Good ole Noam is making headlines again (see Salon story below), this time by calling the Republican Party a “radical insurgency”:
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MIT Professor Noam Chomsky recently gave his assessment of the Republican race for the White House with former reality-TV star Donald Trump leading the pack after a speech at New York’s The New School this weekend and the renowned political thinker surmised that the Grand Ole Party has become too extreme to still be considered a legitimate American political party.
“Republicans have just drifted off the spectrum,” Chomsky declared in response to a question about what the “antics” of Trump say about American exceptionalism.
Noting the remarkably similar hawkish bluster against the Iran nuclear deal from supposedly “serious” candidate Jeb Bush and recently departed (from the campaign trail, not life) hopeful Scott Walker, Chomsky said the Republican 2016 field is “off the spectrum of not only international opinion, but even relative sanity.”
“I think we should recognize that the other candidates are not that different,” from Trump, Chomsky offered.