Noam Chomsky: Bakuninโ€™s Predictions

Noam Chomsky talks about Bakunin’s Predictions. Interesting is how he links Bakunin’s prediction to the statement at the beginning of the clip – that the left is resigned to thinking of people as “historical products, simply reflections of their environment” without “innate desire for freedom”. Meanwhile the right in the 20th century viewed human nature according to game/market theory first proposed in mathematical models – that individuals behave only according to cynical self interest without wider purpose. No surprise that religious ideologies continue to grow, as the political mainstream does not seem to offer a self-empowering view of humanity.๏ปฟ

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