Rogue political junkie Noam Chomsky thinks
President Obama's not nearly as radical as many on the right would make him out to be.
In an interview with Current TV, the 84-year-old intellectual said that while Obama is essentially a progressive in the modern use of the term, by historical standards he's basically a "moderate Republican." Why? Because of the GOP's hard move to the right in recent decades.
"Kind of a mainstream centrist with some concerns for liberal ideals, but not much in the way of principle or commitment," said Chomsky of the POTUS. "And on some issues he is pretty reactionary - civil liberties, for example."
Chomsky went on to say that the concentration of wealth in recent years has led to an equivalent concentration of political power, and that "by now it is so obvious you can't even debate it."
But some, such as The American Conservative
's Sheldon Richman, would
debate that claim, in a way recalling the old chicken-or-egg dilemma. Richman, a libertarian, suggested
last year that in fact it's the concentration of political power that leads to concentrated riches.
Via Raw Story and The American Conservative