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Quote: Legalizing marijuana would make a lot of sense, I don't think there's a single case of marijuana overdose on record and tens of millions of users. It's much less dangerous than alcohol, for example. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Legalizing marijuana would make a lot of sense, I don't think there's a single case of marijuana overdose on record and tens of millions of users. It's much less dangerous than alcohol, for example.


Quote: When I was growing up in the 1930s and '40s anti-Semitism was rampant. It wasn't like Nazi Germany but it was pretty serious -- it was part of life. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

When I was growing up in the 1930s and '40s anti-Semitism was rampant. It wasn't like Nazi Germany but it was pretty serious -- it was part of life.


Quote: The Pashtuns in particular are kind of trapped. They've never accepted the Durand Line nor has any Afghan government historically accepted it. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The Pashtuns in particular are kind of trapped. They've never accepted the Durand Line nor has any Afghan government historically accepted it.


Quote: Just war theory has been converted into a form of apologetics for whatever atrocities your favored state is carrying out. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Just war theory has been converted into a form of apologetics for whatever atrocities your favored state is carrying out.


Quote: The intellectual world is deeply conformist... We talk a lot about the crimes of others. When it comes to our own crimes, we are nationalists in the Orwellian sense. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The intellectual world is deeply conformist... We talk a lot about the crimes of others. When it comes to our own crimes, we are nationalists in the Orwellian sense.


Quote: No sane human being devotes 100% of his or her life to political activism. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

No sane human being devotes 100% of his or her life to political activism.


Quote: Ever since I've had any political awareness, I've felt either alone or part of a tiny minority. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Ever since I've had any political awareness, I've felt either alone or part of a tiny minority.


Quote: Well, they really didn't have to worry, because the way power politics works, the World Court can't do anything. Look, there's one country in the world at the moment which has refused to accept World Court decision-that's the United States. Is anybody going to do anything about it? by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: Well, they really didn't have to worry, because the way power politics works, the World Court can't do anything. Look, there's one country in the world at the moment which has refused to accept World Court decision-that's the United States. Is anybody going to do anything about it?- black text on quotes background

Well, they really didn't have to worry, because the way power politics works, the World Court can't do anything. Look, there's one country in the world at the moment which has refused to accept World Court decision-that's the United States. Is anybody going to do anything about it?


Quote: Unless that happens, unless you get, you know, kind of integration of activists' concerns and movements, it will be, each one will be 'preaching to the choir.' by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Unless that happens, unless you get, you know, kind of integration of activists' concerns and movements, it will be, each one will be 'preaching to the choir.'


Quote: I am not offering this is a critique of the internet, its just that there are a lot of factors involved. It does offer plenty of possibilities. It also has, it can have, a cheapening effect and I think both exist and I think its true of everything. You could say that about the printing press. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: I am not offering this is a critique of the internet, its just that there are a lot of factors involved. It does offer plenty of possibilities. It also has, it can have, a cheapening effect and I think both exist and I think its true of everything. You could say that about the printing press.- black text on quotes background

I am not offering this is a critique of the internet, its just that there are a lot of factors involved. It does offer plenty of possibilities. It also has, it can have, a cheapening effect and I think both exist and I think its true of everything. You could say that about the printing press.


Quote: The United States is off the international spectrum in religious extremism. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The United States is off the international spectrum in religious extremism.


Quote: You have to rely on yourself and your associates -- gifts don't come from above; you're going to win them, or you won't have them. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

You have to rely on yourself and your associates -- gifts don't come from above; you're going to win them, or you won't have them.


Quote: The death penalty can be tolerated only by extreme statist reactionaries who demand a state that is so powerful that it has the right to kill. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The death penalty can be tolerated only by extreme statist reactionaries who demand a state that is so powerful that it has the right to kill.


Quote: Trump's principal policies make clear what's going to happen. This gives an opportunity. Right now it's going to take hard work, but it's possible that there could be a real revival of the labor movement. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Trump's principal policies make clear what's going to happen. This gives an opportunity. Right now it's going to take hard work, but it's possible that there could be a real revival of the labor movement.


Quote: I still think, despite everything, that the US is very unlikely to attack Iran. It could be a huge catastrophe; nobody knows what the consequences would be. I imagine that only an administration that's really desperate would resort to that. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I still think, despite everything, that the US is very unlikely to attack Iran. It could be a huge catastrophe; nobody knows what the consequences would be. I imagine that only an administration that's really desperate would resort to that.


Quote: Real schools ought to provide people with techniques of self-defense, but that would mean teaching the truth about the world and about the society, and schools couldn't survive very long if they did that. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Real schools ought to provide people with techniques of self-defense, but that would mean teaching the truth about the world and about the society, and schools couldn't survive very long if they did that.


Quote: Capitalism would self-destruct in no time. So the business classes have always demanded strong, straight intervention to protect the society from the destructive effects of market forces because they don't want everything destroyed. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Capitalism would self-destruct in no time. So the business classes have always demanded strong, straight intervention to protect the society from the destructive effects of market forces because they don't want everything destroyed.


Quote: Selfish-gene theory tells us nothing about the value of interacting through language. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Selfish-gene theory tells us nothing about the value of interacting through language.


Quote: The US is to an unusual extent a business-run society, where short-term concerns of profit and market share displace rational planning. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The US is to an unusual extent a business-run society, where short-term concerns of profit and market share displace rational planning.


Quote: Suppose that insect wings developed primarily as thermoregulators and then were used for skimming and finally flying, evolving along the way. What would they be for? Or what is the skeleton for? For keeping one upright, protecting organs, storing calcium, making blood cells...? by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

Suppose that insect wings developed primarily as thermoregulators and then were used for skimming and finally flying, evolving along the way. What would they be for? Or what is the skeleton for? For keeping one upright, protecting organs, storing calcium, making blood cells...?


Quote: Nothing can justify crimes such as those of September 11, but we can think of the United States as an innocent victim only if we adopt the convenient path of ignoring the record of its actions and those of its allies, which are, after all, hardly a secret. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Nothing can justify crimes such as those of September 11, but we can think of the United States as an innocent victim only if we adopt the convenient path of ignoring the record of its actions and those of its allies, which are, after all, hardly a secret.


Quote: Small changes can magnifiy. The possibility of interpersonal communication has increased substantially with contemporary technology. But as compared with the major changes, which were long ago, these are not huge. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Small changes can magnifiy. The possibility of interpersonal communication has increased substantially with contemporary technology. But as compared with the major changes, which were long ago, these are not huge.


Quote: The printing press had a very liberatory effect that meant individuals -- small groups could produce radical pamphlets -- could use it for organizing. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The printing press had a very liberatory effect that meant individuals -- small groups could produce radical pamphlets -- could use it for organizing.


Quote: The American Revolution was a small part of a major world war going on between France and England, so the French intervened and that was a big factor, but the domestic contribution was basically guerrilla warfare. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The American Revolution was a small part of a major world war going on between France and England, so the French intervened and that was a big factor, but the domestic contribution was basically guerrilla warfare.


Quote: An unstated but crucial premise is that the responsible men achieve that exalted status by their service to authentic power, a fact of life that they will discover soon enough if they try to pursue an independent path. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

An unstated but crucial premise is that the responsible men achieve that exalted status by their service to authentic power, a fact of life that they will discover soon enough if they try to pursue an independent path.


Quote: In fact, what were called the socialist countries in Eastern Europe were the most anti-socialist systems in the world. Workers had more rights in the United States and England than they had in Russia, and it was somehow still called socialism. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In fact, what were called the socialist countries in Eastern Europe were the most anti-socialist systems in the world. Workers had more rights in the United States and England than they had in Russia, and it was somehow still called socialism.


Quote: Why not stakeholder action? There's no economic principal that says that management should be responsive to shareholders, in fact you can read in texts of business economics that they could just as well have a system in which the management is responsible to stakeholders. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

Why not stakeholder action? There's no economic principal that says that management should be responsive to shareholders, in fact you can read in texts of business economics that they could just as well have a system in which the management is responsible to stakeholders.


Quote: Social action must be animated by a vision of a future society, and by explicit judgments of value concerning the character of this future society. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Social action must be animated by a vision of a future society, and by explicit judgments of value concerning the character of this future society.


Quote: Farming out atrocities to paramilitaries is standard operating procedure. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Farming out atrocities to paramilitaries is standard operating procedure.


Quote: If commissars in Soviet Russia agreed to subordinate themselves to state power, they could at least plead fear in extenuation. Their counterparts in more free and open societies can plead only cowardice. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If commissars in Soviet Russia agreed to subordinate themselves to state power, they could at least plead fear in extenuation. Their counterparts in more free and open societies can plead only cowardice.


Quote: I think such an inquiry will reveal a rather different picture: namely, it will reveal a very strong tendency for the intellectuals who are respected and privileged to be those who subordinate themselves to power. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I think such an inquiry will reveal a rather different picture: namely, it will reveal a very strong tendency for the intellectuals who are respected and privileged to be those who subordinate themselves to power.


Quote: In some ways, the student anti-sweatshop movement is like the anti-apartheid movement, except that in this case its striking at the core of the relations of exploitation. Much of this was initiated by Charlie Kernaghan of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

In some ways, the student anti-sweatshop movement is like the anti-apartheid movement, except that in this case its striking at the core of the relations of exploitation. Much of this was initiated by Charlie Kernaghan of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights.


Quote: If the principle is, Let's not get lethal substances out to the public, the first one you'd go after is tobacco. The next one you'd go after is alcohol. Way down the list you'd get to cocaine, and sort of invisibly low you'd get to marijuana. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If the principle is, Let's not get lethal substances out to the public, the first one you'd go after is tobacco. The next one you'd go after is alcohol. Way down the list you'd get to cocaine, and sort of invisibly low you'd get to marijuana.


Quote: We could not bring democracy and freedom to Vietnam at a cost acceptable to ourselves. The idea that that was what we were trying to do, is again, a tautology, it's true by definition because we were doing, and the state is noble by definition. That's called extreme liberalism. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

We could not bring democracy and freedom to Vietnam at a cost acceptable to ourselves. The idea that that was what we were trying to do, is again, a tautology, it's true by definition because we were doing, and the state is noble by definition. That's called extreme liberalism.


Quote: The worst drug of all by far is tobacco; the death toll from tobacco is just overwhelming. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The worst drug of all by far is tobacco; the death toll from tobacco is just overwhelming.


Quote: Pakistan will never be able to match the Indian militarily and the effort to do so is taking an immense toll on the society. It's also extremely dangerous with all the weapons development. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Pakistan will never be able to match the Indian militarily and the effort to do so is taking an immense toll on the society. It's also extremely dangerous with all the weapons development.


Quote: Tough love is just the right phrase: love for the rich and privileged, tough for everyone else. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Tough love is just the right phrase: love for the rich and privileged, tough for everyone else.


Quote: Individuals in a university -- students, faculty, staff -- can choose to become politically engaged, and a free university should foster a climate in which those are natural choices. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Individuals in a university -- students, faculty, staff -- can choose to become politically engaged, and a free university should foster a climate in which those are natural choices.


Quote: The invasion of Iraq was simply a war crime. Straight-out war crime. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The invasion of Iraq was simply a war crime. Straight-out war crime.


Quote: In fact, various lawyers' groups -- to some extent in the U.S. but mostly in England and Canada and elsewhere -- are bringing demands for a war crimes trial for the crime of aggression. However, though the invasion of Iraq was plainly an act of aggression, it doesn't break any records. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: In fact, various lawyers' groups -- to some extent in the U.S. but mostly in England and Canada and elsewhere -- are bringing demands for a war crimes trial for the crime of aggression. However, though the invasion of Iraq was plainly an act of aggression, it doesn't break any records.- black text on quotes background

In fact, various lawyers' groups -- to some extent in the U.S. but mostly in England and Canada and elsewhere -- are bringing demands for a war crimes trial for the crime of aggression. However, though the invasion of Iraq was plainly an act of aggression, it doesn't break any records.


Quote: There is undoubtedly much to learn about the social uses of language, for communication or for other purposes. But at present there is not much in the way of a theory of sociolinguistics, of social uses of languages, as far as I am aware. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There is undoubtedly much to learn about the social uses of language, for communication or for other purposes. But at present there is not much in the way of a theory of sociolinguistics, of social uses of languages, as far as I am aware.


Quote: I pretend no originality in observing that mass education was motivated in part by the perceived need to educate them to keep them from our throats, to borrow Ralph Waldo Emerson's parody of elite fears that inspired early advocates of public mass education. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I pretend no originality in observing that mass education was motivated in part by the perceived need to educate them to keep them from our throats, to borrow Ralph Waldo Emerson's parody of elite fears that inspired early advocates of public mass education.


Quote: 'Reform' is a word you always aughta' watch out for. 'Reform' is a change that you're supposed to like. And watch it -- As soon as you hear the word 'Reform', you should reach for your wallet and see who's lifting it. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

'Reform' is a word you always aughta' watch out for. 'Reform' is a change that you're supposed to like. And watch it -- As soon as you hear the word 'Reform', you should reach for your wallet and see who's lifting it.


Quote: The social system is taking on a form in which finding out what you want to do is less and less of an option because your life is too structured, organised, controlled and disciplined. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The social system is taking on a form in which finding out what you want to do is less and less of an option because your life is too structured, organised, controlled and disciplined.


Quote: In southern culture, possession of a gun became kind of a sign of manhood, not just because of slaves but other white men. If you had a gun, you're not going to push me around. You know, I'm not one of those guys you can kick in the face. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In southern culture, possession of a gun became kind of a sign of manhood, not just because of slaves but other white men. If you had a gun, you're not going to push me around. You know, I'm not one of those guys you can kick in the face.


Quote: Our crimes, for which we are responsible: as taxpayers, for failing to provide massive reparations, for granting refuge and immunity to the perpetrators, and for allowing the terrible facts to be sunk deep in the memory hole. All of this is of great significance, as it has been in the past. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: Our crimes, for which we are responsible: as taxpayers, for failing to provide massive reparations, for granting refuge and immunity to the perpetrators, and for allowing the terrible facts to be sunk deep in the memory hole. All of this is of great significance, as it has been in the past.- black text on quotes background

Our crimes, for which we are responsible: as taxpayers, for failing to provide massive reparations, for granting refuge and immunity to the perpetrators, and for allowing the terrible facts to be sunk deep in the memory hole. All of this is of great significance, as it has been in the past.


Quote: The people who are unemployed want to do the work, but the system is such a catastrophic failure that it cannot bring together idle hands and work. This is all hailed as a great success, and it is a great success -- for a very small sector of the population. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The people who are unemployed want to do the work, but the system is such a catastrophic failure that it cannot bring together idle hands and work. This is all hailed as a great success, and it is a great success -- for a very small sector of the population.


Quote: I wouldn't say that the efforts of academics to critique the media's messages are half-hearted. As far as I am aware, the efforts scarcely exist: very few even pay attention to the question. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I wouldn't say that the efforts of academics to critique the media's messages are half-hearted. As far as I am aware, the efforts scarcely exist: very few even pay attention to the question.


Quote: Victors do not investigate their own crimes, so that little is known about them. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Victors do not investigate their own crimes, so that little is known about them.


Quote: Don't be obsessed with tactics but with purpose. Tactics have a half life. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Don't be obsessed with tactics but with purpose. Tactics have a half life.


Quote: What the James Monroe Doctrine stated, in effect, is that the US should dominate the hemisphere. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

What the James Monroe Doctrine stated, in effect, is that the US should dominate the hemisphere.


Quote: Expressing criticism of society is not being a grouch. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Expressing criticism of society is not being a grouch.


Quote: The US health-care system is a complete scandal. It's got twice the costs of comparable countries and some of the worst outcomes. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The US health-care system is a complete scandal. It's got twice the costs of comparable countries and some of the worst outcomes.


Quote: It seems self-evident that we should want people to be free, to be able to play an active part in making decisions about matters of concern to them, to the largest possible extent. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

It seems self-evident that we should want people to be free, to be able to play an active part in making decisions about matters of concern to them, to the largest possible extent.


Quote: Like other organisms, humans have a certain genetic endowment (apparently varying little in the species, not a surprise considering its recent separation from other hominids). That determines what we call their nature. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Like other organisms, humans have a certain genetic endowment (apparently varying little in the species, not a surprise considering its recent separation from other hominids). That determines what we call their nature.


Quote: A lot of countries break (or go against) the international law. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

A lot of countries break (or go against) the international law.


Quote: The United States happens to be the only state in the world that has been condemned by the World Court for international terrorism. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The United States happens to be the only state in the world that has been condemned by the World Court for international terrorism.


Quote: There are many terrorist states in the world, but the United States is unusual in that it is officially committed to international terrorism. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There are many terrorist states in the world, but the United States is unusual in that it is officially committed to international terrorism.


Quote: A lot of the people involved in the media are very serious, honest people, and they will tell you, and I think they are right, that they are not being forced to write anything. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

A lot of the people involved in the media are very serious, honest people, and they will tell you, and I think they are right, that they are not being forced to write anything.

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A lot of the people involved in the media are very serious, honest people, and they will tell you, and I think they are right, that they are not being forced to write anything... What they don't tell you, and are maybe unaware of, is that they are allowed to write freely because their beliefs conform to the... standard doctrinal system, and then, yes, they are allowed to write freely and are not coerced.




Quote: A good education instills in you the intuitive comprehension -- it becomes unconscious and reflexive -- that you just don't think certain things, things that are threatening to power interests. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

A good education instills in you the intuitive comprehension -- it becomes unconscious and reflexive -- that you just don't think certain things, things that are threatening to power interests.


Quote: We had one or another form of state capitalism during an extremely brief period of human history, which tells us essentially nothing about human nature. If you look at human societies and human interactions, you can find anything. You find selfishness, you find altruism, you find sympathy. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: We had one or another form of state capitalism during an extremely brief period of human history, which tells us essentially nothing about human nature. If you look at human societies and human interactions, you can find anything. You find selfishness, you find altruism, you find sympathy.- black text on quotes background

We had one or another form of state capitalism during an extremely brief period of human history, which tells us essentially nothing about human nature. If you look at human societies and human interactions, you can find anything. You find selfishness, you find altruism, you find sympathy.


Quote: For one thing, studying language is by itself a part of a study of human intelligence that is, perhaps, the central aspect of human nature. And second, I think, it is a good model for studying other human properties, which ought to be studied by psychologists in the same way. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

For one thing, studying language is by itself a part of a study of human intelligence that is, perhaps, the central aspect of human nature. And second, I think, it is a good model for studying other human properties, which ought to be studied by psychologists in the same way.


Quote: During the 1960s, large groups of people who are normally passive and apathetic began to try to enter the political arena to press their demands.... The naive might call that democracy, but that's because they don't understand. The sophisticated understand that that's the crisis of democracy. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: During the 1960s, large groups of people who are normally passive and apathetic began to try to enter the political arena to press their demands.... The naive might call that democracy, but that's because they don't understand. The sophisticated understand that that's the crisis of democracy.- black text on quotes background

During the 1960s, large groups of people who are normally passive and apathetic began to try to enter the political arena to press their demands.... The naive might call that democracy, but that's because they don't understand. The sophisticated understand that that's the crisis of democracy.


Quote: The key element of social control is the strategy of distraction that is to divert public attention from important issues and changes decided by political and economic elites, through the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

The key element of social control is the strategy of distraction that is to divert public attention from important issues and changes decided by political and economic elites, through the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information.


Quote: The senate was wealthy people and it wasn't elected, it was chosen through legislatures, which themselves were under private influence, powerful influence. They were remote from the population and that's where power was suppose to reside. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The senate was wealthy people and it wasn't elected, it was chosen through legislatures, which themselves were under private influence, powerful influence. They were remote from the population and that's where power was suppose to reside.


Quote: A functioning eco-system is a human need. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

A functioning eco-system is a human need.


Quote: Suppose that we believe what we are taught... destroying the environment and militarizing outer space are rational policies ... of institutional lunacy. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Suppose that we believe what we are taught... destroying the environment and militarizing outer space are rational policies ... of institutional lunacy.


Quote: If you're teaching, say, physics, there's no point in persuading a student that you're right. You want to encourage them to find out what the truth is, which is probably that you're wrong. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you're teaching, say, physics, there's no point in persuading a student that you're right. You want to encourage them to find out what the truth is, which is probably that you're wrong.


Quote: From now on I will consider a language to be a set (finite or infinite) of sentences, each finite in length and constructed out ofa finite set of elements. All natural languages in their spoken or written form are languages in this sense. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

From now on I will consider a language to be a set (finite or infinite) of sentences, each finite in length and constructed out ofa finite set of elements. All natural languages in their spoken or written form are languages in this sense.


Quote: In the United States everyone is an illegal immigrant -- everyone except the people in Indian Reservations. This is an immigrant society. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In the United States everyone is an illegal immigrant -- everyone except the people in Indian Reservations. This is an immigrant society.


Quote: It is probable that the 
most inhuman monsters, even the Himmlers and the Mengeles, convince themselves that they are 
engaged in noble and courageous acts. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

It is probable that the
most inhuman monsters, even the Himmlers and the Mengeles, convince themselves that they are
engaged in noble and courageous acts.


Quote: As long as nuclear weapons exist, the chances of survival of the human species are quite slight. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

As long as nuclear weapons exist, the chances of survival of the human species are quite slight.


Quote: I think there are all kinds of intrusions into private rights that make use of contemporary technology. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I think there are all kinds of intrusions into private rights that make use of contemporary technology.


Quote: Marx's early manuscripts, with their roots in the Enlightenment and Romanticism, derived fundamental concepts such as alienation from a conception of human nature -- what we would call genetically determined. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Marx's early manuscripts, with their roots in the Enlightenment and Romanticism, derived fundamental concepts such as alienation from a conception of human nature -- what we would call genetically determined.


Quote: Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny have created an important political radio show that balances humor and unreported news. At a time when media conglomerates dominate the airwaves, independent media like Citizen Radio is vital to national discourse. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny have created an important political radio show that balances humor and unreported news. At a time when media conglomerates dominate the airwaves, independent media like Citizen Radio is vital to national discourse.


Quote: This is real. This is the real mad man theory. We have to be irrational and vindictive, so people don't know what we're up to. This is not Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, it's from the Bill Clinton era. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

This is real. This is the real mad man theory. We have to be irrational and vindictive, so people don't know what we're up to. This is not Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, it's from the Bill Clinton era.


Quote: Somehow the fact of enormous privilege and freedom carries with it a sense of impotence, which is a strange, but striking, phenomenon. The fact is, we can do just about anything. There is no difficulty, wherever you are, in finding groups that are working hard on things that concern you. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: Somehow the fact of enormous privilege and freedom carries with it a sense of impotence, which is a strange, but striking, phenomenon. The fact is, we can do just about anything. There is no difficulty, wherever you are, in finding groups that are working hard on things that concern you.- black text on quotes background

Somehow the fact of enormous privilege and freedom carries with it a sense of impotence, which is a strange, but striking, phenomenon. The fact is, we can do just about anything. There is no difficulty, wherever you are, in finding groups that are working hard on things that concern you.


Quote: So, at one extreme you have indigenous, tribal societies trying to stem the race to disaster. At the other extreme, the richest, most powerful societies in world history, like the United States and Canada, are racing full-speed ahead to destroy the environment as quickly as possible. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: So, at one extreme you have indigenous, tribal societies trying to stem the race to disaster. At the other extreme, the richest, most powerful societies in world history, like the United States and Canada, are racing full-speed ahead to destroy the environment as quickly as possible.- black text on quotes background

So, at one extreme you have indigenous, tribal societies trying to stem the race to disaster. At the other extreme, the richest, most powerful societies in world history, like the United States and Canada, are racing full-speed ahead to destroy the environment as quickly as possible.


Quote: I have never heard of anyone who was a model person in all aspects of his or her life, intellectual life or other aspects; nor do I see why anyone should care. We are not engaged in idol worship, after all. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I have never heard of anyone who was a model person in all aspects of his or her life, intellectual life or other aspects; nor do I see why anyone should care. We are not engaged in idol worship, after all.


Quote: Human needs are served by a sustainable lifestyle, almost by definition, if humans include coming generations. And a shift to such technologies as high-speed rail instead of maximizing fossil fuel use, and solar energy, is not relentless resource extraction. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Human needs are served by a sustainable lifestyle, almost by definition, if humans include coming generations. And a shift to such technologies as high-speed rail instead of maximizing fossil fuel use, and solar energy, is not relentless resource extraction.


Quote: Its minority rule and majority limited rights. In fact it's set up that way. If you read the framers of the constitution, including James Madison, he was pretty clear about it. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Its minority rule and majority limited rights. In fact it's set up that way. If you read the framers of the constitution, including James Madison, he was pretty clear about it.


Quote: Since James Madison day (and long before), there have been constant struggles over democratic governance. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Since James Madison day (and long before), there have been constant struggles over democratic governance.


Quote: The IMF economists were doubtless shaken by the extreme failures of their prescriptions over many years, and by the collapse of the intellectual edifice of economic theory on which they were relying. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The IMF economists were doubtless shaken by the extreme failures of their prescriptions over many years, and by the collapse of the intellectual edifice of economic theory on which they were relying.


Quote: It was right after Woodrow Wilson's first serious post-World War I repression, which deported thousands of people, effectively destroyed unions and independent press, and so on. Right after that, the anti-immigration law was passed that remained in place until the 1960s. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

It was right after Woodrow Wilson's first serious post-World War I repression, which deported thousands of people, effectively destroyed unions and independent press, and so on. Right after that, the anti-immigration law was passed that remained in place until the 1960s.


Quote: It's a class war, and a war on young people too... that's why tuition is rising so rapidly. There's no real economic reason for that. It's a technique of control and indoctrination. And this is really the first organized, significant reaction to it, which is important. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

It's a class war, and a war on young people too... that's why tuition is rising so rapidly. There's no real economic reason for that. It's a technique of control and indoctrination. And this is really the first organized, significant reaction to it, which is important.


Quote: For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination.


Quote: Pascal in his bitter rendition of the practices of the Jesuit intellectuals he despised, including their demonstration of the utility of interpretation, a device of manufacturing consent based on reinterpretation of sacred texts to serve wealth, power, and privilege. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

Pascal in his bitter rendition of the practices of the Jesuit intellectuals he despised, including their demonstration of the utility of interpretation, a device of manufacturing consent based on reinterpretation of sacred texts to serve wealth, power, and privilege.


Quote: Latin America wants to decriminalize at least marijuana (maybe more or course;) the US wants to maintain it. An interesting story. There seems to me no easy way out of this. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Latin America wants to decriminalize at least marijuana (maybe more or course;) the US wants to maintain it. An interesting story. There seems to me no easy way out of this.


Quote: In the American Jewish community, there is little willingness to face the fact that the Palestinian Arabs have suffered a monstrous historical injustice ... Until this is recognized, discussion of the Middle East crisis cannot even begin. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In the American Jewish community, there is little willingness to face the fact that the Palestinian Arabs have suffered a monstrous historical injustice ... Until this is recognized, discussion of the Middle East crisis cannot even begin.


Quote: In fact, I was in a lab that was a hundred percent funded by the Pentagon, and it was one of the centers of the organized antiwar resistance movement. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In fact, I was in a lab that was a hundred percent funded by the Pentagon, and it was one of the centers of the organized antiwar resistance movement.


Quote: Today's Democrats are pretty much what used to be called moderate Republicans a generation ago. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Today's Democrats are pretty much what used to be called moderate Republicans a generation ago.


Quote: The Irish were treated horribly, even here in Boston. For example, in the late nineteenth century they were treated pretty much like African Americans. You could find signs here in Boston in the restaurants saying No dogs and Irish. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The Irish were treated horribly, even here in Boston. For example, in the late nineteenth century they were treated pretty much like African Americans. You could find signs here in Boston in the restaurants saying No dogs and Irish.


Quote: The basic idea which runs right through modern history and modern liberalism is that the public has got to be marginalized. The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The basic idea which runs right through modern history and modern liberalism is that the public has got to be marginalized. The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd.


Quote: The first step is to penetrate the clouds of deceit and distortion and learn the truth about the world, then to organize and act to change it. That's never been impossible and never been easy. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The first step is to penetrate the clouds of deceit and distortion and learn the truth about the world, then to organize and act to change it. That's never been impossible and never been easy.


Quote: If the mutation is partially transmitted to offspring, they too would have the advantage. And over time it might have come to dominate a small breeding group. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If the mutation is partially transmitted to offspring, they too would have the advantage. And over time it might have come to dominate a small breeding group.


Quote: Just as I'm opposed to political fascism, I'm opposed to economic fascism. I think that until major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it's pointless to talk about democracy. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Just as I'm opposed to political fascism, I'm opposed to economic fascism. I think that until major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it's pointless to talk about democracy.


Quote: But on the contrary Wikileaks is under heavy attack by the government and corporations are participating in that by closing down their websites. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

But on the contrary Wikileaks is under heavy attack by the government and corporations are participating in that by closing down their websites.


Quote: If the NAACP were to impose a control of something towards all, then I would staunchly oppose it. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If the NAACP were to impose a control of something towards all, then I would staunchly oppose it.


Quote: The main selling appeal of NAFTA to US corporations is that it gives them an advantage in the North American market over their European and Japanese competitors. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The main selling appeal of NAFTA to US corporations is that it gives them an advantage in the North American market over their European and Japanese competitors.


Quote: Go back to classical times, say classical Greece. Who drank the hemlock? Was it someone who was conforming, obeying the gods? Or was it someone who was disrupting the youth and questioning the faith and belief? Socrates, in other words. It was Socrates. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Go back to classical times, say classical Greece. Who drank the hemlock? Was it someone who was conforming, obeying the gods? Or was it someone who was disrupting the youth and questioning the faith and belief? Socrates, in other words. It was Socrates.


Quote: ISIS is a monstrosity. It didn't come from nowhere. It's one of the results of the U.S. hitting a very vulnerable society -- Iraq -- with a sledgehammer. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

ISIS is a monstrosity. It didn't come from nowhere. It's one of the results of the U.S. hitting a very vulnerable society -- Iraq -- with a sledgehammer.


Quote: We can imagine a society in which no one could survive as a social being because it does not correspond to biologically determined perceptions and human social needs. For historical reasons, existing societies might have such properties, leading to various forms of pathology. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

We can imagine a society in which no one could survive as a social being because it does not correspond to biologically determined perceptions and human social needs. For historical reasons, existing societies might have such properties, leading to various forms of pathology.


Quote: Academics are not necessarily nice people. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Academics are not necessarily nice people.


Quote: United States has comparative advantage in military force. It tends to react to anything at first with military force, that's what it's good at. And I think they overdid it. There was more military force than was necessary. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

United States has comparative advantage in military force. It tends to react to anything at first with military force, that's what it's good at. And I think they overdid it. There was more military force than was necessary.


Quote: It also seems beyond controversy that moral responsibilities are greater to the extent that people have the resources, the training, the facilities and opportunities to speak and act effectively. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

It also seems beyond controversy that moral responsibilities are greater to the extent that people have the resources, the training, the facilities and opportunities to speak and act effectively.


Quote: Moral responsibilities has nothing particular to do with academia, except insofar as those within it tend to be unusually privileged in the respects just mentioned. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Moral responsibilities has nothing particular to do with academia, except insofar as those within it tend to be unusually privileged in the respects just mentioned.


Quote: The Bush Administration do have moral values. Their moral values are very explicit: shine the boots of the rich and the powerful, kick everybody else in the face, and let your grandchildren pay for it. That simple principle predicts almost everything that's happening. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

The Bush Administration do have moral values. Their moral values are very explicit: shine the boots of the rich and the powerful, kick everybody else in the face, and let your grandchildren pay for it. That simple principle predicts almost everything that's happening.


Quote: English is a second language in most of the educated sectors of Europe and much of the world. But maybe in the future Chinese will be. But I doubt that national languages will disappear. In fact, to some extent they're becoming more diverse, like in Europe. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

English is a second language in most of the educated sectors of Europe and much of the world. But maybe in the future Chinese will be. But I doubt that national languages will disappear. In fact, to some extent they're becoming more diverse, like in Europe.


Quote: For the totalitarian mind, adherence to state propaganda does not suffice: one must display proper enthusiasm while marching in the parade. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

For the totalitarian mind, adherence to state propaganda does not suffice: one must display proper enthusiasm while marching in the parade.


Quote: If you give up every time you don't achieve the immediate gain you want, you're just guaranteeing that the worst is going to happen... You can't expect an easy victory after one protest march. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you give up every time you don't achieve the immediate gain you want, you're just guaranteeing that the worst is going to happen... You can't expect an easy victory after one protest march.


Quote: I have written occasionally on links between my scientific work and political thinking, but not much, because the links seem to me abstract and speculative. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I have written occasionally on links between my scientific work and political thinking, but not much, because the links seem to me abstract and speculative.


Quote: A dramatic, evocative, thoughtful and very accessible account of one of the most important stories of the century -- and one of the most ominous, unless citizens are aroused to action to rein in abusive state power. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

A dramatic, evocative, thoughtful and very accessible account of one of the most important stories of the century -- and one of the most ominous, unless citizens are aroused to action to rein in abusive state power.


Quote: We should not want to permit providers, for example to have control over access. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

We should not want to permit providers, for example to have control over access.


Quote: The US is off the spectrum in religious commitment. It's been increasing since 1980 but it's a major part of the voting base of the Republican Party so that means committing to anti-abortion positions, opposing women's rights. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The US is off the spectrum in religious commitment. It's been increasing since 1980 but it's a major part of the voting base of the Republican Party so that means committing to anti-abortion positions, opposing women's rights.


Quote: History records endless struggles to enlarge those realms, inspiring ones; it also records painful reversals and setbacks. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

History records endless struggles to enlarge those realms, inspiring ones; it also records painful reversals and setbacks.


Quote: Pre-emptive war might fall within the framework of international law. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Pre-emptive war might fall within the framework of international law.


Quote: I'm pretty much out of popular culture altogether. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I'm pretty much out of popular culture altogether.


Quote: There is kind of a fundamental conformity, which is a virtual requirement to enter into the media. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There is kind of a fundamental conformity, which is a virtual requirement to enter into the media.


Quote: I am not too happy with terms like the left, to be honest. And I don't use it much….if by the left you mean people who are committed to peace and justice and freedom and so on, there can't be elements of the left opposed to workers' movement, at least under that definition. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

I am not too happy with terms like the left, to be honest. And I don't use it much….if by the left you mean people who are committed to peace and justice and freedom and so on, there can't be elements of the left opposed to workers' movement, at least under that definition.


Quote: Every predecessor has used mercenaries, often drawn from the country that they're attacking like England ran India with Indian mercenaries. You take them from one place and send them to kill people in the other place. That's the standard way to run imperial wars. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Every predecessor has used mercenaries, often drawn from the country that they're attacking like England ran India with Indian mercenaries. You take them from one place and send them to kill people in the other place. That's the standard way to run imperial wars.


Quote: Somebodys paying the corporations that destroyed Iraq and the corporations that are rebuilding it. Theyre getting paid by the American taxpayer in both cases. So we pay them to destroy the country, and then we pay them to rebuild it. Those are gifts from U.S. taxpayer to U.S. corporations. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: Somebodys paying the corporations that destroyed Iraq and the corporations that are rebuilding it. Theyre getting paid by the American taxpayer in both cases. So we pay them to destroy the country, and then we pay them to rebuild it. Those are gifts from U.S. taxpayer to U.S. corporations.- black text on quotes background

Somebodys paying the corporations that destroyed Iraq and the corporations that are rebuilding it. Theyre getting paid by the American taxpayer in both cases. So we pay them to destroy the country, and then we pay them to rebuild it. Those are gifts from U.S. taxpayer to U.S. corporations.


Quote: There is a considerable polarization taking place here, increasing the gap between rich and poor. It's most dramatic in Third World countries, of course, but in the rich countries it's also very noticeable. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There is a considerable polarization taking place here, increasing the gap between rich and poor. It's most dramatic in Third World countries, of course, but in the rich countries it's also very noticeable.


Quote: The United States is unique among the rich countries, developed countries, in not having some kind of a national health-care system. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The United States is unique among the rich countries, developed countries, in not having some kind of a national health-care system.


Quote: Congressional Republicans are dismantling the limited environmental protections initiated by Richard Nixon, who would be something of a dangerous radical in today's political scene. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Congressional Republicans are dismantling the limited environmental protections initiated by Richard Nixon, who would be something of a dangerous radical in today's political scene.


Quote: I have never suggested any principled difference between the natural and social sciences. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I have never suggested any principled difference between the natural and social sciences.


Quote: From the 1970s, there has been a significant change in the US economy, as planners, private and state, shifted it toward financialization and the offshoring of production, driven in part by the declining rate of profit in domestic manufacturing. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

From the 1970s, there has been a significant change in the US economy, as planners, private and state, shifted it toward financialization and the offshoring of production, driven in part by the declining rate of profit in domestic manufacturing.


Quote: Dissent, protest, presures of a wide variety that escape elite control can modify the calculus of costs of planners, and offer a slight hope that Washington can be compelled to permit at least some steps towards justice, freedom and democracy within its domains. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Dissent, protest, presures of a wide variety that escape elite control can modify the calculus of costs of planners, and offer a slight hope that Washington can be compelled to permit at least some steps towards justice, freedom and democracy within its domains.


Quote: Putting it in plain terms, the general public must be reduced to its traditional apathy and obedience, and driven from the arena of political debate and action, if democracy is to survive. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Putting it in plain terms, the general public must be reduced to its traditional apathy and obedience, and driven from the arena of political debate and action, if democracy is to survive.


Quote: No honest journalist should be willing to describe himself or herseif as 'embedded.' To say, 'I'm an embedded journalist' is to say, 'I'm a government Propagandist. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

No honest journalist should be willing to describe himself or herseif as 'embedded.' To say, 'I'm an embedded journalist' is to say, 'I'm a government Propagandist.


Quote: Amusing and perfectly self-conscious charlatans. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Amusing and perfectly self-conscious charlatans.


Quote: If you take an economics or a political science course, you're taught that humans are supposed to be rational wealth accumulators, each acting as an individual to maximize his own wealth in the market. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you take an economics or a political science course, you're taught that humans are supposed to be rational wealth accumulators, each acting as an individual to maximize his own wealth in the market.


Quote: Going back to why people don't vote, I presume the main reason is because they understand without reading political science texts that it doesn't make any difference how they vote. It's not going to affect policy, so why bother? by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Going back to why people don't vote, I presume the main reason is because they understand without reading political science texts that it doesn't make any difference how they vote. It's not going to affect policy, so why bother?


Quote: People seem to know about May Day everywhere except where it began, here in the United States of America. That's because those in power have done everything they can to erase its real meaning. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

People seem to know about May Day everywhere except where it began, here in the United States of America. That's because those in power have done everything they can to erase its real meaning.


Quote: Millions of people are getting the vote, and we have to educate them to keep them from our throats. In other words, we have to train them in obedience and servility, so they're not going to think through the way the world works and come after our throats. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Millions of people are getting the vote, and we have to educate them to keep them from our throats. In other words, we have to train them in obedience and servility, so they're not going to think through the way the world works and come after our throats.


Quote: All forms of involuntary servitude are prohibited, not only slavery but also conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

All forms of involuntary servitude are prohibited, not only slavery but also conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution.


Quote: Let's imagine again an observer looking at us without any preconceptions. I think he would be struck by the fact that although human beings have the capacity to develop scientific knowledge, it must be a very limited capacity because it is only done in very narrow and specific domains. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: Let's imagine again an observer looking at us without any preconceptions. I think he would be struck by the fact that although human beings have the capacity to develop scientific knowledge, it must be a very limited capacity because it is only done in very narrow and specific domains.- black text on quotes background

Let's imagine again an observer looking at us without any preconceptions. I think he would be struck by the fact that although human beings have the capacity to develop scientific knowledge, it must be a very limited capacity because it is only done in very narrow and specific domains.


Quote: If humans are organisms like every other organism -- which they are -- then we should expect that if there are some domains where real scientific progress is possible, then there are others where it is not. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If humans are organisms like every other organism -- which they are -- then we should expect that if there are some domains where real scientific progress is possible, then there are others where it is not.


Quote: The Ottoman Empire ... The rulers in Turkey were fortunately so corrupt that they left people alone pretty much -- were mostly interested in robbing them -- and they left them alone to run their own affairs ... with a lot of local self determination. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The Ottoman Empire ... The rulers in Turkey were fortunately so corrupt that they left people alone pretty much -- were mostly interested in robbing them -- and they left them alone to run their own affairs ... with a lot of local self determination.


Quote: The Soviet Union was pretty much what Lenin and Trotsky said it was. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The Soviet Union was pretty much what Lenin and Trotsky said it was.


Quote: The Latin American debt that reached crisis levels from 1982 would have been sharply reduced by return of flight capital -- in some cases, overcome, though all figures are dubious for these secret and often illegal operations. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The Latin American debt that reached crisis levels from 1982 would have been sharply reduced by return of flight capital -- in some cases, overcome, though all figures are dubious for these secret and often illegal operations.


Quote: Silicon Valley benefits, as all of industry, from highly protectionist policy -- patent policies and things like that -- which come out of the government. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Silicon Valley benefits, as all of industry, from highly protectionist policy -- patent policies and things like that -- which come out of the government.


Quote: Silicon Valley wouldn't exist without massive government spending and in fact initiative. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Silicon Valley wouldn't exist without massive government spending and in fact initiative.


Quote: Washington basically works for the corporate sector and Silicon Valley, technically at least, is suppose to sponsor initiative in creativity, whether it does or not is another question. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Washington basically works for the corporate sector and Silicon Valley, technically at least, is suppose to sponsor initiative in creativity, whether it does or not is another question.




Quote: In my own professional work I have touched on a variety of different fields. I've done work in mathematical linguistics, for example, without any professional credentials in mathematics; in this subject I am completely self-taught, and not very well taught. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In my own professional work I have touched on a variety of different fields. I've done work in mathematical linguistics, for example, without any professional credentials in mathematics; in this subject I am completely self-taught, and not very well taught.


Quote: There was a striking example of this in Pakistan when the US sent in Special Forces, to be honest, to kill Osama Bin Laden. He could easily have been apprehended and caught but their orders were to kill him. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There was a striking example of this in Pakistan when the US sent in Special Forces, to be honest, to kill Osama Bin Laden. He could easily have been apprehended and caught but their orders were to kill him.


Quote: If you read people like say Bruce Blair one of the leading, most sober, knowledgeable specialists, he says, look, Donald Trump statements are all over the map, but his personality is frightening, he's a complete megalomaniac. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you read people like say Bruce Blair one of the leading, most sober, knowledgeable specialists, he says, look, Donald Trump statements are all over the map, but his personality is frightening, he's a complete megalomaniac.


Quote: The corporations plainly want academic scholarship to create a web of mystification that will avoid any public awareness of the way in which power actually functions in the society, and the faculty has caught the message and they do it magnificently. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The corporations plainly want academic scholarship to create a web of mystification that will avoid any public awareness of the way in which power actually functions in the society, and the faculty has caught the message and they do it magnificently.


Quote: Take the Iraq War,it's the second worst crime after the Second World War. It's the first time in history, in the history of imperialism, there were huge demonstrations, before the war was officially launched. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Take the Iraq War,it's the second worst crime after the Second World War. It's the first time in history, in the history of imperialism, there were huge demonstrations, before the war was officially launched.


Quote: In the major state capitalists economies, Europe and the US, it's low growth and stagnation and a very sharp income differentiation a shift -- a striking shift -- from production to financialization. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In the major state capitalists economies, Europe and the US, it's low growth and stagnation and a very sharp income differentiation a shift -- a striking shift -- from production to financialization.




Quote: There is either a crisis or a return to the norm of stagnation. One view is the norm is stagnation and occasionally you get out of it. The other is that the norm is growth and occasionally you can get into stagnation. You can debate that but it's a period of close to global stagnation. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: There is either a crisis or a return to the norm of stagnation. One view is the norm is stagnation and occasionally you get out of it. The other is that the norm is growth and occasionally you can get into stagnation. You can debate that but it's a period of close to global stagnation.- black text on quotes background

There is either a crisis or a return to the norm of stagnation. One view is the norm is stagnation and occasionally you get out of it. The other is that the norm is growth and occasionally you can get into stagnation. You can debate that but it's a period of close to global stagnation.


Quote: In fact, the capitalist class in the '50s was sort of part of a social contract. It was part of the tenor of the times. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In fact, the capitalist class in the '50s was sort of part of a social contract. It was part of the tenor of the times.


Quote: If we understood, as we do not, the physical bases for intellectual structures, I have little doubt that we would find structures in the brain for social interactions, or language, or analysis of personality -- a whole variety of systems developed on the basis of a specific biological endowment. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: If we understood, as we do not, the physical bases for intellectual structures, I have little doubt that we would find structures in the brain for social interactions, or language, or analysis of personality -- a whole variety of systems developed on the basis of a specific biological endowment.- black text on quotes background

If we understood, as we do not, the physical bases for intellectual structures, I have little doubt that we would find structures in the brain for social interactions, or language, or analysis of personality -- a whole variety of systems developed on the basis of a specific biological endowment.


Quote: I think a very important aspect of language has to do with the establishment of social relations and interactions. Often, this is described as communication. But that is very misleading, I think. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I think a very important aspect of language has to do with the establishment of social relations and interactions. Often, this is described as communication. But that is very misleading, I think.


Quote: The only debatable issue, it seems to me, is whether it is more ridiculous to turn to experts in social theory for general well-confirmed propositions, or to the specialists in the great religions and philosophical systems for insights into fundamental human values. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

The only debatable issue, it seems to me, is whether it is more ridiculous to turn to experts in social theory for general well-confirmed propositions, or to the specialists in the great religions and philosophical systems for insights into fundamental human values.


Quote: To understand how people organize social systems, we have to discover the principles that we create to make some societies intelligible. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

To understand how people organize social systems, we have to discover the principles that we create to make some societies intelligible.


Quote: The goal is a society in which the basic social unit is you and your television set. If the kid next door is hungry, it's not your problem. If the retired couple next door invested their assets badly and are now starving, that's not your problem either. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The goal is a society in which the basic social unit is you and your television set. If the kid next door is hungry, it's not your problem. If the retired couple next door invested their assets badly and are now starving, that's not your problem either.


Quote: That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything.


Quote: It's a shameful moment for U.S. media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

It's a shameful moment for U.S. media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state.


Quote: I think the activism of the 1960s had a very definite civilizing effect on the whole society in all kinds of ways. So lots of things that by now are almost taken for granted were heretical in the 1960s. We had anti-sodomy laws until not many years ago. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I think the activism of the 1960s had a very definite civilizing effect on the whole society in all kinds of ways. So lots of things that by now are almost taken for granted were heretical in the 1960s. We had anti-sodomy laws until not many years ago.


Quote: That's the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don't work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

That's the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don't work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.


Quote: The United States in many ways resembles a Third World country -- far more elevated, but it has many of those structural characteristics: the extreme inequality of wealth, the deterioration of infrastructure because it only serves poor people, predatory operations, huge corruption, and so on. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: The United States in many ways resembles a Third World country -- far more elevated, but it has many of those structural characteristics: the extreme inequality of wealth, the deterioration of infrastructure because it only serves poor people, predatory operations, huge corruption, and so on.- black text on quotes background

The United States in many ways resembles a Third World country -- far more elevated, but it has many of those structural characteristics: the extreme inequality of wealth, the deterioration of infrastructure because it only serves poor people, predatory operations, huge corruption, and so on.


Quote: I listen to talk radio a lot and it's kind of interesting. If you can sort of suspend your knowledge of the world and just enter into the world of the people who are calling in, you can understand them. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I listen to talk radio a lot and it's kind of interesting. If you can sort of suspend your knowledge of the world and just enter into the world of the people who are calling in, you can understand them.


Quote: I really suggest listening to talk radio. I mean, if you just listen to what the talk hosts are saying, they sound like they are lunatics. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I really suggest listening to talk radio. I mean, if you just listen to what the talk hosts are saying, they sound like they are lunatics.


Quote: Ronald Reagan bitterly hated unions and wanted them destroyed. This began with the air controllers' strike and went on from there. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Ronald Reagan bitterly hated unions and wanted them destroyed. This began with the air controllers' strike and went on from there.


Quote: I mean the reason the sit-down strikes struck such fear in the hearts of management was that they knew that a sit-down strike was just one step short of taking over the factory. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I mean the reason the sit-down strikes struck such fear in the hearts of management was that they knew that a sit-down strike was just one step short of taking over the factory.


Quote: Because the 1979 strike against U.S. Steel in Youngstown, Ohio was an occupation -- and actually, that's a model that really should be pursued now.They went on from striking to trying to have the workforce and the communities take over the abandoned factories that U.S. Steel was dismantling. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: Because the 1979 strike against U.S. Steel in Youngstown, Ohio was an occupation -- and actually, that's a model that really should be pursued now.They went on from striking to trying to have the workforce and the communities take over the abandoned factories that U.S. Steel was dismantling.- black text on quotes background

Because the 1979 strike against U.S. Steel in Youngstown, Ohio was an occupation -- and actually, that's a model that really should be pursued now.They went on from striking to trying to have the workforce and the communities take over the abandoned factories that U.S. Steel was dismantling.


Quote: The answer to subversion of democracy is more democracy, more freedom, more justice. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The answer to subversion of democracy is more democracy, more freedom, more justice.


Quote: The tendencies are considerably weaker in the natural sciences, which, for the past several centuries, have survived and flourished through such constant challenge, and therefore, at best, seek to encourage it. Serving the status quo in political and socioeconomic realms is a different matter. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: The tendencies are considerably weaker in the natural sciences, which, for the past several centuries, have survived and flourished through such constant challenge, and therefore, at best, seek to encourage it. Serving the status quo in political and socioeconomic realms is a different matter.- black text on quotes background

The tendencies are considerably weaker in the natural sciences, which, for the past several centuries, have survived and flourished through such constant challenge, and therefore, at best, seek to encourage it. Serving the status quo in political and socioeconomic realms is a different matter.


Quote: One of the dangers that Donald Trump poses, due to the augmented risk of nuclear war is unquestionable. Of the two existential threats -- the threats to the termination of the species basically and most other species -- one of them, climate change, on that I think there's no basis for discussion. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: One of the dangers that Donald Trump poses, due to the augmented risk of nuclear war is unquestionable. Of the two existential threats -- the threats to the termination of the species basically and most other species -- one of them, climate change, on that I think there's no basis for discussion.- black text on quotes background

One of the dangers that Donald Trump poses, due to the augmented risk of nuclear war is unquestionable. Of the two existential threats -- the threats to the termination of the species basically and most other species -- one of them, climate change, on that I think there's no basis for discussion.


Quote: Whether the person should then be called an intellectual seems to reduce the issue to a question of terminology. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Whether the person should then be called an intellectual seems to reduce the issue to a question of terminology.


Quote: You can't mention Hezbollah in the U.S. media without putting in the context of Iranian-supported Hezbollah. That's its name. Its name is Iranian-supported Hezbollah. It gets Iranian support. But you can mention Israel without saying US-supported Israel. So this is more tacit propaganda. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

You can't mention Hezbollah in the U.S. media without putting in the context of Iranian-supported Hezbollah. That's its name. Its name is Iranian-supported Hezbollah. It gets Iranian support. But you can mention Israel without saying US-supported Israel. So this is more tacit propaganda.


Quote: That is Edward Said proposal as to how the term should be used. It surely does not describe those who are called intellectuals in standard usage, as he would be the first to agree. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

That is Edward Said proposal as to how the term should be used. It surely does not describe those who are called intellectuals in standard usage, as he would be the first to agree.


Quote: Personally, I am uneasy about the notion of a politically engaged university, for reasons I wrote about over 30 years ago, at the height of protest and resistance (reprinted in For Reasons of State). by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Personally, I am uneasy about the notion of a politically engaged university, for reasons I wrote about over 30 years ago, at the height of protest and resistance (reprinted in For Reasons of State).


Quote: Far from creating independent thinkers, schools have always, throughout history, played an institutional role in a system of control and coercion. And once you are well educated you have already been socialized in ways that support the power structure, which, in turn, rewards you immensely. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote: Far from creating independent thinkers, schools have always, throughout history, played an institutional role in a system of control and coercion. And once you are well educated you have already been socialized in ways that support the power structure, which, in turn, rewards you immensely.- black text on quotes background

Far from creating independent thinkers, schools have always, throughout history, played an institutional role in a system of control and coercion. And once you are well educated you have already been socialized in ways that support the power structure, which, in turn, rewards you immensely.


Quote: A language is not just words. It's a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is. It's all embodied in a language. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

A language is not just words. It's a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is. It's all embodied in a language.


Quote: About specific social issues, there is a great deal to say that departs very far from truism and is, accordingly, significant and controversial. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

About specific social issues, there is a great deal to say that departs very far from truism and is, accordingly, significant and controversial.


Quote: There are some very general ideas that people can keep in mind; they're kind of truisms. It's only worth mentioning them because they're always denied. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There are some very general ideas that people can keep in mind; they're kind of truisms. It's only worth mentioning them because they're always denied.


Quote: I don't feel that I have anything to say beyond moral truisms. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I don't feel that I have anything to say beyond moral truisms.


Quote: The beauty of our system is that it isolates everybody. Each person is sitting alone in front of the tube, you know. It's very hard to have ideas or thoughts under those circumstances. You can't fight the world alone. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The beauty of our system is that it isolates everybody. Each person is sitting alone in front of the tube, you know. It's very hard to have ideas or thoughts under those circumstances. You can't fight the world alone.


Quote: In Western Europe, Turkey is regarded as uncivilized, so they can't come in into the European Union until they're civilized. I think it's the other way around. If you could achieve the level of civilization of, say, Turkish intelectuals, it would be quite an achievement. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

In Western Europe, Turkey is regarded as uncivilized, so they can't come in into the European Union until they're civilized. I think it's the other way around. If you could achieve the level of civilization of, say, Turkish intelectuals, it would be quite an achievement.


Quote: I don't think you would have any trouble at all in deciding that you are thinking of some event and then visualizing it happening with its consequences, and constructing a rational analysis of it without being able to verbalize it adequately in anything like its full complexity. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

I don't think you would have any trouble at all in deciding that you are thinking of some event and then visualizing it happening with its consequences, and constructing a rational analysis of it without being able to verbalize it adequately in anything like its full complexity.


Quote: The United States is alone among all the countries in that it does not permit US military forces to be under any threat. Other countries are willing to have forces in peace-keeping operations where they sometimes are under threat, but the US is not willing to do that. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of Noam Chomsky quote; white text on black background

The United States is alone among all the countries in that it does not permit US military forces to be under any threat. Other countries are willing to have forces in peace-keeping operations where they sometimes are under threat, but the US is not willing to do that.


Quote: There's no more morality in world affairs, fundamentally, than there was at the time of Genghis Khan. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There's no more morality in world affairs, fundamentally, than there was at the time of Genghis Khan.


Quote: For business after WWII democracy means getting people to regard government as an alien force that's robbing them and oppressing them, not as their government. In a democracy it would be your government. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

For business after WWII democracy means getting people to regard government as an alien force that's robbing them and oppressing them, not as their government. In a democracy it would be your government.


Quote: The majority of the population thinks that if the government runs healthcare, they're going to take away your freedom. At the same time, the public favors a national healthcare program. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The majority of the population thinks that if the government runs healthcare, they're going to take away your freedom. At the same time, the public favors a national healthcare program.


Quote: Anyone who studies declassified documents soon becomes aware that government secrecy is largely an effort to protect policy makers from scrutiny by citizens, not to protect the country from enemies. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Anyone who studies declassified documents soon becomes aware that government secrecy is largely an effort to protect policy makers from scrutiny by citizens, not to protect the country from enemies.


Quote: After all, the internet originated around 1960 and wasn't privatized until 1995. That's thirty five years in the public domain during the hard, creative development period. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

After all, the internet originated around 1960 and wasn't privatized until 1995. That's thirty five years in the public domain during the hard, creative development period.


Quote: I just don't care about popular culture. It looks to me pointless and superficial. If I had free time I'd rather read a 19th century novel. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I just don't care about popular culture. It looks to me pointless and superficial. If I had free time I'd rather read a 19th century novel.


Quote: The worst terrorist crimes going on right now are the drone campaigns. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The worst terrorist crimes going on right now are the drone campaigns.


Quote: You never really saw the racism in Europe in the past because it was so homogeneous. When everyone is blonde and blue-eyed, you don't see racism. But as soon as there was the beginnings of immigration, it just came out very dramatically. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

You never really saw the racism in Europe in the past because it was so homogeneous. When everyone is blonde and blue-eyed, you don't see racism. But as soon as there was the beginnings of immigration, it just came out very dramatically.


Quote: If we move toward the weaponisation of space, we can bid farewell to the planet. The chances of survival are very slight. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If we move toward the weaponisation of space, we can bid farewell to the planet. The chances of survival are very slight.


Quote: That's a large part of the source of the gun culture. You have to have a gun when you go into Starbucks, because who knows what's going to happen. It just doesn't happen in other countries. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

That's a large part of the source of the gun culture. You have to have a gun when you go into Starbucks, because who knows what's going to happen. It just doesn't happen in other countries.


Quote: The European reaction to Obama is a European delusion. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The European reaction to Obama is a European delusion.


Quote: The Andes region is not stable. So we can expect to see more US intervention. It could be under any kind of pretext. We can no longer use the Russians as an excuse, as we did in Central America in the 1980's, so drugs will have to do. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The Andes region is not stable. So we can expect to see more US intervention. It could be under any kind of pretext. We can no longer use the Russians as an excuse, as we did in Central America in the 1980's, so drugs will have to do.


Quote: South America goes its own way dramatically in international affairs. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

South America goes its own way dramatically in international affairs.


Quote: We are entering a period of human history that may provide an answer to the question of whether it is better to be smart than stupid. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

We are entering a period of human history that may provide an answer to the question of whether it is better to be smart than stupid.


Quote: We have never had class-based parties. We've had parties run by the business classes. There's slight variations. Like in the New Deal period, there was a lot of popular activism, so things shifted slightly, but not much. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

We have never had class-based parties. We've had parties run by the business classes. There's slight variations. Like in the New Deal period, there was a lot of popular activism, so things shifted slightly, but not much.


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