World-renowned intellectual and social critic Noam Chomsky spoke, on Monday, in a virtual session at Habib University’s flagship Yohsin Lecture Series. In the lecture titled ” “Bullet Dodged or Merely Delayed: Reflections on the Future of Democracy, Nuclear Proliferation and the Looming Environmental Catastrophe in a Post-Trumpian World,” Chomsky spoke about the current pandemic and its consequences for the world.
Addressing Pakistani students, Chomsky regretted the fact that Pakistan, which once produced nobel laureates in the field of science and technology, has drifted away from research, adding that Pakistan has no future if it continues to live in religious superstition.
Deemed ” the most important intellectual alive ” by The New York Times, Chomsky also discussed the various challenges faced, globally, these days including the escalated threat of nuclear warfare, fading democracy, and environmental catastrophe.
With regards to the increasing threat of nuclear warfare, Chomsky stressed the devastating consequences it would have and how an alternative solution can be found for everything. Furthermore, he advised universities in Asia, Australia, Africa, and South America to preserve a rational educational system that deals with the world’s realities.