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The internet could be a

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

– Noam Chomsky

Before the s banks were

Before the 1970s, banks were banks. They did what banks were supposed to do in a state capitalist economy: they took unused funds from your bank account, for example, and transferred them to some potentially useful purpose like helping a family buy a home or send a kid to college.

– Noam Chomsky

For a privileged minority Western

For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us.

– Noam Chomsky

If you are giving a

If you are giving a graduate course you don’t try to impress the students with oratory, you try to challenge them, get them to question you.

– Noam Chomsky

Everyone knows that when you

Everyone knows that when you look at a television ad, you do not expect to get information. You expect to see delusion and imagery.

– Noam Chomsky

If you’re working hours a

If you’re working 50 hours a week to try to maintain family income, and your children have the kinds of aspirations that come from being flooded with television from age one, and associations have declined, people end up hopeless, even though they have every option.

– Noam Chomsky

When Rumsfeld gets up on

When Rumsfeld gets up on television and says we have definitive intelligence that al Qaeda is working with Iraq, how is an ordinary citizen supposed to react? They won’t tell you the evidence, and when anyone asks, they say, ‘Well, you know: It’s secret.’

– Noam Chomsky

It is easier to go

It is easier to go to the Internet than to go to the library, undoubtedly. But the shift from no libraries to the existence of libraries was a much greater shift than what we’ve seen with the Internet’s development.

– Noam Chomsky

The INTERNET could be a

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

– Noam Chomsky

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime

“The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.”

– Noam Chomsky

The More You Can Increase Fear Of Drugs And Crime

For the powerful crimes are

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.

– Noam Chomsky

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.
– 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

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.
– Noam Chomsky