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'America' Enjoys Strong Box Office Hold, 'Persecuted' Solid in Heartland

America, the docudrama defending the United States against far-left critics like Noam Chomsky, continues to hold sway over movie goers. The film enjoyed a small 27.9 percent box office drop during its third weekend of national release despite losing 75 screens, according to Box Office Mojo. Show More Summary

No Purpose Other Than to Humiliate and Degrade

Noam Chomsky... In Gaza, “the world’s largest open-air prison”, some 1.5 million people living in a roughly 140-square-mile strip of land have been repeatedly subjected “to random terror and arbitrary punishment, with no purpose other than to humiliate and degrade. Show More Summary

VICE News: The Sahara's Forgotten War - Part 4

If you ask the linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky, the Arab Spring did not begin in Tunisia in 2011—it began with the October 2010 protests in the town of Gdeim Izik, in Western Sahara's occupied territories. The former Spanish colony has been illegally occupied by Morocco since 1975. Show More Summary

COUNTING THE PRESIDENTS’ BODIES

By DAVID SWANSON “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged,” said Noam Chomsky prior to the last few presidencies, none of which is likely to have changed his analysis. But what if you applied such principles retroactively back to George Washington and every U.S. president since?  What […]

LoTR DVD commentary from Zinn and Chomsky

last weekOdd : Kottke.org

This is an old piece from McSweeney's, but it's absolute gold and I can't believe I've been missing it all these years. In it, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn record a DVD commentary for the first Lord of the Rings movie. So, so good. Zinn:...Show More Summary

Munayyer leads off in Nation responses to Chomsky on BDS

Yousef Munayyer says that BDS is an effective tool and the only way to counter US support for Jewish control of Palestinians' lives inside Palestine as the lead piece of five in The Nation addressing Noam Chomsky's criticism of BDS and dismissal of the right of return.

Dinesh D'Souza on Michael Moore: 'Anti-Capitalism Is a Good Racket'

While Dinesh D'Souza's America is sure to make waves with its stirring defense of the country against philosophical attacks, one aspect of it is surprising: the screen time he gives to leftist leaders including Noam Chomsky and Ward Churchill in fresh interviews, and Howard Zinn and Saul Alinsky via archival footage. Show More Summary

Chomsky and BDS

Parsing Noam Chomsky's argument against portions of BDS in The Nation, Tom Suarez says Chomsky grants too much authority to what Israelis will accept, or maybe not, and fails to see the power of BDS in educating the world about Palestinian conditions in exactly the way the world was educated about South African apartheid

Patriotic 'America' Soared at Box Office on July 4

The new docudrama America, a robust defense of this country against far-left icons like Noam Chomsky, exploded at the box office on Independence Day. The film, which opened Wednesday, jumped more than 60 percent on July 4. The Dinesh...Show More Summary

How Washington Protects Itself and the Corporate Sector

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs. I can only provide a few hints as to how I think the subject can be productively explored.

Chomsky opposes portions of BDS agenda, citing realism and int’l consensus

Noam Chomsky says that BDS will fail because there is no international consensus in favor of the right of return-- though he seems to say the return is a worthy human rights goal. And he says the U.S. will never stop supporting Israel in its expansion into the West Bank. The piece is sure to be criticized on the left.

Noam Chomsky: America’s Real Foreign Policy –  A Corporate Protection Racket

The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs.  In these comments, I can only provide a few hints as to how I think the subject can be productively explored, keeping to the United States for several reasons.  First, the U.S. Show More Summary

Not War on Poverty but War on the Poor: Washington’s Real Foreign Policy Aims

By Noam Chomsky via Tomdispatch The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs.  In these comments, I can only provide a few hints as to…

Noam Chomsky: America’s corporate doctrine of power a grave threat to humanity

The United States' foreign policy is increasingly guided by the concerns of the few -- at a terrible cost to us all

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, America's Real Foreign Policy

3 weeks agoNews : TomDispatch

The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs...

American Socrates

last monthNews : Truthdig

Noam Chomsky, for more than five decades, has epitomized what it means to be intellectual. He is brilliant, fiercely independent, ruthlessly honest and fearless in naming the crimes of the power elite and their liberal apologists.

New Film About Liberal Gadfly Gore Vidal Totally Misses the Point

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

I t's a good rule to be wary of intellectuals who simplify your life, and  Noam Chomsky is the left's current star example. His fault-finding take on whatever has just hit the fan is as predictable as a Honeymooners rerun, providingShow More Summary

Artist uses DNA to recreate live replica of van Gogh’s ear

The ear is on display in a German museum, and was presented in conjunction with a lecture by Noam Chomsky

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