Remember the love affair between Noam Chomsky and Hugo Chavez? Well, that's over. It seems Chomsky finally saw him for the thug he is:
"Concentration of executive power, unless it's very temporary and for specific circumstances, such as fighting world war two, is an assault on democracy. You can debate whether [Venezuela's] circumstances require it: internal circumstances and the external threat of attack, that's a legitimate debate. But my own judgment in that debate is that it does not."
One cheer for intellectual honesty. Only an intellectual would have taken so long to arrive at such an obvious conclusion.Posted by Duffy at July 5, 2011 04:07 PM | TrackBack