Noam Chomsky

1928 -

A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on change and power

People are dangerous.  If they're able to involve themselves in issues that matter, they may change the distribution of power, to the detriment of those who are rich and privileged.

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

Source: The Chomsky Effect: A Radical Works Beyond the Ivory Tower

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on liberation theology, gospels, reagan, brazil, and latin america

The crime of liberation theology was that it takes the Gospels seriously. That's unacceptable. The Gospels are radical pacifist material, if you take a look at them . . . Liberation theology, in Brazil particularly, brought the actual Gospel to  peasants. They said, let's read what the Gospels say, and try to act on the principles they describe. That was the major crime that set off the Reagan wars of terror.

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

Source: page 85 of What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on hope, noam chomsky, and freedom

If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If; however, you assume that there is an instinct for freedom and opportunities to change things, there is a chance that you may contribute to making a better world. That is your choice.

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

Source: Chronicles of Dissent

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A Quote by Noam Chomsky on noam chomsky bible genocide

The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

Source: WhatQuote.com

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky

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.

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

Source: WhatQuote.com

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on bush, terror, and apathy

It is only in folk tales, children's stories, and the journals of intellectual opinion that power is used wisely and well to destroy evil. The real world teaches very different lessons, and it takes willful and dedicated ignorance to fail to perceive them.

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on debate, inquiry, doctrine, crimes, critics, and respectability

"To achieve respectability, to be admitted to the debate, they must accept without question or inquiry the fundamental doctrine that the state is benevolent, governed by the loftiest intentions, adopting a defensive stance, not an actor in world affairs but only reacting to the crimes of others...If even the harshest of critics tacitly adopt these premises, then the ordinary person may ask, who am I to disagree?"

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky

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

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on noam chomsky, internet, elite, world, world population, population, telephone, phone, phone call, and elite organization

The Internet is an élite organization; most of the population of the world has never even made a phone call. 

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

Source: http://www.zaad.com/

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on choice, freedom, hope, and being the change

If you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, there's a chance you may contribute to making a better world. That's your choice.

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

Source: http://institute.worlddharma.net/mission-statement.html

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