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  • Yes, Venezuela Is a Socialist Catastrophe

    01/28/2019 8:56:52 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | Bret Stephens
    In the age of A.O.C., the lesson must be learned again. Conspicuous by its absence in much of the mainstream news coverage of Venezuela’s political crisis is the word “socialism.” Yes, every sensible observer agrees that Latin America’s once-richest country, sitting atop the world’s largest proven oil reserves, is an economic basket case, a humanitarian disaster, and a dictatorship whose demise cannot come soon enough. But … socialist? Perish the thought. ... the Venezuelan regime’s admirers used to speak of “21st century socialism,” as it was dubbed by Hugo Chávez. The late Venezuelan president, said Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn, “showed us...
  • Dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky at 90

    12/07/2018 8:27:25 AM PST · by Borges · 76 replies
    DW ^ | 12/7/2018
    Born on December 7, 1928, Noam Chomsky was raised by Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants in Philadelphia. Though his father was a Hebrew scholar who studied medieval grammar, Chomsky lacked direction through school and university and only committed to the study of linguistics when he took up a post at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1955. It wasn't long, however, before the young unknown scholar single-handedly revolutionized the field of linguists, his book Syntactic Structures (1957) kickstarting his concept of "transformational grammar" that argued — contrary to the behaviourist fad of the time — that our linguistic capacity is genetic...
  • Noam Chomsky: Trump isn't really a nationalist

    10/24/2018 8:52:26 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 24, 2018
    Left-wing academic Noam Chomsky says President Trump is not a “nationalist" because Trump doesn't care enough about his own nation, regardless of Trump's controversial embrace of the term this week. Chomsky told the Washington Examiner the term is used in "all sorts of ways." But while the term has been used to describe world leaders such as Adolf Hitler, the linguist and social analyst said he's less concerned about that connotation and more irked by the falsity of Trump's claim. “I do object to the term for different reasons," he said. "A nationalist is someone who is concerned for the...
  • Public University Pays Radical 89-yr-old Linguist Who Supports Hezbollah $750k to Teach Politics

    08/07/2018 4:13:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 7, 2018 | Admin
    A public university is paying a radical 89-year-old linguist hundreds of thousands of dollars to teach his famously leftist brand of politics, according to records obtained by Judicial after a months-long battle with the taxpayer-funded institution. Judicial Watch launched an investigation after the University of Arizona (UA), located in Tucson with an enrollment of about 40,000, announced that it hired Noam Chomsky to teach a general education course for undergraduates titled “What is Politics?” In the announcement UA describes Chomsky as a “world-renowned linguist” and one of the “most cited scholars in modern history.” The reality is that Chomsky is...
  • Noam Chomsky Says Christians and Republicans Are the Real Threats to the World

    05/10/2018 10:06:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/9/2018 | Chris Queen
    Noam Chomsky may not be a household name in most circles, but the philosopher and linguist has a reputation in academic and political circles for his outspoken radical left worldview. In a recent 90-minute speech at St. Olaf College (no word if Rose Nylund is an alumna), Chomsky declared that he knows the biggest threat to the world. And boy, is it a doozy! So, is the truest threat to the world North Korea? Is it Iran or ISIS? How about Russia or China? Nope. According to Chomsky, nuclear war and climate change are pretty scary, but the big threats...
  • Chomsky Claims GOP, Christianity Trying to 'Destroy the World'

    05/09/2018 6:07:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 57 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 5/8/18 | Kyle Hooten
    * Prominent liberal academic Noam Chomsky delivered a speech Friday at St. Olaf College, where he declared that Republicans and Christians are intent on "destroying organized human life."*Chomsky equated support for fossil fuels to saying "let's quickly destroy ourselves, asserted that North Korea is "extending an olive branch" to the US, and insisted that Christians, but not Muslims, want to "destroy the world."Noam Chomsky told students at St. Olaf College on Friday that the Republican Party is engaged in a “unique insanity which is dedicated to destroying organized human life.” This comment and more came in the context of Dr....
  • Rummy "lied"

    05/05/2006 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 18 replies · 845+ views
    The Belmont Club | May 05, 2006 | Richard Fernandez
    Andrew Sullivan says the man who heckled Rummy was Not some crazed lefty. The man who demanded that Rumsfeld answer the questions we all want to have answered turns out to be the man who gave former president George H. W. Bush his daily intelligence briefing. And he was right in the exchange; and Rummy was factually wrong. Yep: Rumsfeld lied. Quelle surprise. No not some crazed lefty. The man was Ray McGovern, who Sweetness and Light noticed was part of Daniel Ellsberg's Truth Telling Project. Here's the relevant blog entry from the Belmont archives: Sweetness and Light has...
  • Chomsky: Antifa is a ‘major gift to the right’

    08/22/2017 9:01:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 17, 2017 | John Sexton
    The Washington Examiner spoke with Noam Chomsky, the far left MIT professor, about the anarchist protest group Antifa. Chomsky’s view of the group was not what you would call a ringing endorsement: “As for Antifa, it’s a minuscule fringe of the Left, just as its predecessors were,” Noam Chomsky told the Washington Examiner. “It’s a major gift to the Right, including the militant Right, who are exuberant.”… Chomsky said, “what they do is often wrong in principle – like blocking talks – and [the movement] is generally self-destructive.” “When confrontation shifts to the arena of violence, it’s the toughest and...
  • Noam Chomsky: Antifa is a 'major gift to the Right'

    08/17/2017 8:23:14 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 47 replies
    The left-wing "Antifa" movement is rising in prominence after clashing with white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., but one progressive scholar says the anti-fascists feed the fire they seek to extinguish. "As for Antifa, it's a minuscule fringe of the Left, just as its predecessors were," Noam Chomsky told the Washington Examiner. "It's a major gift to the Right, including the militant Right, who are exuberant." Many activists affiliated with the loosely organized Antifa movement consider themselves anarchists or socialists. They often wear black and take measures to conceal their identity.
  • Noam Chomsky's Surprising Take on the Russia Scandal

    08/06/2017 5:13:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Big Think ^ | August 6, 2017 | Paul Ratner
    Noam Chomsky has generally been one of the strongest intellectual voices of the left for decades. But he has an unexpected take on the growing scandal around President Trump and the alleged “collusion” with Russia. The 88-year-old MIT professor Chomsky, a celebrated linguist and philosopher, thinks that the Russia story is a major distraction and it’s wrong for Democrats to focus their energies on it. In an April 6th conversation, organized by the American Association of Geographers, Chomsky characterized President Trump as not having a strong center of beliefs, while “his only ideology is ‘me’. What is instead happening is...
  • Noam Chomsky: Republican Party More Dangerous Than ISIS, North Korea

    05/11/2017 6:04:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/10/17 | Ben Kew
    Left-wing academic Noam Chomsky has declared that the Republican Party is the “most dangerous organization in human history” for their stance on climate change. Chomsky, still considered to be a darling of the left, told the BBC that, unlike ISIS or North Korea, the Republican Party is “dedicated to destroying the prospects for organized human existence.” Asked whether Donald Trump would damage America, Chomsky argued that the “main damage he will do is to the world, and it’s already happening.” “The most significant aspect of the Trump election, and it’s not just Trump, it’s the whole Republican party, is their...
  • Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth?

    04/28/2017 4:10:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | April 26, 2017
    ...AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask you about this comment that you made that the Republican Party, you said, is the most dangerous organization in world history. Can you explain? NOAM CHOMSKY: I also said that it’s an extremely outrageous statement. But the question is whether it’s true. I mean, has there ever been an organization in human history that is dedicated, with such commitment, to the destruction of organized human life on Earth? Not that I’m aware of. Is the Republican organization—I hesitate to call it a party—committed to that? Overwhelmingly. There isn’t even any question about it...
  • Noam Chomsky: “The Republican Party has become the most dangerous organization in world history”

    11/16/2016 6:44:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 77 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 15 Nov, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Not the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Not the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. Not the Khmer Rouge. Not the Islamic State. No, none of them are “the most dangerous organization in world history.” That honor, as far as Noam Chomsky is concerned, belongs to the Republican Party of the United States. This is the kind of hysterical rhetoric that is inciting the anti-Trump riots. Democrats are behaving as if Satan himself (or Hitler, with whom, as they always do with those they hate, they’re actively likening Trump) were about to become President of the United States, and their...
  • Noam Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History

    11/15/2016 9:10:28 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies
    ecowatch.com ^ | 11/14/2016 | C.J. Polychroniou
    On Nov. 8, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in U.S. politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters and appealing to the lowest inclinations of people in a manner that would have probably impressed Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels himself. But what exactly does Trump's victory mean and what can one expect from this megalomaniac when he takes over the reins of power on Jan. 20, 2017? What is Trump's political ideology, if any and is "Trumpism" a movement? Will U.S. foreign policy be any different under a Trump administration? Some years ago, public intellectual Noam...
  • Noam Chomsky predicted the rise of Donald Trump six years ago

    05/20/2016 6:51:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | May 20th, 2016 | Jake Johnson, AlterNet
    In an interview with Chris Hedges in 2010, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and dissident intellectual, remarked that he has “never seen anything like this.” By this, he meant the state of American society, relative to the time in which he was raised — the Depression years — and to the tumultuous state of Europe during that same period. “It is very similar to late Weimar Germany,” Chomsky said. “The parallels are striking. There was also tremendous disillusionment with the parliamentary system. The most striking fact about Weimar was not that the Nazis managed to destroy the Social Democrats and...
  • The Truth About The Ted Cruz Sex Scandal (Stefan Molyneux Video - Comprehensive and Good)

    03/27/2016 1:19:49 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 174 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Stefan Molyneux
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  • Noam Chomsky on Ronald Reagan

    03/02/2016 8:33:57 AM PST · by Bratch · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 7, 2013 | Noam Chomsky Videos
    From an interview with Bill Moyers, circa 1988.
  • Chomsky: Trump's rise due to 'breakdown of society'

    02/24/2016 3:16:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 24, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    MIT professor and intellectual Noam Chomsky attributes Donald Trump's success in the Republican presidential primary to "fear" and a "breakdown of society." In an interview published Tuesday, AlterNet's Aaron Williams asked Chomsky for his thoughts on Trump's "surprising progress." After a second-place finish in Iowa, the billionaire has stormed to consecutive double-digit wins in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. "Fear, along with the breakdown of society during the neoliberal period," Chomsky responded. "People feel isolated, helpless, victim of powerful forces that they do not understand and cannot influence." Chomsky compared the political environment that's allowed Trump to flourish to...
  • Progressive Chomsky calls for reparations to blacks, Native Americans, Iraq

    09/26/2015 8:28:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 26, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Stating flatly that the oppression black slaves faced has not changed in 400 years, progressive hero Noam Chomsky said that the time is now to pay descendants reparations for using Africans to build up the U.S. economy. Asked at a Harvard University forum about supporting reparations, he said: "Would I? Very much so. Not just African Americans. We ourselves didn't own slaves, but we -- me -- are rich and privileged because of the torture of blacks for centuries. And yes we own them reparations," said Chomsky, the Institute Professor of Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JFK Jr. Forum...
  • How Noam Chomsky and Lawrence Krauss got space exploration wrong

    06/24/2015 9:11:48 PM PDT · by Marcus · 5 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 24, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    According to a Tuesday piece in Motherboard, Noam Chomsky, a philosopher and political commentator, and Lawrence Krauss, a physicist and cosmologist, had a public dialogue about space exploration. Being both men of the far left, they concluded that space travel should be best left to robots and conducted by governments. The conclusions are the exact opposite of what the prevailing trends are in space policy.