Oct 16, 2009

Noam Chomsky: "If the Nuremberg laws were applied..."

Three quotes from Noam Chomsky:

"If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged."

Surely no rational or realistic person will discount the possibility that [during wartime] the United States might suddenly resort to nuclear weapons. Those who retain the instinct for survival, not to speak of minimal concern for their fellow man, will seek ways to act before rather than after the event." (At War with Asia,1970, p. 52)

"Our crimes, for which we are responsible: as taxpayers, for failing to provide massive reparations, for granting refuge and immunity to the perpetrators, and for allowing the terrible facts to be sunk deep in the memory hole. All of this is of great significance, as it has been in the past."

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Here's a SO'W post linking to one of Mr. Chomsky's articles from Oct 2008 on how captialism is anti-democratic, and how when the Bretton Woods Treaty was set up after the war, neoliberals - the same ilk of folk who brought us the 2008 financial collapse - hated it.
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