Why All the Violence?

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Noam Chomsky “deplores a rogue nation — ours” at Boston University, and includes this timeless template of violence in any country anywhere (General McChrystal, take note):

““On a visit (to Northern Ireland) in 1993, a woman took us to meet an Irish hit man,” he said. “I asked him, ‘What do you think you’re changing?’ He said, ‘Nothing. Someone killed my brother so I killed his cousin; he killed my cousin so I killed his nephew.’”

So are they “changing anything,” anywhere?

10:27 am on December 10, 2009