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Why Noam Chomsky Is One of America’s Great Public Intellectuals

Chomsky appears to be an exile in his own country by virtue of his political interventions and his displays of fierce courage. By Henry A. Giroux / TruthOut.org Noam Chomsky is a world renowned academic best known not only for his pioneering work in linguistics but also for his ongoing work as a public intellectual in which he has addressed a […]

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Chomsky: The Internet is full of people who can’t read and want to talk about sandwiches

In an interview uploaded to YouTube, Noam Chomsky answers the question “[d]oes the generative potential of the internet help to form new kinds of social or cultural associations” by saying that he knows of “actual cases” of “adolescents who think they have 500 friends, because they have 500 friends on Facebook, but these are the kinds of friends who, if […]

Manufacturing Consent – Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)
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Manufacturing Consent – Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

If you’ve spent time on a college campus, you’ll have heard the name Noam Chomsky uttered in reverent tones. “It gets embarrassing,” said the man himself. “I can’t walk across the Berkeley campus — literally — without twenty people coming up and asking me to sign something.” And when you don’t hear him spoken of reverently, you’ll hear him spoken […]

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Noam Chomsky: Syria strike would be war crime

WASHINGTON — A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the antiwar activist and author, said in response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that he would seek Hill approval. “As international support for Obama’s decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the […]

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Noam Chomsky: Obama tried to prosecute more whistleblowers than all previous administrations combined

Statement from Noam Chomsky about Bradley Manning’s sentence There’s a famous statement that military justice is to justice as military music is to music. Manning should be praised for letting citizens know what their government is doing in secret.  There are plenty of lawbreakers who are immune.  Those who launched the invasion of Iraq, for example.  Or the “decider” who […]