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Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. “The one is the continuing threat of nuclear war that has not ended. It’s very…

Chomsky: U.S. is a ‘rogue state’ that ‘doesn’t pay attention to international law’

In an interview with “Democracy Now,” MIT professor and author Noam Chomsky said that U.S. military intervention would not just be against international law, but also largely ineffective. Instead, he said, the country should back an international ban on all chemical weapons. The current plan, under which the Syrian government…

Chomsky: The American decline is ‘increasingly self-inflicted’

Linguist Noam Chomsky says the decline in American power has been “increasingly self-inflicted” in recent decades. In the first part of a two-part column for TomDispatch, the political activist argues that America’s decline is very real. To make the point that the damage has been self-inflicted, Chomsky cites a recent…

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