Noam Chomsky
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Just a few of my fave quotes from the great man.


"For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of 'brainwashing under freedom' to which we are subjected and which all too often we sere as willing or unwitting instruments."

"If the Nuremberg laws were applied today, then every Post-War American president would have to be hanged."

"There are no magic answers, no miraculous methods to overcome the problems we face, just the familiar ones: honest search for understanding, education, organization, action that raises the cost of state violence for its perpetrators or that lays the basis for institutional change--and the kind of commitment that will persist despite the temptations of disillusionment, despite many failures and only limited successes, inspired by the hope of a brighter future."

"In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival."

"It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies."
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Gwarn Noam
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#2

Quote:It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies."

and artists......... Mona
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#3

strike, whats a totalitarian society?
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#4

occasionally it's interesting to bump the last thread on SC, especially when it's as relevant as chomsky is still today


"Manufacturing Consent" is required viewing, imo
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#5

Twothumbs
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#6

chomsky, arguably the most brilliant mind of the 20th century
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#7

MetaLX Wrote:chomsky, arguably the most brilliant mind of the 20th century

Yes
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