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  •  Chomsky isn't 'radical' to me. (3+ / 0-)

    To me he's mainstream. Most of he represents form a core of ideas and ideals which ultimately the best solutions to the problems of the planet.

    I don't agree with every detail of his viewpoint, but overall he's spot on.

    Straussian 'philosophy' offers nothing but enslavement, death and destruction. The core values of Strauss and others like him is hypernationalism, unlimited greed and absolute power of the police state.

    I think the term 'radical' is a misnomer, when comparing these two.

    "You know what the real fight is? The real fight is the definition of what is reality." Bernie Sanders

    by shpilk on Tue Jul 22, 2008 at 09:21:06 AM PDT

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    •  Besides, the Truth isn't "Radical." (0+ / 0-)

      Chomsky lays out facts in bushels, organizes it for maximum comprehension, then draws a line through all of these facts to lead to a logical conclusion.

      That's not radical.  It's simple logic.  If the US funds a country's military, the country commits an atrocity and the US doesn't withhold funding even while the atrocities continue, it's not "radical leftist" thought to say, Hey - the US is funding atrocities.  Here's exactly what they're doing: etc.

      The right likes to paint many of our thinkers as radicals because they want to marginalize the truth about what their leaders are doing.

      It has to start somewhere. It has to start some time. What better place than here? What better time than now?

      by Black Leather Rain on Tue Jul 22, 2008 at 09:36:48 AM PDT

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