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Noam Chomsky: The country is simply run by sociopaths

“Countries have reacted to this in many ways — some very successfully, some more or less successfully. One is at the bottom of the barrel. That’s us,” says renowned linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky of the COVID-19 crisis sweeping the globe. “The U.S. is the only major country that cannot even provide data to the World Health Organization, because it’s so dysfunctional.” Chomsky says the fault lies with neoliberal, capitalist logic guiding the for-profit healthcare system, compounded by the current “sociopathic” administration at the helm in D.C. “We have a freak show in Washington — a totally dysfunctional government, which is causing enormous problems.”


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Noam Chomsky on Bernie Sanders and why Trump’s reelection would be an “indescribable disaster”

Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race — but that doesn’t mean the movement Sanders sparked has failed, and it doesn’t mean the stakes aren’t still high in the race between remaining contenders President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. “This is the most crucial election in human history, literally. Another four years of Trump and we’re in deep trouble,” says renowned linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky. “It’s common to say now that the Sanders campaign failed. I think that’s a mistake. I think it was an extraordinary success — completely shifted the arena of debate and discussion,” he says, adding that the Sanders campaign also inspired a wave of grassroots activism among the Democratic party’s rank-and-file that a Biden presidency could potentially be sympathetic to. “Suppose Biden is elected. I would anticipate it would be essentially a continuation of Obama — nothing very great, but at least not totally destructive.”

 

 

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