Noam Chomsky Quotes
The United States was seriously defeated in Iraq by Iraqi nationalism - mostly by nonviolent resistance. The United States could kill the insurgents, but they couldn't deal with half a million people demonstrating in the streets.
Bradley Manning has been imprisoned without charge, under torture, which is what solitary confinement is.
If you could take a subway from the suburbs in Boston, where I live, to downtown in 10 minutes, that improves your life over sitting in a traffic jam. People should see that.
The 1950s and 1960s had been a period of enormous growth, the highest in American history, maybe in economic history.
As Bromberger observed, rules are understood to be elements of the computational systems that determine the sound and meaning of the infinite array of expressions of a language; the information so derived is accessed by other systems in language use.
Obama did organize a great large number of people and many enthusiastic people, what's called in the press 'Obama's Army.' But the army is supposed to take instructions, not to implement, to introduce, develop programs and call on its own candidate to implement them. That's critical.
I have trouble reading modern Hebrew. In the 1950s, I could read anything. I don't know how much experience you've had with contemporary Hebrew. It's quite difficult.
Spaniards were condemned for appeasing terrorism by voting for withdrawing troops from Iraq in the absence of U.N. authorization - that is, for taking a stand rather like that of 70 percent of Americans, who called for the U.N. to take the leading role in Iraq.
I don't know if I officially proofread my father's book, but I read it. I did get some conception of grammar in general from that.
If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long.
The government of Israel doesn't like the kinds of things I say, which puts them into the same category as every other government in the world.
In the early days of the military Arpanet, my daughter was studying in Nicaragua. Because the U.S. was essentially at war with them, contact was difficult. I managed to use MIT's Arpanet connection, and she found one, so we could communicate thanks to the Pentagon!
Free speech has been used by the Supreme Court to give immense power to the wealthiest members of our society.
The U.S. is just in a class by itself in military expenses. It basically matches the rest of the world, and it's far more advanced.
The U.S. increasingly has taken on the characteristics of what we describe as 'failed states.'
In the United States, we can do almost anything we want. It's not like Egypt, where you're going to get murdered by the security forces.
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