Noam Chomsky: “I have never seen such lunatics in the political system” – SIMONE CHUN, ALTERNATE SUNDAY, MAR 13, 2016 01:30 PM PDT


The philosopher and linguist lays waste to the Republican field and sounds the alarm about Hillary’s foreign policy

Noam Chomsky: "I have never seen such lunatics in the political system"
This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

AlterNetProfessor Chomsky was interviewed in Boston by the writer and activist Simone Chun for the Hankyoreh newspaper. Here is the English translation of the interview, courtesy of Ms. Chun. She was accompanied in her first meeting with Prof. Chomsky in November 2015 (pictured) by Christine Ahn, the founder of Women Cross DMZ, which led a historic march across the North-South Korean border last May (full disclosure, Ms. Chun, Ms. Ahn and myself are all affiliated with the Korea Peace Institute). 

Ms. Chun’s interview recently took place, at Professor Chomsky’s office at MIT. Here is the Q&A. 

Chun: Do you feel that there will be any significant change in the foreign policy of the United States after President Obama?

Chomsky: If Republicans are elected, there could be major changes that will be awful. I have never seen such lunatics in the political system. For instance, Ted Cruz’s response to terrorism is to carpet-bomb everyone.

Chun: Would you expect that Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy would be different from President Obama’s?

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