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Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a widely known intellectual, political activist, and critic of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments. Noam ... More »Noam Chomsky is a widely known intellectual, political activist, and critic of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments. Noam Chomsky describes himself as a libertarian socialist, a sympathizer of anarcho-syndicalism and is considered to be a key intellectual figure within the left-wing of American politics. Chomsky is one of the best-known figures of the American left although he doesn't agree with the usage of the term. He has described himself as a "fellow traveller" to the anarchist tradition, and refers to himself as a libertarian socialist, a political philosophy he summarizes as challenging all forms of authority and attempting to eliminate them if they are unjustified for which the burden of proof is solely upon those who attempt to exert power. He identifies with the labor-oriented anarcho-syndicalist current of anarchism in particular cases, and is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. He believes that libertarian socialist values exemplify... [ Wikipedia ]

Bill Ayers, Noam Chomsky Get Their Say in '2016: Obama's America' Follow Up

Filmmaker/author Dinesh D'Souza told The Hollywood Reporter that America will feature Alan Dershowitz, Noam Chomsky, Bill Ayers, Michael Eric Dyson and Charles Truxillo. In 2016 we let President Obama's voice be heard -- literally," D’Souza tells THR. "With America, we also wanted to ...

Spurs lock up home court in NBA playoffs while no one is looking

He sounded more like Noam Chomsky than the best basketball player in the world, a guy who prides himself on competing night after night through the drudgery of long trips and back-to-backs. The Spurs are notorious for conserving their energy throughout the season — even while winning 19 ...

Brecht Forum Political Salon Set To Close After 39 Years

Over the years, the Brecht Forum has hosted an assortment of political activists and authors including Noam Chomsky and former Harper’s Magazine editor Lewis Lapham, the New York Times reported. The forum was also a gathering point for Occupy Wall Street activists, and for demonstrations ...

Objectively bad: Ezra Klein, Nate Silver, Jonathan Chait and return of the “view from nowhere”

They wouldn’t have to wonder if a glowing profile of Noam Chomsky gave short shrift to his critics, because they could note the political orientation of the news provider, and get further information from its opposite, before forming their own opinion. It’s not a perfect model, by any ...

Panel maps pathways to progress in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Professors Andrew Bacevich, Noam Chomsky, Assaf Kfoury and Charles Dunbar held a panel discussion on the Israel/Palestine conflict Thursday evening at Boston University School of Law. PHOTO BY ANN SINGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF Two Boston University professors joined a conversation with ...

Obama Travels to Asia but Future of Trade Pact Is Uncertain

Academics such as Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz and Noam Chomsky are critics too, though varying in intensity and message. Krugman suggests there is no compelling case for TPP and no political consensus and it would not be a problem if it just faded away. Chomsky argued TPP puts ...

The New Interventionists: Civil Society Activists

For dedicated anti-interventionists, such as Noam Chomsky, nearly every intervention that is politically endorsed by the West is a poorly disguised example of ‘military humanism,’ and as a result, unacceptably weakens international law and the UN, erodes respect for the sovereign rights ...

Kwame Nkrumah—The CIA Connection (Part 1)

... a bastion of democracy, if you will, when most dictatorships around the globe are the direct or indirect making of the West, a view Prof. Noam Chomsky and several others have eloquently pointed out, more so because Western democracy is the political sire of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, among others...

Sharing: The Common-sense Solution

A system which, Noam Chomsky says is “so dysfunctional that it cannot put eager hands to needed work,” as would happen “if the economy were designed to serve human need rather than create wealth beyond avarice for the privileged few.” It’s hard, he says, “to think of a more serious ...

Pat Tillman, the Boston Marathon and the Tale of Two Anniversaries

Yet after several missions into Iraq, in a war Tillman believed was “fucking illegal,” he started to read the work of people like Noam Chomsky and other critics of the war. Tillman even expressed a desire to meet Chomsky upon his return to the United States. On April 22, Pat ...

Article: The Rhetoric of Violence

We have produced notable anarchists -- Randolph Bourne, Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman and Noam Chomsky. We have an array of great black radicals, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, James Cone and Cornel West, as astute about the evils of empire as white supremacy. We once had some ...

EuroMaidan Left to the West: Where's My Solidarity? | Nikolas Kozloff

While it's difficult to pinpoint an exact intellectual "author" of the rigid leftist mindset, Noam Chomsky certainly comes to mind. A noted MIT professor, Chomsky consigns inconvenient social and political movements to the dustbin of history, preferring instead to concentrate ...

Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Pressor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at MIT, recently gave an “At Google” talk at Google, Cambridge. He discussed the Internet as a political platform, natural language processing, and a handful of other things. Google highlights the questions from its ...

Political Left Loses Center of Dissent to Economy

... who are capable of challenging the capitalist agenda, prefiguring new ways of thinking and of self-organization, as well as creating new ways of relating to each other and nature.” Figures like Noam Chomsky, William Greider, Lewis H. Lapham and Naomi Klein have spoken at events at the forum...

A Tale of Brandeis, Islam, Feminism and the Left | Nikolas Kozloff

Yet, when he was asked to comment about the relationship between Islam and secularism in Turkey, noted MIT professor Noam Chomsky was curiously evasive. "I am in no position to hand out grades for good and bad behavior," he remarked. "It is for the people of Turkey to make their country ...

On Horowitz’s New Book: Progressives

[23] Noam Chomsky’s immense popularity on the campuses (at home as well as abroad) is another case in point. He is also said to be “one of the ten most quoted sources in the humanities.” [57] It is indisputable that, as Horowitz writes, “for 40 years Noam Chomsky has turned out ...

The NSA, Glenn Greenwald, and Angela Merkel

His book No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State will be released soon, and he will be appearing on May 15 with one of his heroes, Noam Chomsky, a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off, the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and ...

The Black Book of the American Left: Volume 2

Anarchist guru Noam Chomsky, a hero to countless leftists, cheerfully identifies America as “the greatest terrorist state.” Horowitz’s portrait of Howard Zinn, a Stalinist in youth, whose recent death has not halted the indoctrination of millions of young Americans into national shame ...

Seven Genocides That Presidents REFUSED to Stop by Al Carroll : Indybay

Most of the few Americans aware of East Timor genocide know about it because of one man, anarchist activist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky tells the story of Timorese genocide to show how the US media ignores genocide when done by an American ally, the brutal dictatorship of General ...

Chomsky Envisions Vegetarian Future

Noam Chomsky, the renowned socialist intellectual, believes that human society will eventually transition to vegetarianism due to concern for animals. Chomsky’s academic influence is hard to overstate. According to the Chicago Tribune, in 1993 he was “the most often cited living ...

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