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Noam Chomsky: 'What Exactly Is the Threat of Iran?' - Video

Chomsky challenges all the big assumptions and myths around this deal. Interviewed by Antonio Mora on Al-Jazeera America about the Iran deal, Noam Chomsky asks, "The real question is: Why is the [Iran] deal being pursued?”   RelatedShow More Summary

Noam Chomsky: The United States is totally isolated

The iconic philosopher on America's broken education system and the lasting influence of the Monroe Doctrine

VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on Why Israel and the U.S. Created the Myth of the Iranian Nuclear Threat

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

“The real question is: Why is the [Iran] deal being pursued?” the renowned linguist and political commentator asks in a discussion with Antonio Mora on Al-Jazeera America. “What exactly is the threat of Iran?”

The great creak-off of 1969

In a comment on yesterday's post about Noam Chomsky's use of creaky voice ("And we have a winner…", 7/26/2015), Tara wrote At the risk of sounding like I missed the joke: creakiness in a speaker Chomsky's age is much more likely to be physiological in origin than stylistic. I checked older footage of Chomsky, and […]

Ban real-life Terminator Robots! So say Hawking, Wozniak, Musk, Chomsky

Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak, Elon Musk, Noam Chomsky and dozens of others have signed an open letter at The Future of Life Institute urging that autonomous killer robots be banned before they’re…

Communication

In the most recent Out There, Miriam supports Noam Chomsky's ideas about language and communication: From Wiktor Osiatynski, Contrasts: Soviet and American Thinkers Discuss the Future (1984): QUESTION: As I understand, language has an innate biological basis. Its use, however, is social. What do you think of the social functions of language? Is it primarily an […]

Elites Use Media as Tool to Suppress Masses, Manipulate Minds – Chomsky

Sputnik had an exclusive interview with renowned scholar and social justice activist Professor Noam Chomsky, who spoke about current global trends in media.

5 minutes about transforming schools

Bob Greenberg has been videoing some amazing thinkers for his Brainwaves YouTube channel. People like Mitch Resnick, Alan Kay, Jerome Bruner, Nicholas Negroponte, Noam Chomsky, and Eric Mazur. I’m not exactly sure why Bob asked me too but I got to spend a few minutes with him at the recent ISTE conference in Philadelphia and of course was [...]

Noam Chomsky: It’s Painful to See the Fate of the Human Species, but We Must in Order to Change It

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

In an interview this year, Noam Chomsky admits it’s much easier to ignore the major issues of the day and pretend information is inaccessible than it is to take action.

Noam Chomsky: Austerity is just class war

The celebrated philosopher and linguist weighs in on Greece's debt problems and Europe's egregious response

Noam Chomsky: Austerity Is Just Class War

The esteemed scholar offers his views crisis over Greece's debt problems. As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe’s "savage response" to the pushback against austerity demands. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Chomsky on Greece: A “Savage Response” For Standing Up To Austerity “Class War”

4 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

In an interview for ‘Democracy Now’, Noam Chomsky comments on the challenges faced by Greece’s leading party, Syriza.

Noam Chomsky: US would nuke a country that copied Obama’s drone policies

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama has unilaterally overturned the principles set forth nearly a millennium ago in the Magna Carta with his drone assassination campaign, said political scientist Noam Chomsky. In a wide-ranging interview with the conservative website World Net Daily, the famed linguist and...

97% environmentalist

I decided to add my name to a petition by, as of this writing, 81 MIT faculty, calling on MIT to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies.  (My co-signatories include Noam Chomsky, so I guess there’s something we agree about!)  There’s also wider petition signed by nearly 3500 MIT students, faculty, and staff, mirroring similar petitions all over the world. When […]

3 Lessons Noam Chomsky Taught Us on Debating Intolerant People from His Exchange with Sam Harris

It was the most uneven public intellectual bout in recent memory. The day before Mayweather fought Pacquiao, New Atheist Sam Harris released an email sparring match he’d had with famed linguist and leftist intellectual Noam Chomsky.Show More Summary

Noam Chomsky: Why the Internet Hasn't Freed Our Minds—Propaganda Continues to Dominate

The noted scholar offers his thoughts on the current media landscape in the era of the World Wide Web and Edward Snowden. This article originally appeared in Byline.com and is reposted here with permission. Three decades ago, Professor...Show More Summary

Noam Chomsky: The New York Times is pure propaganda

The celebrated linguist says our paper of record has carried the government's water, from Laos to the Middle East

Noam Chomsky: Why the Internet Hasn't Freed Our Minds -- Propaganda Continues to Dominate

The noted scholar offers his thoughts on the current media landscape in the era of the World Wide Web and Edward Snowden. Three decades ago, Professor Noam Chomsky, who is seen by some as the most brilliant and courageous intellectual...Show More Summary

Osama bin Laden Read Leftist American Literature

Not a big surprise that he read Bob Woodward, Noam Chomsky and William Blum. Maybe bin Laden was a long-distance student at Cal-Berkeley.

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