Noam Chomsky on Our Wonderful Indonesian Moderates

by Daniel Falcone

teleSUR | October 30, 2017

General Suharto led the massacre of over 500,000 communists and sympathizers in Indonesia.

General Suharto led the massacre of over 500,000 communists and sympathizers in Indonesia. | Photo: Archives
The editors at the New York Times were well aware at once of crucial U.S. government involvement in the Indonesian bloodbath.

Noam Chomsky discussed the responsibility of intellectuals and pointed out how, “historical amnesia is dangerous not only because it undermines moral and intellectual integrity, but also it lays the groundwork for crimes that still lie ahead.” According to Josefhine Chitra and Andhyta F. Utami“his quote holds some truth for Indonesia’s bleak past in settling its human rights violations (with U.S. support).”

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