Avram Chomsky Quotes


13 Avram Chomsky quotes:



"As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
"Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation."
"The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself."
"Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state."
"Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists."
Author: Chomsky Quotes Category: American Activist Quotes Discontent Quotes
"Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune."
"If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion."
"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously."
"ase by case, we find that conformity is the easy way, and the path to privilege and prestige; dissidence carries personal costs."
Author: Chomsky Quotes Category: Conformity Quotes
"We can imagine a society in which no one could survive as a social being because it does not correspond to biologically determined perceptions and human social needs. For historical reasons, existing societies might have such properties, leading to various forms of pathology."
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"Sports plays a societal role in engendering jingoist and chauvinist attitudes. They're designed to organize a community to be committed to their gladiators."
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"I think there is a good reason why the propaganda system works that way. It recognizes that the public will not support the actual policies. Therefore it is important to prevent any knowledge or understanding of them."
Author: Chomsky Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes



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