Noam Chomsky Quotes

Noam Chomsky


If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

Noam Chomsky

#Civil rights #Despise #Expression #Freedom #Freedom Of Expression #Politics


If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long.

Noam Chomsky

#Amazed #Amazing #Mars #Observer #Survived


The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.

Noam Chomsky

#Computers #Education #Internet #Meaningful #Positive #Society #Step


In 1993, Israel and North Korea were moving towards an agreement in which North Korea would stop sending any missiles or military technology to the Middle East and Israel would recognize that country. President Clinton intervened and blocked it.

Noam Chomsky

#Missiles


Reparations - not just aid - should be provided by those responsible for devastating Iraqi civilian society by cruel sanctions and military actions, and - together with other criminal states - for supporting Saddam Hussein through his worst atrocities and beyond. That is the minimum that honesty requires.

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#Hussein #Sanctions


Up until the First World War, when people turned anti-German, Germany had been described by American political scientists as the model of democracy.

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#Anti-war #World War


Dr. Karel Culik is an outstanding applied mathematician, a specialist in algebra, logic, computer sciences and mathematical linguistics. In 1965, he visited the linguistics research program at MIT, and we have worked together on several projects since.

Noam Chomsky

#Mathematical #Specialist


Popular struggles to bring about a freer and more just society have been resisted by violence and repression, and massive efforts to control opinion and attitudes. Over time, however, they have met with considerable success, even though there is a long way to go, and there is often regression.

Noam Chomsky


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

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#Practically


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.

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A very large majority of the U.S. population is in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba and has been for a long time with some fluctuations. And even part of the business world is in favor of it, too. But the government won't allow it.

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#Diplomatic


Well before September 11, it was understood that with modern technology, the rich and powerful will lose their near monopoly of the means of violence and can expect to suffer atrocities on home soil.

Noam Chomsky


I hope that a move toward clemency with Judge Afiuni would be a step towards the importance of maintaining a properly functioning justice system.

Noam Chomsky


The Federal Reserve has an official commitment to two different policies. One is to prevent inflation from getting too high. The second is to maintain high employment... the European Central Bank has only the first. It has no commitment to keep employment up.

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#Commitment


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