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Chomsky on America's Ugly History: FDR Was Fascist-Friendly Before WWII

This interview was done by AcTVism Munich this fall and has been edited for clarity.

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Noam Chomsky's 8-Point Rationale for Voting for the Lesser Evil Presidential Candidate

Among the elements of the weak form of democracy enshrined in the constitution, presidential elections continue to pose a dilemma for the left in that any form of participation or non participation appears to impose a significant cost on our capacity to develop a serious opposition to the corporate agenda served by establishment politicians. The position outlined below is that which many regard as the most effective response to this quadrennial Hobson’s choice, namely the so-called “lesser evil” voting strategy or LEV. Simply put, LEV involves, where you can, i.e. in safe states, voting for the losing third party candidate you prefer, or not voting at all. In competitive “swing” states, where you must, one votes for the “lesser evil” Democrat.

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Noam Chomsky: Why Powerful Factions in America Are Hellbent on Spreading Mideast Chaos

On Saturday, Chomsky spoke before a sold-out audience of nearly 1,000 people at The New School in New York City. In a speech titled “On Power and Ideology,” he addressed the Republican efforts to torpedo the Iran nuclear deal. Below is an excerpted video of Chomsky's speech first broadcast by Democracy Now!, followed by a transcript of that segment. 

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Noam Chomsky Slams West's Charlie Hebdo Outrage: 'Many Journalists Were Killed by Israel in Gaza Too'

After the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people including the editor and four other cartoonists, and the murder of four Jews at a kosher supermarket shortly after, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared "a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity."

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Chomsky: A World in Crisis, from Isil to Ukraine

Plymouth Institute for Peace Research (PIPR): This year commemorates the centenary of the so-called Great War. What are your reflections?

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Chomsky: Thinking Like Corporations is Harming American Universities

The following is an edited transcript (prepared by Robin J. Sowards) of remarks given by Noam Chomsky last month to a gathering of members and allies of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh, Penn.

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Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Know So Much About Sports But So Little About World Affairs

The following is a short excerpt from a classic, The Chomsky Readerwhich offers a unique insight on a question worth asking -- how is it that we as a people can be so knowledgable about the intricacies of various sports teams, yet be colossally ignorant about our various undertakings abroad? 

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