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Chomsky: An Ignorant Public Is the Real Kind of Security Our Govt. Is After

Keeping the public in the dark is the name of the game.

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These acts of aggression were, again, a matter of little concern to planners, who are guided by altogether different concepts of security. Even instant destruction by nuclear weapons has never ranked high for state authorities - a topic for discussion in the next column.

This article, the first of two parts, is adapted from a lecture by Noam Chomsky on Feb. 28 sponsored by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara, Calif.

© 2014 Noam ChomskyDistributed by The New York Times Syndicate

Noam Chomsky is a professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT.

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