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Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an American born linguist, philosopher and political activist who serves as a professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics. He has authored more than 150 books to date and is known as much for his prolific writing as his political descent and anarchy. His theory of gener…

Date of Birth: December 07, 1928


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"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it." Noam Chomsky
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"Predatory capitalism created a complex industrial system and an advanced technology; it permitted a considerable extension of democratic practice and fostered certain liberal values, but within limits that are now being pressed and must be overcome. It is not a fit system for the mid-twentieth century." Noam Chomsky
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"The consistent anarchist should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort. He will not only oppose alienated and specialized labor and look forward to the appropriation of capital by the whole body of workers, but he will also insist that this appropriation be direct, not exercised by some elite force acting in the name of the proletariat. Some sort of council communism is the natural form of revolutionary socialism in an industrial society. It reflects the intuitive understanding that democracy is largely a sham when the industrial system is controlled by any form of autocratic elite, whether of owners, managers, and technocrats, a ''vanguard'' party, or a State bureaucracy." Noam Chomsky
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"If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged." Noam Chomsky
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"The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people." Noam Chomsky
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"The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history." Noam Chomsky
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"The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven into the desert." Noam Chomsky
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"Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media." Noam Chomsky
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"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." Noam Chomsky
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"To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public." Noam Chomsky
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"States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions." Noam Chomsky
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"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." Noam Chomsky
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"Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world." Noam Chomsky
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"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
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"Suppose that humans happen to be so constructed that they desire the opportunity for freely undertaken productive work. Suppose that they want to be free from the meddling of technocrats and commissars, bankers and tycoons, mad bombers who engage in psychological tests of will with peasants defending their homes, behavioral scientists who can't tell a pigeon from a poet, or anyone else who tries to wish freedom and dignity out of existence or beat them into oblivion." Noam Chomsky
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"We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others." Noam Chomsky
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"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." Noam Chomsky
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"I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system." Noam Chomsky
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"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." Noam Chomsky
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"Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony." Noam Chomsky
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"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it." Noam Chomsky
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