Chomsky backs ‘Bush-lite’ Kerry

Noam Chomsky, the political theorist and leftwing guru, yesterday gave his reluctant endorsement to the Democratic party’s presidential contender, John Kerry, calling him “Bush-lite”, but a “fraction” better than his rival.

<Chomsky> said there were “small differences” between Senator Kerry and the Republican president. But, in an interview on the Guardian’s politics website, he added that those small differences “can translate into large outcomes”.

Kerry is orders of magnitude less extreme on domestic social issues. But on the war(s), I’m not sure there is much difference. We shall see.

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