hopefully not guilty about buying the CD.
Free Market Fantasies: Capitalism in the Real World Review
by Tom Schulte