Facts about Noam Chomsky

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Noam Chomsky is a famous Activist from USA, he/she is 88 years old and still alive, born December 7, 1928.

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He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by Noam, under the main topic Politics.

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Famous quotes by Noam Chomsky (30)


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"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it"
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"The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful"
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"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"
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"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously"
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"We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others"
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"States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions"
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"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"
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"If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion"
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"As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss"
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"Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media"
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"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all"
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"Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists"
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"The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival"
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"If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged"
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"The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself"
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"The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history"
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"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"
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"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"
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"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume"
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"To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public"
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"The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people"
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"Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state"
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"Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world"
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"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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"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it"
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"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"
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"The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven into the desert"
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"Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation"
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"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all"
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"I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system"


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