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quote by Noam Chomsky: We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: There's plenty of challenging, gratifying, interesting, productive workaround for people to do, and there are plenty of people who want to do it―they simply aren't being allowed that opportunity unde… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There's plenty of challenging, gratifying, interesting, productive workaround for people to do, and there are plenty of people who want to do it―they simply aren't being allowed that opportunity under the current economic system.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: You go into a hospital now, it's dangerous. We can get diseases that can't be dealt with, that are moving around the hospital. A lot of that traces back to industrial meat production. These are reall… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

You go into a hospital now, it's dangerous. We can get diseases that can't be dealt with, that are moving around the hospital. A lot of that traces back to industrial meat production. These are really serious threats, all over the place.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: What's the point of being better than someone else? with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

What's the point of being better than someone else?

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The people I find most impressive are generally unknown at the time of their actions and forgotten in history. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The people I find most impressive are generally unknown at the time of their actions and forgotten in history.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of the writer as a moral agent is to try to bring the truth about matters of human significance to an audience that can do something about them. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The responsibility of the writer as a moral agent is to try to bring the truth about matters of human significance to an audience that can do something about them.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: There's a strange myth of Anglo-Saxonism. When the University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson, for example, its law school offered the study of Anglo-Saxon Law. And that myth of Anglo-Sax… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There's a strange myth of Anglo-Saxonism. When the University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson, for example, its law school offered the study of Anglo-Saxon Law. And that myth of Anglo-Saxonism carries right over into the early twentieth century.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Nixon at one point informs Kissinger ... that he wanted bombing of Cambodia. And Kissinger loyally transmits the order to the Pentagon to carry out a massive bombing campaign in Cambodia. Anything th… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Nixon at one point informs Kissinger ... that he wanted bombing of Cambodia. And Kissinger loyally transmits the order to the Pentagon to carry out a massive bombing campaign in Cambodia. Anything that flies on anything that moves ... genocide.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: China has been there for 3,000 years, has contempt for the barbarians, is overcoming a century of domination, and simply moves on its own. It does not get intimidated when Uncle Sam shakes his fist. … with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

China has been there for 3,000 years, has contempt for the barbarians, is overcoming a century of domination, and simply moves on its own. It does not get intimidated when Uncle Sam shakes his fist. That's scary.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: During the 1990's, Colombia was the leading recipient of US military aid and training in the hemisphere. Approximately half of all US aid in the hemisphere went to Colombia. Colombia was also far and… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

During the 1990's, Colombia was the leading recipient of US military aid and training in the hemisphere. Approximately half of all US aid in the hemisphere went to Colombia. Colombia was also far and away the leading human rights violator in the hemisphere.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Today, aid to Colombia is given under the pretext of a drug war. That's pretty hard to take seriously. Ten years ago, Amnesty International flatly called it a myth. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Today, aid to Colombia is given under the pretext of a drug war. That's pretty hard to take seriously. Ten years ago, Amnesty International flatly called it a myth.

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: Colombia is potentially a very wealthy country. It has tremendous resources, but its wealth is highly concentrated. Most of the population lives in misery, which has led to violent confrontation thro… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Colombia is potentially a very wealthy country. It has tremendous resources, but its wealth is highly concentrated. Most of the population lives in misery, which has led to violent confrontation throughout the century.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Colombia has been the leading western recipient of U.S. arms and training as violence has grown through the '90s. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Colombia has been the leading western recipient of U.S. arms and training as violence has grown through the '90s.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Take Cuba. A very large majority of the U.S. population is in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba and has been for a long time with some fluctuations. And even part of the business w… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Take Cuba. A very large majority of the U.S. population is in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba and has been for a long time with some fluctuations. And even part of the business world is in favor of it too. But the government won't allow it.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: I agree with Bill Clinton that US forces should not be sent to Haiti, but not for his reasons. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I agree with Bill Clinton that US forces should not be sent to Haiti, but not for his reasons.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Haiti, which has been the main target of US intervention throughout the 20th century, is the poorest. And Guatemala, which is maybe the third major target of US intervention, probably ranks third poo… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Haiti, which has been the main target of US intervention throughout the 20th century, is the poorest. And Guatemala, which is maybe the third major target of US intervention, probably ranks third poorest.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: It turned out that Bill Clinton had authorized Texaco to illegally ship oil to the military junta in Haiti during a time when we were supposedly opposing the military junta and supporting democracy i… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

It turned out that Bill Clinton had authorized Texaco to illegally ship oil to the military junta in Haiti during a time when we were supposedly opposing the military junta and supporting democracy instead.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Iceland is capitalist social democratic, rather like the Nordic countries generally. The capital had a mayor who is an anarchist, but the city has been nothing like that. In fact a few years ago it w… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Iceland is capitalist social democratic, rather like the Nordic countries generally. The capital had a mayor who is an anarchist, but the city has been nothing like that. In fact a few years ago it was super-neoliberal, which led to the crash.

--Noam Chomsky


quote by Noam Chomsky: Isn't it interesting that eating a banana is somehow comical. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Isn't it interesting that eating a banana is somehow comical.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The missile defense component is a minor feature that nobody takes very seriously. Nobody really believes that the US is trying to protect itself from North Korea. That's not serious. But the militar… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The missile defense component is a minor feature that nobody takes very seriously. Nobody really believes that the US is trying to protect itself from North Korea. That's not serious. But the militarization of space is quite serious.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: I don't think that the United States cares. They just assume that North Korea will soon have nuclear weapons. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I don't think that the United States cares. They just assume that North Korea will soon have nuclear weapons.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: If North Korea doesn't have a deterrent, they will be wiped out. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If North Korea doesn't have a deterrent, they will be wiped out.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In any case, it is better to have some deal than no deal, but it's interesting that Obama picked the day of implementing of Iran deal to impose new sanctions on North Korea. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In any case, it is better to have some deal than no deal, but it's interesting that Obama picked the day of implementing of Iran deal to impose new sanctions on North Korea.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: If the US were to attack North Korea, they'd certainly destroy North Korea, but South Korea would be pretty well wiped out too. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If the US were to attack North Korea, they'd certainly destroy North Korea, but South Korea would be pretty well wiped out too.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: While the state can coerce, with some exceptions (like North Korea) it seems to me misleading to think of it as capable of enslavement. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

While the state can coerce, with some exceptions (like North Korea) it seems to me misleading to think of it as capable of enslavement.

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: What the polls don't tell you is, though other polls do, is that if you do a study of CEOs, top executives in corporations, they're liberal. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

What the polls don't tell you is, though other polls do, is that if you do a study of CEOs, top executives in corporations, they're liberal.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Mexico is a pretty poor country, but they are maintaining a free, high quality public education system, not for everyone of course but pretty substantial. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Mexico is a pretty poor country, but they are maintaining a free, high quality public education system, not for everyone of course but pretty substantial.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Travel from what is called Pakistan to Afghanistan has been made increasingly difficult and people are often labelled terrorists, even those who might be just visiting families. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Travel from what is called Pakistan to Afghanistan has been made increasingly difficult and people are often labelled terrorists, even those who might be just visiting families.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The US intervened in the Philippines to uplift and christianize the backward people, killing a couple of hundred thousand of them and destroying the place. The same thing happened in Haiti, the same … with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The US intervened in the Philippines to uplift and christianize the backward people, killing a couple of hundred thousand of them and destroying the place. The same thing happened in Haiti, the same thing happened with other countries.

--Noam Chomsky


quote by Noam Chomsky: Francisco Franco said they should resort to guerrilla war. Which has a history in Spain. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Francisco Franco said they should resort to guerrilla war. Which has a history in Spain.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The government of Rwanda, which is a US client, is intervening massively, and Uganda to an extent. It's almost an international war in Africa. Well, how many people know about this? with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The government of Rwanda, which is a US client, is intervening massively, and Uganda to an extent. It's almost an international war in Africa. Well, how many people know about this?

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Around 2008 and again in 2013 NATO officially offered the Ukraine the opportunity to join NATO. That's something no Russian government is ever going to accept. It's right at the geopolitical heartlan… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Around 2008 and again in 2013 NATO officially offered the Ukraine the opportunity to join NATO. That's something no Russian government is ever going to accept. It's right at the geopolitical heartland of Russia.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The new crimes that the US and Israel were committing in Gaza as 2009 opened do not fit easily into any standard category--except for the category of familiarity. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The new crimes that the US and Israel were committing in Gaza as 2009 opened do not fit easily into any standard category--except for the category of familiarity.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: This Sarah Palin phenomenon is very curious. I think somebody watching us from Mars--they would think the country has gone insane. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

This Sarah Palin phenomenon is very curious. I think somebody watching us from Mars--they would think the country has gone insane.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Latin America is all moving to the left, from Venezuela to Argentina with rare exceptions, but there's a good left and a bad left. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Latin America is all moving to the left, from Venezuela to Argentina with rare exceptions, but there's a good left and a bad left.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Actually, my first article, it wasn't about the anarchists; it was about the fall of Barcelona and the spread of fascism over Europe, which was frightening. But a couple of years later I became inter… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Actually, my first article, it wasn't about the anarchists; it was about the fall of Barcelona and the spread of fascism over Europe, which was frightening. But a couple of years later I became interested in the anarchist movement.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Quite generally, international affairs have more than a slight resemblance to the Mafia. The Godfather does not take it lightly when he is crossed, even by a small storekeeper. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Quite generally, international affairs have more than a slight resemblance to the Mafia. The Godfather does not take it lightly when he is crossed, even by a small storekeeper.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Religion is based on the idea that God is an imbecile. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Religion is based on the idea that God is an imbecile.

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: It is quite possible -- overwhelmingly probable, one might guess -- that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

It is quite possible -- overwhelmingly probable, one might guess -- that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: International relations bears more than a slight resemblance to the mafia. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

International relations bears more than a slight resemblance to the mafia.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The indoctrination is so deep that educated people think they're being objective. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The indoctrination is so deep that educated people think they're being objective.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Goebbels was in favor of free speech for views he liked. So was Stalin. If you're really in favor of free speech, then you're in favor of freedom of speech for precisely the views you despise. Otherw… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Goebbels was in favor of free speech for views he liked. So was Stalin. If you're really in favor of free speech, then you're in favor of freedom of speech for precisely the views you despise. Otherwise, you're not in favor of free speech.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: We still name our military helicopter gunships after victims of genocide. Nobody bats an eyelash about that: Blackhawk. Apache. And Comanche. If the Luftwaffe named its military helicopters Jew and G… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

We still name our military helicopter gunships after victims of genocide. Nobody bats an eyelash about that: Blackhawk. Apache. And Comanche. If the Luftwaffe named its military helicopters Jew and Gypsy, I suppose people would notice.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Governments will use whatever technology is available to combat their primary enemy -- their own population. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Governments will use whatever technology is available to combat their primary enemy -- their own population.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for meaningful democracy. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for meaningful democracy.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The structure of language determines not only thought, but reality itself. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The structure of language determines not only thought, but reality itself.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have. The more opportunity you have, the more responsibility you have. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have. The more opportunity you have, the more responsibility you have.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: He who controls the media controls the minds of the public. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

He who controls the media controls the minds of the public.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Language etches the grooves through which your thoughts must flow. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Language etches the grooves through which your thoughts must flow.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: How it is we have so much information, but know so little? with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

How it is we have so much information, but know so little?

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplat… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a poss… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: From anti-semite to self-hating jew, all in one day. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

From anti-semite to self-hating jew, all in one day.

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: What right does the US have to do anything in Colombia? Does Colombia have the right to bomb North Carolina? There are more Colombians dying from tobacco than Americans dying from heroin. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

What right does the US have to do anything in Colombia? Does Colombia have the right to bomb North Carolina? There are more Colombians dying from tobacco than Americans dying from heroin.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: About half the population thinks that every person in Congress, including their own representative, should be thrown out. That's the center not holding. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

About half the population thinks that every person in Congress, including their own representative, should be thrown out. That's the center not holding.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Unfortunately, you can't vote the rascals out, because you never voted them in, in the first place. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Unfortunately, you can't vote the rascals out, because you never voted them in, in the first place.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorshi… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern corporations.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Peace is preferable to war. But it's not an absolute value, and so we always ask, What kind of peace? with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Peace is preferable to war. But it's not an absolute value, and so we always ask, What kind of peace?

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: If we don't believe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If we don't believe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: It's not radical Islam that worries the US -- it's independence. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

It's not radical Islam that worries the US -- it's independence.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry? with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry?

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies. with background image: aerial photo of foggy mountains
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It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The first scholarly edition of Magna Carta was published by the eminent jurist William Blackstone. It was not an easy task. There was no good text available. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The first scholarly edition of Magna Carta was published by the eminent jurist William Blackstone. It was not an easy task. There was no good text available.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In general, I think, U.S. policies remain constant, going back to the Second World War. But the capacity to implement them is declining. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In general, I think, U.S. policies remain constant, going back to the Second World War. But the capacity to implement them is declining.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The U.S. increasingly has taken on the characteristics of what we describe as 'failed states.' with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The U.S. increasingly has taken on the characteristics of what we describe as 'failed states.'

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: It makes sense for Japan to pursue a more independent role in the world, following Latin America and others in freeing itself from U.S. domination. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

It makes sense for Japan to pursue a more independent role in the world, following Latin America and others in freeing itself from U.S. domination.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Armed attack has a definition in international law. It means sudden, overwhelming, instantaneous ongoing attack. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Armed attack has a definition in international law. It means sudden, overwhelming, instantaneous ongoing attack.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: I didn't pay my taxes for years. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I didn't pay my taxes for years.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Government actually grew during the Reagan years. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Government actually grew during the Reagan years.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: By 1960, the South Africans knew that they were becoming a pariah state. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

By 1960, the South Africans knew that they were becoming a pariah state.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Obama, of course, outspent McCain. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Obama, of course, outspent McCain.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The U.S. is just in a class by itself in military expenses. It basically matches the rest of the world, and it's far more advanced. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The U.S. is just in a class by itself in military expenses. It basically matches the rest of the world, and it's far more advanced.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In the United States, we can do almost anything we want. It's not like Egypt, where you're going to get murdered by the security forces. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In the United States, we can do almost anything we want. It's not like Egypt, where you're going to get murdered by the security forces.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The government of Israel doesn't like the kinds of things I say, which puts them into the same category as every other government in the world. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The government of Israel doesn't like the kinds of things I say, which puts them into the same category as every other government in the world.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Sooner or later, jihadist-style terror and WMD are going to come together and the consequences could be horrendous. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Sooner or later, jihadist-style terror and WMD are going to come together and the consequences could be horrendous.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The argument that resistance to the war should remain strictly nonviolent seems to me overwhelming. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The argument that resistance to the war should remain strictly nonviolent seems to me overwhelming.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: An individual's refusal to carry out the criminal acts of his government sets the stage, in the most effective way possible, for the attempt to demonstrate the criminal nature of these acts. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

An individual's refusal to carry out the criminal acts of his government sets the stage, in the most effective way possible, for the attempt to demonstrate the criminal nature of these acts.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The U.S. has strategic and economic interests in Southeast Asia that must be secured. Holding Indochina is essential to securing these interests. Therefore, we must hold Indochina. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The U.S. has strategic and economic interests in Southeast Asia that must be secured. Holding Indochina is essential to securing these interests. Therefore, we must hold Indochina.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: U.S. analysts estimate that Russian military expenditures have tripled during the Bush-Putin years, in large measure a predicted reaction to the Bush administration's militancy and aggressiveness. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

U.S. analysts estimate that Russian military expenditures have tripled during the Bush-Putin years, in large measure a predicted reaction to the Bush administration's militancy and aggressiveness.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Violence can succeed, as Americans know well from the conquest of the national territory. But at terrible cost. It can also provoke violence in response, and often does. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Violence can succeed, as Americans know well from the conquest of the national territory. But at terrible cost. It can also provoke violence in response, and often does.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The appropriate response to terrorist crimes is police work, which has been successful worldwide. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The appropriate response to terrorist crimes is police work, which has been successful worldwide.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The neo-cons constitute a radical reactionary fringe of the planning spectrum, but the spectrum is narrow. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The neo-cons constitute a radical reactionary fringe of the planning spectrum, but the spectrum is narrow.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: There was unprecedented elite condemnation of the plans to invade Iraq. Sensible analysts were able to perceive that the enterprise carried significant risks for U.S. interests, however conceived. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There was unprecedented elite condemnation of the plans to invade Iraq. Sensible analysts were able to perceive that the enterprise carried significant risks for U.S. interests, however conceived.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: There's never been anything like the so-called Vietnam Syndrome: it's mostly a fabrication. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There's never been anything like the so-called Vietnam Syndrome: it's mostly a fabrication.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The American claim that the bombing of North Vietnam was directed against military targets does not withstand direct investigation. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The American claim that the bombing of North Vietnam was directed against military targets does not withstand direct investigation.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Washington still refuses to provide evidence to support the claims in 1990 that a huge Iraqi military build-up on the Saudi border justified war. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Washington still refuses to provide evidence to support the claims in 1990 that a huge Iraqi military build-up on the Saudi border justified war.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In the late 1960s, the masses were supposed to be passive, not entering into the public arena and having their voices heard. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In the late 1960s, the masses were supposed to be passive, not entering into the public arena and having their voices heard.

--Noam Chomsky

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