Noam Chomsky Quotes.
Descriptive grammar is an attempt to give an account of what the current system is for either a society or an individual, whatever you happen to be studying.
When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, the U.N. vetoed several resolutions right away, calling for an end to the fighting and so on, and that was a hideous invasion.
The government of Israel doesn’t like the kinds of things I say, which puts them into the same category as every other government in the world.
Concentration of wealth yields concentration of political power. And concentration of political power gives rise to legislation that increases and accelerates the cycle.
I have known people who are working class or craftsmen, who happen to be more intellectual than professors.
Undoubtedly, the U.S. harbors leading international terrorists, people described by the F.B.I. and the Justice Department as leading terrorists, like Orlando Bosch, now Posada Carriles, not to speak of those who actually implement state terrorism.
Governments don’t control people like they used to.
Israel is following policies which maximise its security threats… policies which choose expansion over security… policies which lead to their moral degradation, their isolation, their delegitimation, as they call it now, and very likely ultimate destruction. That’s not impossible.
The doctrine that everything is fine as long as the population is quiet, that applies in the Middle East, applies in Central America, it applies in the United States.
If you ask the CEO of some major corporation what he does, he will say, in all honesty, that he is slaving 20 hours a day to provide his customers with the best goods or services he can and creating the best possible working conditions for his employees.
How people themselves perceive what they are doing is not a question that interests me.
The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.
I like the cold weather. It means you get work done.
For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
As a research tool, the internet is invaluable.
The Occupy movement is – it was a big surprise.