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Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist,philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political activist, and social critic. Sometimes described as “the father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and laureate professor at the University of Arizona, and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.(from Wikipedia) 


“How it is we have so much information, but know so little?” ― Noam Chomsky

“See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence.” ― Noam Chomsky

“If you don’t like what someone has to say, argue with them.” – Noam Chomsky

“You can live within the institutions and work hard to change them.” – Noam Chomsky

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” ― Noam Chomsky 

“Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.” ― Noam Chomsky

“I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.” ― Noam Chomsky

“Education is a system of imposed ignorance.” ― Noam Chomsky


“It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.”

― Noam Chomsky

“For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.” ― Noam Chomsky

“We shouldn’t be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.” ― Noam Chomsky

“That’s the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody’s going to be against, and everybody’s going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn’t mean anything.” ― Noam Chomsky


“Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.” ― Noam Chomsky 

“It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.” ― Noam Chomsky

“In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued – they may be essential to survival.” ― Noam Chomsky

“It’s only terrorism if they do it to us. When we do much worse to them, it’s not terrorism.” ― Noam Chomsky

“The death penalty can be tolerated only by extreme statist reactionaries who demand a state that is so powerful that it has the right to kill.” ― Noam Chomsky

“Nationalism has a way of oppressing others.” – Noam Chomsky

“Our only real hope for democracy is that we get the money out of politics entirely and establish a system of publicly funded elections.” – Noam Chomsky

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky

“Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.” – Noam Chomsky


“If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.” – Noam Chomsky 

“Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.” – Noam Chomsky
“Anyone can be a moral individual, concerned with human rights and problems; but only a college professor, a trained expert, can solve technical problems by ‘sophisticated’ methods. Ergo, it is only problems of the latter sort that are important or real.” – Noam Chomsky

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