Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Noam Chomsky quotes !!


"Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. "

"I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system."

"Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way. "

"Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune. "

"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."

"I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system."

"If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion."

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."

"In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival."

"Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state."

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

"Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony."

"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it."

"The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control - "indoctrination," we might say - exercised through the mass media."
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Noam Chomsky:
Avram Noam Chomsky was born in December 7, 1928. Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor emeritus and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as the father of modern linguistics. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a political dissident, an anarchist,and a libertarian socialist intellectual.
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