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quote by Noam Chomsky: The prescription for endless war poses a far greater danger to Americans than perceived enemies do, for reasons the terrorist organisations understand very well. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The prescription for endless war poses a far greater danger to Americans than perceived enemies do, for reasons the terrorist organisations understand very well.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: For many of the world's conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

For many of the world's conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: If you get to a point where the existing institutions will not bend to the popular will, you have to eliminate the institutions. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you get to a point where the existing institutions will not bend to the popular will, you have to eliminate the institutions.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In the 1930s, unemployed working people could anticipate that their jobs would come back. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In the 1930s, unemployed working people could anticipate that their jobs would come back.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Right after the assassination of Osama bin Laden, amid all the cheers and applause, there were a few critical comments questioning the legality of the act. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Right after the assassination of Osama bin Laden, amid all the cheers and applause, there were a few critical comments questioning the legality of the act.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In some respects, South African apartheid was more vicious than Israeli practices, and in some respects the opposite is true. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In some respects, South African apartheid was more vicious than Israeli practices, and in some respects the opposite is true.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: My speculation is that the U.S. does not want to establish the principle that it has to defer to some higher authority before carrying out the use of violence. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

My speculation is that the U.S. does not want to establish the principle that it has to defer to some higher authority before carrying out the use of violence.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Right after 9-11, as far as I know, one newspaper in the United States had the integrity to investigate opinion in the Muslim world: the 'Wall Street Journal.' with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Right after 9-11, as far as I know, one newspaper in the United States had the integrity to investigate opinion in the Muslim world: the 'Wall Street Journal.'

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Control is the source of strategic power. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Control is the source of strategic power.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In the 1960s, there was a point, 1968, '69, when there was a very strong antiwar movement against the war in Vietnam. But it's worth remembering that the war in Vietnam started -- an outright war sta… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In the 1960s, there was a point, 1968, '69, when there was a very strong antiwar movement against the war in Vietnam. But it's worth remembering that the war in Vietnam started -- an outright war started in 1962.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: I have been -- I have spoken in Bir Zeit a number of times. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I have been -- I have spoken in Bir Zeit a number of times.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Egypt is the second-largest recipient over a long period of U.S. military and economic aid. Israel is first. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Egypt is the second-largest recipient over a long period of U.S. military and economic aid. Israel is first.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: When Reagan left office, he was the most unpopular living president, apart from Nixon, even below Carter. If you look at his years in office, he was not particularly popular. He was more or less aver… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

When Reagan left office, he was the most unpopular living president, apart from Nixon, even below Carter. If you look at his years in office, he was not particularly popular. He was more or less average. He severely harmed the American economy.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: There has been a huge attack against private sector unions. Actually, that's been going on since the Second World War. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There has been a huge attack against private sector unions. Actually, that's been going on since the Second World War.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: By most accounts, Aristide is the most popular figure in Haiti. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

By most accounts, Aristide is the most popular figure in Haiti.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: What's important in Libya is, first of all, it has a good deal of oil. A lot of the country is unexplored; there may be a lot more. And it's very high-quality oil, so very valuable. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

What's important in Libya is, first of all, it has a good deal of oil. A lot of the country is unexplored; there may be a lot more. And it's very high-quality oil, so very valuable.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In 1961, the United States began chemical warfare in Vietnam, South Vietnam, chemical warfare to destroy crops and livestock. That went on for seven years. The level of poison -- they used the most e… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In 1961, the United States began chemical warfare in Vietnam, South Vietnam, chemical warfare to destroy crops and livestock. That went on for seven years. The level of poison -- they used the most extreme carcinogen known: dioxin. And this went on for years.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The childcare tax credit makes some sense. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The childcare tax credit makes some sense.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: If you care about other people, you might try to organize to undermine power and authority. That's not going to happen if you care only about yourself. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you care about other people, you might try to organize to undermine power and authority. That's not going to happen if you care only about yourself.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Israel is a pretty crazy state. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Israel is a pretty crazy state.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: As you deal with more and more complex systems, it becomes harder and harder to find deep and interesting properties. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

As you deal with more and more complex systems, it becomes harder and harder to find deep and interesting properties.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Whatever the reasons may be, I was very much affected by events of the 1930s -- the Spanish Civil War, for example, though I was barely literate. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Whatever the reasons may be, I was very much affected by events of the 1930s -- the Spanish Civil War, for example, though I was barely literate.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: I don't pay a lot of attention to polls. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I don't pay a lot of attention to polls.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Suppose I criticise Iran. What impact does that have? The only impact it has is in fortifying those who want to carry out policies I don't agree with, like bombing. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Suppose I criticise Iran. What impact does that have? The only impact it has is in fortifying those who want to carry out policies I don't agree with, like bombing.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Responsibility, I believe, accrues through privilege. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Responsibility, I believe, accrues through privilege.

--Noam Chomsky

Longer Version:

Responsibility I believe accrues through privilege. People like you and me have an unbelievable amount of privilege and therefore we have a huge amount of responsibility. We live in free societies where we are not afraid of the police; we have extraordinary wealth available to us by global standards. If you have those things, then you have the kind of responsibility that a person does not have if he or she is slaving seventy hours a week to put food on the table; a responsibility at the very least to inform yourself about power. Beyond that, it is a question of whether you believe in moral certainties or not.


quote by Noam Chomsky: I know some really outstanding Turkish journalists, and have been pleased and honored to be able to join with them a few times in their courageous protests against state terror and repression. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I know some really outstanding Turkish journalists, and have been pleased and honored to be able to join with them a few times in their courageous protests against state terror and repression.

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: Greece has been, in many ways, a partially dysfunctional society. For example, the wealthy barely pay taxes... to an extent, that's true elsewhere, including the United States, but it's been pretty e… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Greece has been, in many ways, a partially dysfunctional society. For example, the wealthy barely pay taxes... to an extent, that's true elsewhere, including the United States, but it's been pretty extreme in Greece.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: I once did a three-hour interview with Radio Oxford only to be told the microphone hadn't picked me up. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I once did a three-hour interview with Radio Oxford only to be told the microphone hadn't picked me up.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Anti-Americanism is a pure totalitarian concept. The very notion is idiotic. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Anti-Americanism is a pure totalitarian concept. The very notion is idiotic.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten huma… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: A consistent anarchist must oppose private ownership of the means of production, and the wage-slavery which is a component of this system, as incompatible with the principle that labor must be freely… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

A consistent anarchist must oppose private ownership of the means of production, and the wage-slavery which is a component of this system, as incompatible with the principle that labor must be freely undertaken and under the control of the producer.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Free institutions certainly exist, but a tradition of passivity and conformism restricts their use -- a cynic might say that this is why they continue to exist. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Free institutions certainly exist, but a tradition of passivity and conformism restricts their use -- a cynic might say that this is why they continue to exist.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Those who had demanded no more than an end to the bombing of North Vietnam and a commitment to negotiations saw their demands being realized, and lapsed into silence. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Those who had demanded no more than an end to the bombing of North Vietnam and a commitment to negotiations saw their demands being realized, and lapsed into silence.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The whole infrastructure of air travel was, and is, part of government policy. It is not a natural development of a free economic system -- at least not in the way that is claimed. The same is true o… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The whole infrastructure of air travel was, and is, part of government policy. It is not a natural development of a free economic system -- at least not in the way that is claimed. The same is true of the roads, of course.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Since the civil war in Laos was resumed in earnest in 1963, American participation has been veiled in secrecy. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Since the civil war in Laos was resumed in earnest in 1963, American participation has been veiled in secrecy.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Part of the population of Laos lives in urban centers, Vientiane being the largest. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Part of the population of Laos lives in urban centers, Vientiane being the largest.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: U.S. Government propaganda tries to give the impression that aerial bombardment achieves near-surgical accuracy, so that military targets can be destroyed with minimal effect on civilians. Technical … with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

U.S. Government propaganda tries to give the impression that aerial bombardment achieves near-surgical accuracy, so that military targets can be destroyed with minimal effect on civilians. Technical documents give a different picture.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In the universities, cheap, vulnerable labor means adjuncts and graduate students. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In the universities, cheap, vulnerable labor means adjuncts and graduate students.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Radical Islamist extremists surely hope that an attack on Iraq will kill many people and destroy much of the country, providing recruits for terrorist actions. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Radical Islamist extremists surely hope that an attack on Iraq will kill many people and destroy much of the country, providing recruits for terrorist actions.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Occupying armies have responsibilities, not rights. Their primary responsibility is to withdraw as quickly and expeditiously as possible, in a manner determined by the occupied population. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Occupying armies have responsibilities, not rights. Their primary responsibility is to withdraw as quickly and expeditiously as possible, in a manner determined by the occupied population.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In November 2007, the White House issued a Declaration of Principles demanding that U.S. forces must remain indefinitely in Iraq and committing Iraq to privilege American investors. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In November 2007, the White House issued a Declaration of Principles demanding that U.S. forces must remain indefinitely in Iraq and committing Iraq to privilege American investors.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In 1949, China declared independence -- an event known in Western discourse as 'the loss of China' in the U.S. -- with bitter recriminations and conflict over who was responsible for that loss. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In 1949, China declared independence -- an event known in Western discourse as 'the loss of China' in the U.S. -- with bitter recriminations and conflict over who was responsible for that loss.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The western mantra is that Israel seeks negotiations without preconditions, while the Palestinians refuse. The opposite is more accurate. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The western mantra is that Israel seeks negotiations without preconditions, while the Palestinians refuse. The opposite is more accurate.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: John Lewis Gaddis is not only the favorite historian of the Reagan administration, but he's regarded as the dean of Cold War scholarship, the leading figure in the American Cold War scholarship, a pr… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

John Lewis Gaddis is not only the favorite historian of the Reagan administration, but he's regarded as the dean of Cold War scholarship, the leading figure in the American Cold War scholarship, a professor at Yale.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Israelis would mostly breathe a sigh of relief if Palestinians were to disappear. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Israelis would mostly breathe a sigh of relief if Palestinians were to disappear.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: When Rumsfeld gets up on television and says we have definitive intelligence that al Qaeda is working with Iraq, how is an ordinary citizen supposed to react? They won't tell you the evidence, and wh… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

When Rumsfeld gets up on television and says we have definitive intelligence that al Qaeda is working with Iraq, how is an ordinary citizen supposed to react? They won't tell you the evidence, and when anyone asks, they say, 'Well, you know: It's secret.'

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Cuba has become a symbol of courageous resistance to attack. Since 1959, Cuba has been under attack from the hemispheric superpower. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Cuba has become a symbol of courageous resistance to attack. Since 1959, Cuba has been under attack from the hemispheric superpower.

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: The Occupy movement is -- it was a big surprise. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The Occupy movement is -- it was a big surprise.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: After my first year of college, each course I took in every field was so boring that I didn't even go to the classes. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

After my first year of college, each course I took in every field was so boring that I didn't even go to the classes.

--Noam Chomsky


quote by Noam Chomsky: If you look back at the history of the twentieth century, Germany alone had practically destroyed Russia several times. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you look back at the history of the twentieth century, Germany alone had practically destroyed Russia several times.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Haitian rice farmers are quite efficient, but they can't compete with U.S. agribusiness that relies on a huge government subsidy, thanks to Ronald Reagan's free market enthusiasms. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Haitian rice farmers are quite efficient, but they can't compete with U.S. agribusiness that relies on a huge government subsidy, thanks to Ronald Reagan's free market enthusiasms.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: There are major efforts being made to dismantle Social Security, the public schools, the post office -- anything that benefits the population has to be dismantled. Efforts against the U.S. Postal Ser… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There are major efforts being made to dismantle Social Security, the public schools, the post office -- anything that benefits the population has to be dismantled. Efforts against the U.S. Postal Service are particularly surreal.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In much of the world, there is a sense of an ultra-powerful CIA manipulating everything that happens, such as running the Arab Spring, running the Pakistani Taliban, etc. That is just nonsense. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In much of the world, there is a sense of an ultra-powerful CIA manipulating everything that happens, such as running the Arab Spring, running the Pakistani Taliban, etc. That is just nonsense.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: When secular figures are turned into divinities, they way they are in Peian Yang or Stanford University -- that I don't like. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

When secular figures are turned into divinities, they way they are in Peian Yang or Stanford University -- that I don't like.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Meteorologists are pretty faces reading scripts telling you whether it's going to rain tomorrow. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Meteorologists are pretty faces reading scripts telling you whether it's going to rain tomorrow.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: If you ask the CEO of some major corporation what he does, he will say, in all honesty, that he is slaving 20 hours a day to provide his customers with the best goods or services he can and creating … with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you ask the CEO of some major corporation what he does, he will say, in all honesty, that he is slaving 20 hours a day to provide his customers with the best goods or services he can and creating the best possible working conditions for his employees.

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: When I look at public opinion, I'm not far out of the mainstream. I'm in it, in many respects. In some respects, public opinion goes beyond anything I've ever said. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

When I look at public opinion, I'm not far out of the mainstream. I'm in it, in many respects. In some respects, public opinion goes beyond anything I've ever said.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: My proposal happens to be very mainstream. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

My proposal happens to be very mainstream.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: If you want to achieve something, you build the basis for it. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If you want to achieve something, you build the basis for it.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: How people themselves perceive what they are doing is not a question that interests me. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

How people themselves perceive what they are doing is not a question that interests me.

--Noam Chomsky

Longer Version:

How people themselves perceive what they are doing is not a question that interests me. I mean, there are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, 'That person I see is a savage monster'; instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do. If you ask the CEO of some major corporation what he does he will say, in all honesty, that he is slaving 20 hours a day to provide his customers with the best goods or services he can and creating the best possible working conditions for his employees. But then you take a look at what the corporation does, the effect of its legal structure, the vast inequalities in pay and conditions, and you see the reality is something far different.


quote by Noam Chomsky: As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: I don't usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this 'hopey changey stuff,' she was right: there was nothing there. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I don't usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this 'hopey changey stuff,' she was right: there was nothing there.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: In Latin America, specialists and polling organisations have, for some time, observed that the extension of formal democracy was accompanied by an increasing disillusionment about democracy and a lac… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

In Latin America, specialists and polling organisations have, for some time, observed that the extension of formal democracy was accompanied by an increasing disillusionment about democracy and a lack of faith in democratic institutions.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The country that consistently ranks among the highest in educational achievement is Finland. A rich country, but education is free. Germany, education is free. France, education is free. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The country that consistently ranks among the highest in educational achievement is Finland. A rich country, but education is free. Germany, education is free. France, education is free.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The poorest country in South America, Bolivia, had been devastated by neoliberal economic policies. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The poorest country in South America, Bolivia, had been devastated by neoliberal economic policies.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Civil disobedience is -- it's no fun. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Civil disobedience is -- it's no fun.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: There are nuclear-weapons-free zones in several parts of the world already, except that they're not implemented fully, because the U.S. won't allow it. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

There are nuclear-weapons-free zones in several parts of the world already, except that they're not implemented fully, because the U.S. won't allow it.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Public opinion in Egypt is very antagonistic to the way the dictatorship, Mubarak dictatorship, interpreted relations with Israel. Very antagonistic. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Public opinion in Egypt is very antagonistic to the way the dictatorship, Mubarak dictatorship, interpreted relations with Israel. Very antagonistic.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The 14th Amendment was recognized right away to be problematic. The concept of person was both too narrow and too broad, and the courts went to work to overcome both of those flaws. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The 14th Amendment was recognized right away to be problematic. The concept of person was both too narrow and too broad, and the courts went to work to overcome both of those flaws.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: I don't think a Jewish or Christian or Islamic state is a proper concept. I would object to the United States as a Christian state. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I don't think a Jewish or Christian or Islamic state is a proper concept. I would object to the United States as a Christian state.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Language is one component of the human cognitive capacity which happens to be fairly amenable to enquiry. So we know a good deal about that. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Language is one component of the human cognitive capacity which happens to be fairly amenable to enquiry. So we know a good deal about that.

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: Guantanamo is still open, but it's unlikely that serious torture is going on at Guantanamo. There is just too much inspection. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Guantanamo is still open, but it's unlikely that serious torture is going on at Guantanamo. There is just too much inspection.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: If humans were totally unstructured creatures, they would be... a tool which can properly be shaped by outside forces. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If humans were totally unstructured creatures, they would be... a tool which can properly be shaped by outside forces.

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: I am opposed to the accumulation of executive power anywhere. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I am opposed to the accumulation of executive power anywhere.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The 'peace movement' exists only in the fantasies of the paranoid. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The 'peace movement' exists only in the fantasies of the paranoid.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: It is true that classical libertarian thought is opposed to state intervention in social life, as a consequence of deeper assumptions about the human need for liberty, diversity, and free association. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

It is true that classical libertarian thought is opposed to state intervention in social life, as a consequence of deeper assumptions about the human need for liberty, diversity, and free association.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Markets have built in inefficiencies, serious inefficiencies which are well known. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Markets have built in inefficiencies, serious inefficiencies which are well known.

--Noam Chomsky

quote by Noam Chomsky: As Bromberger observed, rules are understood to be elements of the computational systems that determine the sound and meaning of the infinite array of expressions of a language; the information so de… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

As Bromberger observed, rules are understood to be elements of the computational systems that determine the sound and meaning of the infinite array of expressions of a language; the information so derived is accessed by other systems in language use.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The Great Seal was an early proclamation of 'humanitarian intervention,' to use the currently fashionable phrase. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The Great Seal was an early proclamation of 'humanitarian intervention,' to use the currently fashionable phrase.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The Iraq War was the first conflict in western history in which an imperialist war was massively protested against before it had even been launched. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The Iraq War was the first conflict in western history in which an imperialist war was massively protested against before it had even been launched.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: If a child from an Amazonian hunter-gatherer tribe comes to Boston, is raised in Boston, that child will be indistinguishable in language capacities from my children growing up here, and vice versa. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

If a child from an Amazonian hunter-gatherer tribe comes to Boston, is raised in Boston, that child will be indistinguishable in language capacities from my children growing up here, and vice versa.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The United States is afraid of China; it is not a military threat to anyone and is the least aggressive of all the major military powers. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The United States is afraid of China; it is not a military threat to anyone and is the least aggressive of all the major military powers.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Unlike Europe, China can't be intimidated. Europe backs down if the United States looks at it the wrong way. But China, they've been there for 3,000 years and are paying no attention to the barbarian… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Unlike Europe, China can't be intimidated. Europe backs down if the United States looks at it the wrong way. But China, they've been there for 3,000 years and are paying no attention to the barbarians and don't see any need to.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The U.S. is off the spectrum in religious commitment. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The U.S. is off the spectrum in religious commitment.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: I don't think that experience is a very useful or convincing attribute for a sensible foreign policy. Henry Kissinger had a lot of experience. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I don't think that experience is a very useful or convincing attribute for a sensible foreign policy. Henry Kissinger had a lot of experience.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The polls show that concern over inequality among the general public rose pretty sharply after the Occupy movement started, very probably as a consequence. And there are other policy issues that came… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The polls show that concern over inequality among the general public rose pretty sharply after the Occupy movement started, very probably as a consequence. And there are other policy issues that came to the fore, which are significant.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: The good news from the U.S. military survey of focus groups is that Iraqis do accept the Nuremberg principles. They understand that sectarian violence and the other postwar horrors are contained with… with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

The good news from the U.S. military survey of focus groups is that Iraqis do accept the Nuremberg principles. They understand that sectarian violence and the other postwar horrors are contained within the supreme international crime committed by the invaders.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Latin America has much richer resources. You'd expect it to be far more advanced than East Asia, but it had the disadvantage of being under imperialist wings. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Latin America has much richer resources. You'd expect it to be far more advanced than East Asia, but it had the disadvantage of being under imperialist wings.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: I do not think psychoanalysis has a scientific basis. If we can't explain why a cockroach decides to turn left, how can we explain why a human being decides to do something? with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

I do not think psychoanalysis has a scientific basis. If we can't explain why a cockroach decides to turn left, how can we explain why a human being decides to do something?

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Death and genitals are things that frighten people, and when people are frightened, they develop means of concealment and aggression. It is common sense. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Death and genitals are things that frighten people, and when people are frightened, they develop means of concealment and aggression. It is common sense.

--Noam Chomsky
quote by Noam Chomsky: Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it. with background image: photo of author Noam Chomsky with quote

Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.

--Noam Chomsky

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