Moreover, the institutions of the transnational state largely serve other...– World orders, old and new - By Noam Chomsky
In fact, power is very highly concentrated, decision-making is highly...– Noam Chomsky - The Chomsky Reader
But we can - and should - certainly begin pointing out that corporations are...– How the World Works - Noam Chomsky
Let me begin by referring to something that we have already discussed, that is,...– Noam Chomsky, 1971 (via noonereadstheurl)
Getting money out of politics is a very crucial matter; it has been for a long...– Occupy - Noam Chomsky
bintbattuta: There’s no way to be informed without devoting effort to the task, whether we have in mind what’s happening in the world, physics, major league baseball, or anything else. Understanding doesn’t come free. It’s true that the task is somewhere between awfully difficult and utterly hopeless for an isolated individual. But it’s feasible for anyone who is part of a cooperative community...
We shouldn’t be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.– Noam Chomsky (via quotesandnonsense)
mutilatedregurgitator-g-o-e: “The key element of social control is the strategy of distraction that is to divert public attention from important issues and changes decided by political and economic elites, through the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information.” ― Noam Chomsky
mutilatedregurgitator-g-o-e: “It is quite possible—overwhelmingly probable, one might guess—that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology” ― Noam Chomsky
The police can go to downtown Harlem and pick up a kid with a joint in the...– Noam Chomsky (via charlesbechillin)
…lies can become the Truth, if repeated insistently enough.– Noam Chomsky (via diddywahdiddyarchive)
Investors don’t go down to the television studio and make sure that the...– Secret, Lies and Democracy - Noam Chomsky
If you go to the Third World, the numbers are fantastic. So for example, another...– Keeping the Rabble in Line - Noam Chomsky
If the United States was conquered by the Russians, Ronald Reagan, George Bush,...– Noam Chomsky — The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Human beings are the only species with a history. Whether they also have a...– Necessary Illusions - Noam Chomsky
For global planners, much of the Third World has been assigned the role of...– Necessary Illusions - Noam Chomsky
Mithrandir: “Jesus himself, and most of the... →
thegreypilgrim: “Jesus himself, and most of the message of the Gospels, is a message of service to the poor, a critique of the rich and the powerful, and a pacifist doctrine. And it remained that way, that’s what Christianity was up… until Constantine. Constantine shifted it so the cross, which was the…
it’s ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge...– Noam Chomsky - The Common Good
There’s a good reason why nobody studies history. It just teaches you too much.– Noam Chomsky, KGNU benefit at the University of Colorado at Boulder, April 5, 2003 (via absurdlakefront)
The principle is that the powerful and the...
In general the principle of the World Trade Organization, the primary principle, and related treaties, is that sovereignty and democratic rights have to be subordinated to the rights of investors. In practice that means the rights of the huge immortal persons, the private tyrannies to which people must be subordinated. These are among the issues that led to the remarkable events in Seattle. But in...
SLAVES, COTTON, OIL AND FREEDOM An interview with... →
What was wanted for our film was Chomsky’s wider historical perspective on the mindset behind colonialism. What was given was not only an analysis of power and propaganda, but a short history of the world from the end of slavery, through colonialism and independence, up to the present day.
Because elections are carefully contrived so that they are like selling...– Noam Chomsky
Take, say, the invasion of Iraq again. We’re told that they didn’t...– Noam Chomsky
One of the reasons for the extraordinary pressure of consumerism, which goes...– Noam Chomsky
If NATO had been developed to defend the West against the USSR, it would have...– Noam Chomsky
You take Nuremberg again; there is no doubt that the accused were guilty —...– Noam Chomsky
When people wanted enough freedom that they couldn’t be enslaved or killed or...– Noam Chomsky Power Systems, page 101 (via nc4l)
Same thing is true here - when the press focuses on the sex lives of...– Noam Chomsky
The doctrinal system, which produces what we call “propaganda” when discussing...– Noam Chomsky, How the World Works: The Media. (via theworldofsleepers)
The terms of political discourse typically have two meanings. One is the...– Noam Chomsky
It is a shame that critics of Israeli policies are seen as either anti-Semites...
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The more one dissents from political orthodoxies, the more the attacks focus on personality, style and character