Stories by Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT. subscribe to Noam Chomsky's feed

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.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

World-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses the protests in defense of public sector employees and unions in Wisconsin.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

An interview with Noam Chomsky about what this means for the future of the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy in the region.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2010, Source: Democracy Now!

World-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky discusses the release of more than 250,000 secret U.S. State Department cables by WikiLeaks.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2010, Source: Noam Chomsky's Official Site

Iran sits at the top of US concerns about keeping control of Middle East oil-producing regions, preparing for serious violence if other means do not suffice.

Posted on: May 31, 2010, Source: Democracy Now!

"What is needed is people who will work to sweep away the mists of carefully contrived illusion, and be directly engaged in popular struggles that they sometimes help galvanize."

Posted on: May 12, 2010, Source: In These Times

'We should not underestimate the depth of moral indignation that lies behind the furious, often self-destructive bitterness about government and business power."

Posted on: Apr 27, 2010, Source:

Chomsky exposes how the U.S. and Israel have been acting in tandem to extend and deepen the occupation of Palestine.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2009, Source: Boston Review

The way we perceive "crises" here in the U.S. is a profound symbol of how we don't understand them internationally.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2009, Source: Z Magazine

We should be cautious about the idea that Obama will promote a serious regional peace initiative for the Middle East.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. has played a decisive role in sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Obama gave no indication that its role should change.

Posted on: May 19, 2009, Source:

Historical amnesia is a dangerous social phenomenon because it lays the groundwork for crimes that still lie ahead.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2008, Source: Democracy Now!

In a fascinating speech, Chomsky warns, "Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below."

Posted on: Sep 14, 2008, Source: CounterPunch

It's in America's best interests to regard Russia a resurgent power and not apply a strategy of confrontation against it.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2008, Source: Khaleej Times Online

U.S. war planners want an obedient client state that will house major U.S. military bases, right at the heart of the world's major energy reserves.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2008, Source: Democracy Now!

The public is massively against the war, and the Dems are debating over <i>tactics</i> in Iraq -- here's why.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2008, Source:

If Washington turned its definition of terror on the U.S., America could rise to the top of its own most-wanted list.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2007, Source: City Lights

Despite the saber-rattling, it is unlikely that the Bush administration will attack Iran. A "cold war" of sorts between the two is likely to ensue.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2007, Source:

Stopping a war with Iran requires a strong organized popular opposition.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2005, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Nuclear destruction isn't a high-probability event. But if a low-probability event keeps happening over and over, there's a high probability that sooner or later it will take place.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Selective memory and a convenient 'doctrine of change' allows the US government to forget that it once supported tyrants like Saddam.