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Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Showmanship and Democrats’ Hypocrisy

POLITICS & ELECTIONS Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Showmanship and Democrats’ Hypocrisy in the Trump Era BY C.J. PolychroniouTruthoutPUBLISHEDJune 20, 2018 After 18 months of Trump in the White House, American politics finds itself at a crossroads. The United States has moved unmistakably toward a novel form of fascism that serves corporate interests and the military, while promoting at the same time a highly reactionary social agenda infused with religious and crude nationalistic overtones, all with an uncanny touch of political showmanship. In this exclusive Truthout interview, world-renowned linguist and public intellectual Noam Chomsky analyzes some of the latest developments in Trumpland and their consequences for democracy and world order. C.J. Polychroniou: Noam, I want to start by asking for your reading of what took place at the Singapore summit, and the way this event was covered in the US media. Noam Chomsky: It’s reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes and the dog that didn’t bark. Wha…
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