Libertarian socialism is properly to be regarded as the inheritor of the liberal ideals of the Enlightenment.
My father was a great sympathizer of Ahad Ha'am. Every Friday night we would read Hebrew together, and often the reading was Ahad Ha'am's essays.
Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.
The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control -- 'indoctrination', we might say -- exercised through the mass media.
The process of shaping opinion, attitudes, and perceptions was termed the 'engineering of consent' by one of the founders of the modern public relations industry, Edward Bernays.
The probability of apocalypse soon cannot be realistically estimated, but it is surely too high for any sane person to contemplate with equanimity.
Undoubtedly, the U.S. harbors leading international terrorists, people described by the F.B.I. and the Justice Department as leading terrorists, like Orlando Bosch, now Posada Carriles, not to speak of those who actually implement state terrorism.
You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
It's a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided.
Some of the most moving experiences I've had are just in black churches in the South, during the Civil Rights Movement, where people were getting beaten, killed, really struggling for the most elementary rights.
Nationalism has a way of oppressing others.
In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
The United States was seriously defeated in Iraq by Iraqi nationalism -- mostly by nonviolent resistance. The United States could kill the insurgents, but they couldn't deal with half a million people demonstrating in the streets.
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.
As a Zionist youth leader in the 1940s, I was among those who called for a binational state in Mandatory Palestine. When a Jewish state was declared, I felt that it should have the rights of other states -- no more, no less.
Obama himself has been highly supportive of Mubarak.