2016/04/26

.. Sanders is not a radical...

------------------------------ During an event Tuesday night, Noam Chomsky was asked about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and said he considered him more of a “New Deal Democrat” than a radical extremist, as some have portrayed him. Chomsky said Sanders’ positions on taxes and health care are supported by a majority of the American public, and have been for a long time. He added that Sanders has "mobilized a large number of young people who are saying look we’re not going to consent any more. If that turns into a continuing organized mobilized force, that could change the country. Maybe not for this election, but in the longer term."  He spoke at the Brooklyn Public Library at an event hosted by Live from the NYPL. The event also featured, Greece’s former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis. He discusses his role in the country’s financial crisis in his new book, "And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe’s Crisis and America’s Economic Future." Varoufakis will be a guest Thursday on Democracy Now!

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