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Noam Chomsky: I Would Vote for Jeremy Corbyn | BBC Newsnight

Noam Chomsky: I Would Vote for Jeremy Corbyn | BBC Newsnight

“Noam Chomsky is not just one of the world’s most famous academics, he is also one of the world’s most famous supporters of the political left. Evan Davis talked to him about Donald Trump, populism in Europe and Julian Assange.” ~ BBC Newsnight


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

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  1. John Fioravanti

    I thoroughly enjoyed that interview with Noam Chomsky. He made some very interesting points about voter dissatisfaction. It troubles me that so many voters are prepared to support an extreme candidate in their frustration. This is how the Nazis were elected in post-WWI Germany.

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    • JoAnn Chateau

      You couldn’t be more correct, John. Most of my life I wondered why the German people followed Hitler. The explanation was always: Hitler was ‘charismatic.’ But today I understand that harsh economic circumstances, propaganda, fear and scapegoating easily manipulate people to make desperate, stupid choices.

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      • John Fioravanti

        I agree, JoAnn, and the free world cannot afford to have this happen in the US. When Americans vote in a presidential election, they are choosing the leader of the free world – the Commander-In-Chief of the world’s mightiest military power. If we Canadians vote a misfit into the PM’s office – not a huge problem for the rest of the world. This is why US elections are followed very closely by many people around the world. Like it or not, American voters carry a heavy responsibility – not just for their own sake, but for the sake of the rest of the free world.

      • JoAnn Chateau

        I feel the weight of that responsibility and the shame of falling so woefully short of it.

      • John Fioravanti

        I’m not sure shame is the best word. I know how close that vote was – Clinton actually won the popular vote – just as Nixon did in 1960 against JFK. Now the ball is in the hands of the elected Congress. It is their responsibility to bring stability back. The voters won’t have another voice until the mid-term Congressional elections. They could take Trumps majority away.

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