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Noam Chomsky Quote: “The worst drug of all by far is tobacco; the death toll from tobacco is just overwhelming.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “I choose to live in what I think is the greatest country in the world, which is committing horrendous terrorist acts and should stop.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “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 Quote: “WikiLeaks is a service to the population. Assange should get an award for – presidential medal of honor.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “It is a virtual reflex for governments to plead security concerns when they undertake any controversial action, often as a pretext for something else.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “If anybody thinks they should listen to me because I’m a professor at MIT, that’s nonsense. You should decide whether something makes sense by its content, not by the letters after the name of the person who says it.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Anywhere in Latin America there is a potential threat of the pathology of caudillismo and it has to be guarded against.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “These are questions for action, not speculation, which is idle.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Amusing and perfectly self-conscious charlatans.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Far from creating independent thinkers, schools have always, throughout history, played an institutional role in a system of control and coercion. And once you are well educated you have already been socialized in ways that support the power structure, which, in turn, rewards you immensely.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Reagan was extreme. Beginning of his administration, one of the first things was to call in scabs – hadn’t been done for a long time, and it’s illegal in most countries – in the air controller strike.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “As far as Marx’s analysis of capitalism, there’s a lot of very useful ideas in it, but he’s developing an abstract model of 19th century capitalism. It’s abstract and it’s changed.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments, to analyze actions according to their causes and motives and often hidden intentions.”
Noam Chomsky 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: “Anything that you are achieving that undermines and threatens systems of power will meet with oppression. Systems of power don’t say ‘thank you.’ What’s important is not to focus all your efforts on the oppression, but to continue the constructive work.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “European settlers coming to a foreign land, settling there, and either committing genocide against or expelling the indigenous people. The Zionists have not invented anything new in this respect.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “When I was a college student and I got interested in linguistics the concern among students was, this is a lot of fun, but after we have done a structural analysis of every language in the world what’s left? It was assumed there were basically no puzzles.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “When the NSA’s surveillance program was exposed by Edward Snowden’s revelations, high officials claimed that it had prevented fifty-four terrorist acts. On inquiry, that was whittled down to a dozen. A high-level government panel then discovered that there was actually only one case: someone had sent $8,500 to Somalia. That was the total yield of the huge assault on the Constitution and, of course, on others throughout the world.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “My intellectual achievement was retarded when I went to high school. I sort of sank into a black hole because I had to go to the high-achieving, academic public high school.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “We are hurtling towards self-destruction at an alarming rate thanks chiefly to an advertising and propaganda system that goads people from infancy towards apathy, isolation, passivity, helplessness and separation.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “The American escalation of the war in Laos provoked a response by the Communist forces, which now control more of Laos than ever before.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Democracy was regarded as entering into a crisis in the 1960s. The crisis was that large segments of the population were becoming organized and active and trying to participate in the political arena.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “The respected intellectuals are those who conform and serve power interests.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Democracy is a danger to any powerful group.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Workers and their families may starve to death in the New World Order of economic rationality, but diamond necklaces are cheaper in elegant New York shops, thanks to the miracle of the market.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “For the totalitarian mind, adherence to state propaganda does not suffice: one must display proper enthusiasm while marching in the parade.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Chemistry, until my childhood, not that long ago, was regarded as a calculating device. Because you couldn’t reduce to physics. So it’s just some way of calculating the result of experiments. The Bohr atom was treated that way.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “It hardly takes more than a day in Gaza to begin to appreciate what it must be like to try to survive in the world’s largest open-air prison.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Israel has a couple of hundred nuclear weapons and also chemical and biological weapons. This stockpile is not only a threat in itself but encourages others to proliferate in reaction and in self-defense. Is anybody saying anything about this?”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Efforts can succeed over time, and not trying ensures that the worst will happen.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Now financial liberalization is just a catastrophe waiting to happen, and there are very well understood reasons for that.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “In the West, you don’t get in any trouble if you tell the truth, but you still can’t do it. Not only can’t you tell the truth, you can’t think the truth. It’s just so deeply embedded, deeply instilled, that without any meaningful coercion it comes out the same way it does in a totalitarian state.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “I don’t like the intellectual label.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “In fact, when drugs are legalized, use sometimes goes down, it’s been claimed. Part of the reason is that teenage kids use illicit drugs because they are illicit. They are thumbing their noses at society. If they were legal, they might not.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “The childcare tax credit makes some sense.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Regulate the banks, get money out of elections; raise the minimum wage, environmental issues. They’re all very important and the Occupy movement made a difference. It shifted not only the discourse but to some extent, action on these issues.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “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 Quote: “States are violent institutions. The government of any country, including ours, represents some sort of domestic power structure, and it’s usually violent. States are violent to the extent that they’re powerful, that’s roughly accurate.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Palestinians have no wealth or power.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “In the literal sense, there has been no relevant evolution since the trek from Africa. But there has been substantial progress towards higher standards of rights, justice and freedom – along with all too many illustrations of how remote is the goal of a decent society.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Cuba forces in Angola gave a real shot in the arm to the liberation movements, and it also was a lesson to the white South Africans that the end is coming. They can’t just hope to subdue the continent on racist grounds.”
Noam Chomsky 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: “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: “Britain kept its position as the dominant world power well into the 20th century despite steady decline. By the end of World War II, dominance had shifted decisively into the hands of the upstart across the sea, the United States, by far the most powerful and wealthy society in world history.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “There’s never been anything like the so-called Vietnam Syndrome: it’s mostly a fabrication.”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial. I stress ‘suspects.’”
Noam Chomsky Quote: “Civil disobedience’s main goal typically is to try to arouse and inspire others to join and do something. Well, sometimes that is a good tactic, sometimes not.”
Noam Chomsky 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.”
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