Chomsky on the History of Socialism

Noam Chomsky responds to a caller’s request for his thoughts on socialism, during a 2003 interview by Brian Lamb, for C-SPAN’s “In Depth” program. He describes how socialism was equated with the Leninist model of the Soviet Union by both the USA and its allies on the one hand, and the USSR and its allies on the other.

I agree with Chomsky that the term ‘socialism’ has been so warped and abused that it is now pretty much useless in the context of modern political discourse, especially among the less engaged citizens.

Full interview available: here

I also recommend the following video, where Chomsky further describes the double-sided anti-socialist propaganda (beginning @ 7:55): here

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