“…it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
– Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Presented without commentary (because Sam Harris, as usual, provides an excessive amount of his own…both before and after).
Via Sam Harris’ blog:
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For decades, Noam Chomsky has been one of the most prominent critics of U.S. foreign policy, and the further left one travels along the political spectrum, the more one feels his influence. Although I agree with much of what Chomsky has said about the misuses of state power, I have long maintained that his political views, where the threat of global jihadism is concerned, produce dangerous delusions. In response, I have been much criticized by those who believe that I haven’t given the great man his due.
Last week, I did my best to engineer a public conversation with Chomsky about the ethics of war, terrorism, state surveillance, and related topics.