29 Mar '12, 12am

In Today's GOP, Nixon Would be a "Flaming Radical" for Green Stances: Noam Chomsky

In Today's GOP, Nixon Would be a "Flaming Radical" for Green Stances: Noam Chomsky

Tony Stone via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Noam Chomsky gives us a useful reminder of how far conservative ideology has drifted to the right regarding environmental matters: "The Republican-dominated House of Representatives is now dismantling measures of control over environmental destruction that were instituted by Richard Nixon," he said. "That shows you how far to the right they have gone. Today Nixon would be a flaming radical and Dwight D. Eisenhower would be off the spectrum. Even Ronald Reagan would be on the left somewhere. These are interesting, important things happening in the richest and most powerful country in the world that we should be very much concerned about." That's from a snippet of a recent interview with New Scientist , where Chomsky explained his take on the rampant climate change denial that has gripped Congress of late: The Republican party now has its cat...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/todays-gop...

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