Noam Chomsky: “We’re approaching the most dangerous point in human history”
US professor, Noam Chomsky now 93, joins George Eaton to discuss the Ukraine Russia War, the climate catastrophe, Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, Brexit, and much more.
“It’s monstrous for Ukraine,” he said. In common with many Jews, Noam Chomsky has a family connection to the region: his father was born in present-day Ukraine and emigrated to the US in 1913 to avoid serving in the tsarist army; his mother was born in Belarus. Chomsky, who is often accused by critics of refusing to condemn any anti-Western government, unhesitatingly denounced Vladimir Putin’s “criminal aggression”.
Noam Chomsky is also still engaged by British politics. “Brexit was a very serious error, it means that Britain will be compelled to drift even further into subordination to the US,” he told me. “I think it’s a disaster. What does it mean for the Conservative Party? I imagine they can lie their way out of it, they’re doing a good job of lying about a lot of things and getting away with it.”
Read the full interview by George Eaton here:
1:23-12:38 Ukraine Russia War
12:38-23:05 Afghanistan war, Yemen, and US foreign policy
23:05-28:30 Putin and US democracy
28:30-35:32 Trump and the “greatest threat to humanity”
35:32-37:00 Keir Starmer and the Labour Party
37:00-47:47 The US Democratic party
48:58-53:37 Why Chomsky is still politically active
53:37-59:06 Hope and Extinction Rebellion
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