by John Kirch, D.C. Politics Examiner
November 21, 3:53 PM
The following is the transcript of an e-mail interview between Examiner.com and Noam Chomsky.
Examiner.com: As someone who has advocated, written about and worked for progressive causes for many years, what was your reaction to Obama’s victory on Election Day?
Chomsky: I was pleased that he won. A McCain victory could, I think, have been extremely dangerous, and the fact that a Black family will be in the White House is a matter of considerable significance.
Examiner.com: In what ways do you believe an Obama presidency will help and/or hurt progressive causes in the United States?
Chomsky: I presume that some of the harsher edges of recent policies will be smoothed, as has already happened to an extent during the second Bush administration, in the international arena at least.
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