Friday, September 20, 2019

Noam Chomsky Quotes

The government argues that First Amendment rights are outweighed by the need to prosecute those who transmit classified information and documents. Noam Chomsky

Libertarian socialism is properly to be regarded as the inheritor of the liberal ideals of the Enlightenment. Noam Chomsky

I like the cold weather. It means you get work done. Noam Chomsky

Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions. Noam Chomsky

Karl Marx was in favor of socialist and communist-socialist revolutions, but he had a pretty nuanced view about it. Noam Chomsky

People seem to know about May Day everywhere except where it began, here in the United States of America. That’s because those in power have done everything they can to erase its real meaning. Noam Chomsky

When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, the U.N. vetoed several resolutions right away, calling for an end to the fighting and so on, and that was a hideous invasion. Noam Chomsky

The argument that resistance to the war should remain strictly nonviolent seems to me overwhelming. Noam Chomsky

The 1950s and 1960s had been a period of enormous growth, the highest in American history, maybe in economic history. Noam Chomsky

When I arrived in Laos and found young Americans living there, out of free choice, I was surprised. After only a week, I began to have a sense of the appeal of the country and its people – along with despair about its future. Noam Chomsky