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i said no discernible effect on radical contestation, not radical analysis. and even then, the only thing Chomsky has done differently from Marxists like Tariq Ali or Toni Negri is that he uses imminent critique of US policies. in order to do that, he has to take US policy rhetoric as somehow true, or at least reflecting a certain official mythology of good intentions. that's certainly a powerful method to sway baby anarchists to see a bigger picture, but again, it has had zero effect on active refusals and other means of checking the smooth operations of capitalism and statecraft, up to and including sustained ruptures of the social fabric. his objections to US foreign (and some domestic) policies have always been moral, based on the disconnect between official rhetoric and the actual consequences of those policies. in other words, there's been no way to weaponize his analysis to help make total destroy.