Posts Tagged ‘Noam Chomsky’

Quote of the day, Jan. 17

January 18, 2018

Noam Chomsky, on freedom and survival

“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.”


Quote of the day, Sept. 7

September 7, 2016

Noam Chomsky, on lying

“Most people are not liars. They can’t tolerate too much cognitive dissonance. I don’t want to deny that there are outright liars, just brazen propagandists. You can find them in journalism and in the academic professions as well. But I don’t think that’s the norm. The norm is obedience, adoption of uncritical attitudes, taking the easy path of self-deception.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 6

October 6, 2015

Noam Chomsky, on journalism

“The duty of journalists is to tell the truth. Journalism means you go back to the actual facts, you look at the documents, you discover what the record is, and you report it that way.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 18

September 18, 2014

Noam Chomsky, on language (1998)

“It’s as if we’re higher apes who had a language faculty inserted.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 30

August 30, 2013

Noam Chomsky, on the news media (1989)

“In a three-minute stretch between commercials, or in seven hundred words, it is impossible to present unfamiliar thoughts or surprising conclusions with the argument and evidence required to afford them credibility. Regurgitation of welcome pieties faces no such problem.”

Quote of the day, April 25

April 24, 2012

Noam Chomsky, on journalists

“No honest journalist should be willing to describe himself or herseif as ’embedded.’ (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 27

January 26, 2012

Noam Chomsky, on language

“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. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 12

October 11, 2011

Noam Chomsky, on  intellectuals

“It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 8

September 7, 2011

Noam Chomsky, on censorship

“Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 14

November 15, 2010

Noam Chomsky, on freedom of speech

“If you believe in freedom of speech, you believe in freedom of speech for views you don’t like.”