On Saturday, philosopher, author, and professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Noam Chomsky spoke to an audience of 1,000 people at The New School’s John L. Tishman Auditorium in New York City. Addressing the current political climate, Chomsky said:
Today’s Democrats are what used to be called moderate Republicans. The Republicans have just drifted off the spectrum. They’re so committed to extreme wealth and power that they cannot get votes … So what has happened is that they’ve mobilized sectors of the population that have been around for a long time. … Trump may be comic relief, but it’s not that different from the mainstream, which I think is more important.
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