Here’s a suggestion for admirers of Noam Chomsky.
The best way to celebrate his 92nd birthday would be to pay attention to what he has to say.
A case in point came up a couple of days ago with Barack Obama’s criticism of the slogan “Defund the police.” Those promoting it are, according to Obama, often more concerned with “feel(ing) good among the people (they) already agree with.” What they should be concerned with is “get(ting) something done.”
The left was universal in its disdain, denunciations flowing from Jacobin, Current Affairs as well as AOC and all of the members of the squad.
Chomsky’s reaction? “He’s basically right.”
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