“In our culture and society, it’s considered very courageous to send a huge bomb somewhere,” Noam Chomsky, renowned linguist and social critic, says. “Do whatever damage is done, and we all applaud the great heroic achievement of the president. That’s a cultural problem here.”

In a clip from a recent talk at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Chomsky discusses the Trump administration’s recent military strikes on Syria and Afghanistan and the outcome that can be expected from these acts: violence begetting violence, seemingly ad infinitum.

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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