Stories by Noam Chomsky

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Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Reagan waged a murderous assault on Central America.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves.

Posted on: May 28, 2013, Source: Modern Success

Anarchism "assumes that the burden of proof for anyone in a position of power and authority lies on them," explains Chomsky.

Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!

Scahill’s work has sparked several congressional investigations and won some of journalism’s highest honors.

Posted on: May 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

"It's rare for privileged Westerners to see, graphically, what many others experience daily"

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source:

Under Obama's administration, if you meet with someone in a terrorist group and advise them to turn to nonviolent means, then that's material assistance to terrorism.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013, Source: Seven Stories Press

A powerful excerpt from the new book, "Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe."

Posted on: Apr 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Like many other oppressive countries, Israel's chief tools of control are through humiliation, degradation and terror.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Our kids are being prepared for passive obedience, not creative, independent lives.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Masters of Mankind want us to become the "stupid nation," in the interests of their short-term gain -- damn the consequences.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Capitalism as it exists today is radically incompatible with democracy.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2013, Source: Metropolitan Books

An excerpt from the new book "Power Systems" explore's Chomsky's contributions to the raging academic debate on linguistics and how children learn to speak.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

"Is America over?" It’s a standard complaint of those who believe they should have everything.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2013, Source: The Young Turks

The professor argues Dems function as moderate Republicans and the GOP so extreme you can barely call it a political party.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Americans are kept in the dark about consequences of a possible nuclear-armed Mideast, and the US's potential role.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2012, Source: Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives

Democrats and Republicans alike embrace torture and assassination policies that are an attack on 800 years of civil rights law.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The savage punishment of Gaza traces back to decades ago.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Israeli political leadership is committed to crushing Palestinian hopes for a decent future.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2012, Source: Democracy Now

Inability to face the truth about ourselves in this country is all too common a feature across American society.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source: TomDispatch

Revisiting the catastrophe that almost was.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Our politicians show an extraordinary willingness to sacrifice the lives of our children and grandchildren for short-term gain.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Imagine if Iran -- or any other country -- did a fraction of what American and Israel do at will.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch

"Sophisticated westerners" are currently standing in the way of trying to find a sustainable and humane approach to organizing human life.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Magna Carta -- the charter of every self-respecting man -- is being dismantled in front of our eyes.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How America's worst crimes are ignored, while we lecture others on human rights.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source:

Unless the spirit of the last year continues to grow and becomes a major force in the social and political world, the chances for a decent future are not very high.

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: GRITtv

We’re a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic “suicide” Chomsky says. But there are glimmers of possibility.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Forty years ago there was deep concern that the population was breaking free of apathy and obedience. Since then, many measures have been taken to restore discipline.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As tensions escalate, there are eerie echoes of the run-up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source:

The principles of imperial domination have undergone little change, but the capacity to implement them has markedly declined.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2012, Source:

Noam Chomsky on how America "lost" the world.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In a speech to Occupy Boston, the linguist and icon hailed the "unprecedented" first weeks of OWS. He cautioned protesters to build and educate first, strike later.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

Noam Chomsky discusses US military adventurism abroad and domestic economic catastrophe.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source:

Chomsky reflects on 9/11 and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Converting schools and universities into facilities that produce commodities for the job market, privatizing them, slashing their budgets — do we really want this future?

Posted on: Jun 14, 2011, Source: Tikkun

In the past thirty years there has been enormous concentration of wealth in a very tiny part of the population. Noam Chomsky talks about how to fight back.

Posted on: May 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial.

Posted on: May 11, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

Speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Chomsky analyzes the U.S. response to the uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2011, Source:

There are sure to be far-reaching consequences of what is taking place both in the decaying industrial heartland of the U.S. and in the Arab world.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

Chomsky: "What has to be done is what's happening in Madison, or Tahrir Square. If there's mass popular opposition, any political leader is going to have to respond.