Chomsky’s Statism: An Anarchism for the Next Millennium?

            Noam Chomsky is seen by many as one of the more prominent anarchists in the united states.  But, many times in the last several years he has come out publicly in favor of strengthening the federal government.  Moreover, he argues that there is no contradiction between this stance and his advocacy of a stateless future.  Such a position is in direct conflict with the traditional anarchist insight that means inevitably influence (and frequently corrupt or totally derail) intended ends, and deserves examination and rebuttal. Continue reading