Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Chomsky on "genius"

I think they are driving the world to destruction. There are two major threats that face the world, threats of the destruction of the species, and they're not a joke. One of them is nuclear war, and the other is environmental catastrophe, and they are driving toward destruction in both domains. They are compelling competitors to escalate their own offensive military capacity--Russia, China, now Iran. That means putting their nuclear weapons on hair trigger alert.

The Bush administration has succeeded in making the United States one of the most feared and hated countries in the world. The talent of these guys is unbelievable. They have even succeeded in alienating Canada. I mean that takes genius, literally. -- Noam Chomsky Newsweek Interview Jan 9, 2006


At 1/04/2006 7:29 PM, Blogger Comandante AgĂ­ said...

Wow. Hard to believe Newsweek did an interview with Chomsky. I just started reading his latest book "Hegemony and Survival". Good stuff.

At 1/04/2006 8:02 PM, Blogger velid said...

It is a bit odd to see him in Newsweek. He is pretty far outside their ususal spectrum of acceptable opinion. And the interview wasn't a hatchet job either like the fradulent piece in the Guardian a few months ago. They actually let him do most of the talking.

I read H&S a couple of months ago. It is definitely worth a read.

At 1/05/2006 2:22 AM, Blogger John said...

Even so, my money's on environmental catastrophe!

At 1/06/2006 6:55 AM, Blogger velid said...

Mine too actually. We are already starting to see accelerating degredation on a global level. Dubya is doing his best to help that along too of course.


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