Author Noam Chomsky has claimed the United States Republican Party is “the most dangerous organisation in human history”, arguing it is supported by voters because “white supremacy is very deeply rooted in the United States”.
Mr. Chomsky – a world-famous and influential linguist, philosopher, and anarchist – is known for his attacks on capitalism, ‘American imperialism’, and the Vietnam War.
Hosted by the BBC, the academic and author was invited to argue that President Donald Trump’s administration is more of a threat to humanity than Islamic State and North Korea on prime time UK television.
“Is [Islamic State] dedicated to destroying the prospects for organised human existence?” he asked, defending claims in his book that the Republicans are “the most dangerous organisation on earth”.
The U.S. under the Republicans “is not only… not doing anything about climate change, but we’re trying to accelerate the race to the precipice”, he added.
“Trump’s only ideology is ‘me’, its not Hitler or Mussolini, but deeply authoritarian and very dangerous,” Mr. Chomsky concluded later, after claiming the U.S.’s attitude to climate change was unique, and uniquely dangerous.