Noam Chomsky: America’s corporate doctrine of power a grave threat to humanity | Salon (original)

Chomsky argues that corporate interests dictate US foreign policy in a very strong sense. It is not that corporate and humanitarian interests unite behind international action, but that any humanitarian story is purely to keep the citizenry quiet. Presumably this is true of other great powers, and it’s only because the US is the world’s only superpower that historically significant interventions in the name of corporations are almost always down to the US.

He tries to link this to Snowden’s revelations. That part is less convincing.