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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-30-06 01:32 PM
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49. Chomsky is...
...a professed anarcho-syndicalist, which means his philosophy is based on the junction of anarchy (the least government possible) and syndicalism (worker ownership of the means of production). As such, he would probably like to see all states effectively vanish, or at least be highly marginalized, as he views them as inevitably totalitarian and anti-liberal.

I think the US comes off so poorly in his institutional analysis because by many measures it is the most oppressive of the major powers, likely due to it being the largest economy and wielding the most political and military power. In the end, Chomsky believes that power devolved is power contained. The more you can put decision making in the hands of those it most directly effects, the better off it is for everyone.

So what you percieve as "relishing" is probably not too far from the truth - the same way many here would relish the removal of the Bush Cabal from the seat of global power.
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