Sunday, July 21, 2019

Noam Chomsky Quotes

The effort to try to present the Social Security program as if it’s a major problem, that’s just a hidden way of trying to undermine and destroy it. Noam Chomsky

Language is one component of the human cognitive capacity which happens to be fairly amenable to enquiry. So we know a good deal about that. Noam Chomsky

History shows that, more often than not, loss of sovereignty leads to liberalisation imposed in the interests of the powerful. Noam Chomsky

The first democratic revolution was England in the 1640s. Noam Chomsky

The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another. Noam Chomsky

I stated that Hiroshima and Nagasaki are ‘among the most unspeakable crimes in history.’ I took no position on just where they stand on the scale of horrors relative to Auschwitz, the bombing of Chungking, Lidice, and so on. Noam Chomsky

Under the worst conditions, horrendous conditions, people still, you know, fight for their rights and don’t just succumb. Noam Chomsky

I don’t want followers. Noam Chomsky

Under Clinton, the defiance of world order has become so extreme as to be of concern even to hawkish policy analysts. Noam Chomsky

In much of the world, there is a sense of an ultra-powerful CIA manipulating everything that happens, such as running the Arab Spring, running the Pakistani Taliban, etc. That is just nonsense. Noam Chomsky