50 Best Noam Chomsky Quotes

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Noam Chomsky Quotes

Read 50 best Noam Chomsky quotes and sayings. He is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political activist, and social critic. Here we share top amazing motivational quotes by Noam Chomsky with you!

1. The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.

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

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3. 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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4. You cannot control your own population by force, but it can be distracted by consumption.

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

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6. Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below.

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7. If you want to achieve something, you build the basis for it.

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8. The elections are run by the same industries that sell toothpaste on television.

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9. A war with Pakistan would be an utter disaster.

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10. Nationalism has a way of oppressing others.

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11. Debt is a social and ideological construct, not a simple economic fact.

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12. I don’t want followers.

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13. Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.

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

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

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16. There’s a tremendous gap between public opinion and public policy.

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17. If you’re teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are.

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18. It’s a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided.

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19. Growing up in the place I did I never was aware of any other option but to question everything.

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20. I like the cold weather. It means you get work done.

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21. I would appear on Fox News more easily than I would NPR.

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22. When a politician uses the word ‘folks,’ we should brace ourselves for the deceit, or worse, that is coming.

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23. Humans have certain properties and characteristics which are intrinsic to them, just as every other organism does. That’s human nature.

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24. Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.

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25. Remember, weapons of mass destruction don’t mean missiles.

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26. Responsibility, I believe, accrues through privilege.

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27. Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world.

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28. Somebody will be able to overcome any encryption technique you use!

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29. I am opposed to the accumulation of executive power anywhere.

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30. In the 1930s, unemployed working people could anticipate that their jobs would come back.

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31. Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.

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32. I have been – I have spoken in Bir Zeit a number of times.

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33. I personally never expected anything of Obama, and wrote about it before the 2008 primaries. I thought it was smoke and mirrors.

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34. 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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35. The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.

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36. Public opinion can be influential, the media can be influential.

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37. The Internet has compromised the quality of debate.

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38. The invasion of Iraq, particularly, gave a big shot in the arm to the jihadi extremists.

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39. The list of U.S. vetoes at the Security Council to protect Israeli aggression and occupation is huge.

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40. For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement.

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41. There’s never been anything like the so-called Vietnam Syndrome: it’s mostly a fabrication.

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42. The U.S. is off the spectrum in religious commitment.

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43. I do think that Magna Carta and international law are worth paying some attention to.

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44. In the universities, cheap, vulnerable labor means adjuncts and graduate students.

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45. Markets are lethal, if only because of ignoring externalities, the impacts of their transactions on the environment.

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46. I don’t have any oratory skills. But I would not use them if I had.

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47. The respected intellectuals are those who conform and serve power interests.

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48. The truth is, I have absolutely no professional credentials – literally, which is why I’m teaching at MIT.

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49. The very design of neoliberal principles is a direct attack on democracy.

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50. The call for debt cancellation is welcome, but debt does not just go away.

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