Chris Hedges: American Socrates Noam Chomsky

American Socrates TruthDig, 15 June 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Noam Chomsky, whom I interviewed last Thursday at his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has influenced intellectuals in the United States and abroad in incalculable ways. His explications of empire, mass propaganda, the hypocrisy and pliability of the liberal class and the failings of academics, as …

Penguin: Victor Kattan & Noam Chomsky Why History Matters: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

VIDEO: Why History Matters: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 02/22/2010 4:30 PM 66″110Victor Kattan, Fellow, University of London; Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor, MITDescription: Given the volume of writing on the Arab”Israeli conflict, “you might think that everything has been said,” says Noam Chomsky. But Victor Kattan’s new book, Coexistence to Conquest: …

4th Media: Noam Chomsky: AMERICAN Politics Has Descended into MADness, Pure Savagery

Noam Chomsky: AMERICAN Politics Has Descended into MADness, Pure Savagery Author and activist Noam Chomsky said that the congressional controversy over extending unemployment benefits is evidence that American politics has descended into madness.   “The refusal to provide very minimal living standards to people who are caught in this monstrosity — that’s just pure savagery,” …

Noam Chomsky: Should World “De-Americanize?”

De-Americanizing the World Truth Out, 5 November 2013 Originally written in 2012 During the latest episode of the Washington farce that has astonished a bemused world, a Chinese commentator wrote that if the United States cannot be a responsible member of the world system, perhaps the world should become “de-Americanized” — and separate itself from …

Noam Chomsky: US and Canada Virtually Expelled from South America

On Morales and Snowden, US & Canada Virtually Being Expelled from the Hemisphere On July 9, the Organization of American States held a special session to discuss the shocking behavior of the European states that had refused to allow the government plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales to enter their airspace. Morales was flying home …

Michel Bauwens: Noam Chomsky on Passionate Production

Noam Chomsky on Passionate Production “The kind of work that should be the main part of life is the kind of work you would want to do if you weren’t being paid for it. It’s work that comes out of your own internal needs, interests and concerns.” Excerpted from an interview with Noam Chomsky, conducted …

Event/Reference: 27 MAR 14 7PM PCT DVD 9/11 in the Academic Community — From Chomsky to Goodman, Denial, Fear, & Lack of Integrity

Acclaimed Film “9/11 in the Academic Community” to be Live-Streamed March 27 Below is the Trailer Only. To see the whole film, mark your calendar. The Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance will be showing the critically acclaimed, recently released documentary, “9/11 in the Academic Community” on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7pm in Berkeley, California.  …

Theophillis Goodyear: Chomsky on Paranoia of the Superrich

The Paranoia of the Superrich and Superpowerful Noam Chomsky Huffington Post, 4 February 2013 EXTRACT Right after the assassination of Osama bin Laden, amid all the cheers and applause, there were a few critical comments questioning the legality of the act. Centuries ago, there used to be something called presumption of innocence. If you apprehend …