Saturday, October 07, 2017
Noam Chomsky's "Global Discontents"
Noam Chomsky has a new book, “Global Discontents: Global Conservations on the Rising Threats to Democracy”, which he explains in an interview for “The Nation” with David Barsamian and also an arlier conversation with Tom Dispatch (link ).
Trump’s “buffoonery” is said to exaggerate the tribal politics of resentment that builds on earlier problems with right-wing based capitalism: that many people never get the skills to “compete” and wind up subservient to those with more economic power.
The problem with “personal responsibility” ideology is that the world has become meaningless to a lot of people left behind.