In a new interview with Truthout’s CJ Polychroniou, renowned MIT linguist and longtime political activist Noam Chomsky conveyed his fear that the election of a Republican president in 2016 could further destabilize U.S. international relations, jeopardizing the security of the nation and ripped the notion of “democracy promotion” as a driving force of U.S. foreign policy.“Supporting democratization (in reality, not rhetoric),” Chomsky explained, will likely have “consequences that the U.S. would not favor.”“That is why when the U.S. supports “democracy”; it is ‘top-down’ forms of democracy in which traditional elites linked to the US remain in power.”Chomsky cited the work of former Reagan official Thomas Carothers to demolish the myth of “democracy promotion” as a primary goal of U.S. foreign policy.

Source: Noam Chomsky: A Republican president means doom – Salon.com

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