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Forum Post: Chomsky on Anarchism in the USⒶ

Posted 6 years ago on April 11, 2014, 7:18 p.m. EST by TGN (48)
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"If one could imagine, let's say, a social revolution in the United States-that rather distant, I would assume-but if it took place, it's hard to imagine that there would be any credible enemy from the outside that could threaten that social revolution-we wouldn't be attacked by Mexico or Cuba, let's say. An American revolution would not require, I think, defense against aggression. On the other hand, if a libertarian social revolution were to take place, say, in Western Europe, then I think the problem of defense would be very critical." Noam Chomsky - The Relevance of Anarcho-Syndicalism (1976).

Social revolutions in Spain (1936 - 1939), the Ukraine (1917 - 1921) and France (1968) were ultimately put down. But if it happened in the vast size and relative isolation of the U.S. might that, according to Chomsky, work in anarchism's favor. What do you think?



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