The “savage fringe” of the Republican Party is relying on President Donald Trump’s antics as distraction from their legislative destruction, according to Noam Chomsky. The linguist and political scientist has warned of this dynamic since Trump’s election, and he said...
Noam Chomsky: There is a diversionary process under way, perhaps just a natural result of the propensities of the figure at center stage and those doing the work behind the curtains...
Or how to further enrich "the masters of the universe."
Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com I first “met” Noam Chomsky in 1969 by reading these words of his about the My Lai massacre
Back in the 1960s, the linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky claimed that the human brain is hardwired with an innate understanding of language. This became known as the Universal Grammar theory, and was offered as an explanation of the speed at which children tend to learn their first language. Show More Summary
"What they do is often wrong in principle and generally self-destructive." Noam Chomsky has criticised the anti-fascist movement and argued its actions are wrong in principle and it is a “major gift to the right”. The eminent intellectual,...Show More Summary
This looks like an interesting book — pulp meta-fiction featuring Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Noam Chomsky, Louis Althusser, Paul de Man, Jean-François Lyotard, Paul de Man, Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, John Searle, Morris Zapp, Gayatri Spivak, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Julia Kristeva, Philippe Sollers, Jacques Lacan, Camille Paglia, and more. Show More Summary
According to the Washington Examiner, Noam Chomsky doesn’t like the so-called “anti-fa”. Chomsky has had a hard time not liking anything on the political US Left, but these criminals seem to rub him the wrong way; [Chomsky] says the anti-fascists feed the fire they seek to extinguish. “As for Antifa, it’s a minuscule fringe of […]
Noam Chomsky has said something that even Israeli officials haven't - that Israel would use nuclear weapons to avert the Palestinian right of return. Is he threatening? And why?
Noam Chomsky has launched into an attack on the anti-fascist movement and argued its actions are wrong in principle and it is a “major gift to the right”. Antifa, shorthand for anti-fascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of militant, decentralised, grassroots groups which are opposed to the far-right. Show More Summary
NOAM CHOMSKY: Antifa is a ‘major gift to the Right.’
The University of Arizona has hired noted academic and social critic hero to the political left Noam Chomsky as a new faculty member in its linguistics department. Chomsky is joining … Click to Continue »
A recent article in Mondoweiss criticized Noam Chomsky saying his view of Israel is the romantic one he embraced in his younger years. Marc Ellis comments on the role nostalgia plays in politics, from Jerusalem to Charlottesville.
If you know what Israel's plan for Gaza is, you must give up on erudite chit-chats with even the finest Israelis. But Noam Chomsky is still caught up in a romance of what Israel could have been, so he opposes the only thing that can change it, BDS.
Noam Chomsky says advocating for the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in Israel is "not a moral position" because while it makes the BDS campaigners feel good, they create false hope, return will never happen, and Israel would respond with nuclear weapons if the world were to support the right of return.
Alan Dershowitz and Noam Chomsky agree on almost nothing politically but both say that anti-Semitism was deeply rooted at Harvard in the 30s through the 60s. Chomsky says it is a reason that MIT emerged as a major university, because it hired people like Norbert Wiener, when Harvard discriminated against Jewish faculty.
It all started after World War II, but now public support for universal health care is higher than ever. In a new book of Truthout interviews, Noam Chomsky discusses capitalism, US imperialism, Black Lives Matter, the refugee crisis and cracks in the European Union, the dysfunctional US electoral system, the climate crisis and more. Show More Summary