Want to know how far to the right the Republican Party in the US has drifted?

… Chomsky notes the shifting language that has rendered even Ronald Ray-gun a “lefty”

The Republican-dominated House of Representatives is now dismantling measures of control over environmental destruction that were instituted by Richard Nixon. That shows you how far to the right they have gone. Today Nixon would be a flaming radical and Dwight D. Eisenhower would be off the spectrum. Even Ronald Reagan would be on the left somewhere. These are interesting, important things happening in the richest and most powerful country in the world that we should be very much concerned about.

Noam Chomsky on linguistics and climate change. – Slate Magazine

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