Ukraine should settle with Russia: Noam Chomsky
Ukraine should make concessions to Russian demands, said philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky in a recent interview, adding that the people must "pay attention to the reality of the world."
"One option is to pursue the policy we are now following… to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian. And yes, we can pursue that policy with the possibility of nuclear war. Or we can face the reality that the only alternative is a diplomatic settlement, which will be ugly – it will give Putin and his narrow circle an escape hatch," Chomsky remarked while talking to Current Affairs on April 13, reports The Jerusalem Post.
"We know the basic framework is neutralization of Ukraine, some kind of accommodation for the Donbas region, with a high level of autonomy, maybe within some federal structure in Ukraine, and recognizing that, like it or not, Crimea is not on the table," Chomsky continued.
"You may not like it, you may not like the fact that there's a hurricane coming tomorrow, but you can't stop it by saying, 'I don't like hurricanes' or 'I don't recognize hurricanes,'" he said.
Chomsky is known for his anti-war, anti-capitalist, and anti-Zionist positions.
Chomsky's journey to political prominence began with his anti-Vietnam War essay, "The Responsibility of Intellectuals," published in 1967, which led to his inclusion on President Richard Nixon's enemies' list in 1971, reports The Jerusalem Post.
He has also discussed American military interventionism, capitalism, and neoliberalism extensively.