Chronicles of Dissent: Interviews with David Barsamian

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An Accessible Overview of Noam Chomsky's Political Thought.

Chomsky feels the abuses, cruelty and hypocrisies of power more intensely than anyone I know. It's a state of continual alertness. Often, after I've glanced at a story in the paper and skipped rapidly over the familiar rubble of falsification, a week or two later will drop into my mailbox a photocopy of that same story marked up by Chomsky, with sentences underlined and a phrase or two in the margin etched deep into the paper by an angry pen.

What Chomsky offers is a coherent "big picture," buttressed by the data of a thousand smaller pictures and discrete theaters of conflict, struggle and oppression.... For hundreds of thousands of people--over the years, he must have spoken to more American students than any person alive--Chomsky has offered the assurance, the intellectual and moral authority, that there is another way of looking at things. In this vital function he stands in the same relationship to his audience as did a philosopher he admires greatly, Bertrand Russell.

-Alexander Cockburn, from his introduction "Excavating the Truth"

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Born in 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Noam Chomsky is an academic and a political activist who has written widely on linguistics, international affairs and US policy. Following the completion of his PhD in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is Institute Professor Emeritus of Linguistics. He has published dozens of books and received honourary degrees from a variety of institutions.

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"If you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there's a chance for you to contribute to making a better world. That's your choice." (Noam Chomsky on Human Freedom)

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