Awesomeness from Noam Chomsky (well, duh). All of it, but this –
In the past, the United States has sometimes, kind of sardonically, been described as a one-party state: the business party with two factions called Democrats and Republicans. That’s no longer true. It’s still a one-party state, the business party. But it only has one faction. The faction is moderate Republicans, who are now called Democrats. There are virtually no moderate Republicans in what’s called the Republican Party and virtually no liberal Democrats in what’s called the Democratic [sic] Party. It’s basically a party of what would be moderate Republicans and similarly, Richard Nixon would be way at the left of the political spectrum today. Eisenhower would be in outer space.
There is actually HEAPS in here that I didn’t know, and I’ve been reading Chomsky for almost 20 years. It staggers me that a man of almost 85 can be this sharp, have this much stamina. That apocryphal story – that the Poles in the 1980s assumed that there were two guys called Noam Chomsky, because how else could the output be explained 0 – you can see where they were coming from.