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Noam Chomsky

Imagining World With A Nuclear-Armed Donald Trump Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

MIT professor emeritus and progressive icon Noam Chomsky says the prospect of a President Donald Trump with access to the nuclear launch codes should ...

ReThink Review: Captain Fantastic - the Pros and Cons of Idealistic Parenting

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you want to have kids, you've probably fantasized about how you would raise them and what values you would instill (or install?) in them. How much ...

Media Objectivity Is Illusive: It Cuts Many Ways

Rich Rubino | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It has become conventional belief that the media is supposed to be objective. Yet objectivity is unattainable. By choosing which part of a story to emphasize, which sources to use, and the order of the stories, media organizations exhibit bias.

Why a Certain Type of Liberalism Can Prove Counterproductive

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Raza Habib Raja

As a philosophy, liberalism is more inward looking and hence does not try to shift blame on the outside forces. By its orientation, it also does not have an overly negative assumption about human nature and consequently is not obsessed with crime and punishment.

The Doomsday Clock

Noam Chomsky | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

American citizens face an enormous responsibility right at home. The undermining of functioning democracy is one of the contributions of the neoliberal assault on the world's population in the past generation. In Europe, the impact may be even worse.

Gays the new Jews': African media homophobia vs Twitter empathy

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

The power to change opinion lies within the democratic Twitterverse. While it simultaneously contains homophobic statements and other instances of hatred, it offers the potential of balance. There one finds a wide and disparate variety of opinions and pluralist debate.

Media, The Myth of Trump and What Really Matters

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.23.2016 | Media
Paul Stoller

Circus-like media attention is good for ratings, for advertising revenues, for circulation and for Mr. Trump. It enables Mr. Trump to spin--with ever-increasing brilliance--the myth of his invincible persona.

Donald Trump's Universal Grammar

Francis Levy | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

There has been a lot of talk about Donald Trump and why he appeals to people, but more specifically why he gets to say things that would ruin another ...

Quiet War, Sleeping Nation

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Even when the mainstream media trouble themselves to acknowledge that the primary season remains open on the Democratic side, that Bernie Sanders are still in the race, the Bernie revolution is never portrayed as addressing foreign policy and the still-failing, still-catastrophic war on terror.

Noam Chomsky and the Arrogance of Power

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The other day I pulled a tattered copy of The Chomsky Reader off a bookshelf of mine. Leafing through some of the Vietnam-era essays collected in that 1987 paperback brought to life a young Tom Engelhardt who, in the mid-to-late 1960s, was undergoing a startling transition.

Anthropology at the Crossroads

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.04.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

In many West African societies, the crossroads is place of danger. It is where the social and spirit worlds intersect. Among the Songhay people of t...

Donald Trump Is Winning Because White America Is Dying

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

Noam Chomsky, the renowned scholar and MIT professor emeritus, says that the rise of Donald Trump in American politics is, in part, fueled by deeply r...

"Requiem for the American Dream": Wake Up Call!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Noam Chomsky's new film "Requiem for the American Dream" is a clear-eyed, easily accessible outline of how and why American idealism has been sabotaged.

Extradition Order Forces U.S. To Confront Its Role In Persecuting The Latin American Church

Dan Kovalik | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

That we as a nation have allowed this to go on is cause for profound self-reflection and atonement, though, thanks to a supplicant mainstream press, few will ever know that any of this has transpired.

Noam Chomsky Says GOP Is 'Literally A Serious Danger To Human Survival’

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

Noam Chomsky, the noted radical and MIT professor emeritus, said the Republican Party has become so extreme in its rhetoric and policies that it poses...

Noam Chomsky's First Campaign Contribution Was To Bernie Sanders*

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

Radical intellectual Noam Chomsky has supported just two federal political candidates with campaign contributions over the past 18 years. Chomsky gave...

From Ysutaro Koide To Jane Fonda: The 2016 Campaign Today

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

They say a man is known by his enemies... A few days ago, the oldest man in the world died at the age of 112. His name was Ysutaro Koide. (Yisrael K...

The U.S., Colombia and Human Rights Doublespeak

Dan Kovalik | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

Critical to the U.S.'s ability to get away with its backing of monstrous crimes is the Orwellian nature of U.S. government rhetoric about "democracy" and "human rights," and the main stream press's eagerness to parrot this rhetoric and selectively report upon human rights abuses.

Democratic Socialism Has Deep Roots in American Life

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

If the political pundits would look around, they would even discover a significant number of prominent U.S. democratic socialists at work in a variety of fields. These and many other democratic socialists, among them Bernie Sanders, have played an important role in American life.

Republican Policies Show The Party Doesn't Care About Children

Laura Merriman | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Laura Merriman

If the Republican party really care about children, it should stop trying to defund Planned Parenthood. The party should support anti-gun legislation so that children can go to school and movie theaters and be at home without being executed, instead of letting nine U.S. youths be gunned down per day.

Reflections on Colombia's "Narco-Paramilitary State"

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

In his contribution to the recent report put together by the Historical Commission of the Colombian Armed Conflict and Its Victims (Feb. 2015), one of Colombia's bravest voices, Father Javier Giraldo, S.J., gives his take on "The Origins of The Armed Conflict, its Persistence and its Impacts."

A Multinational Trojan Horse: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Dave Pruett

You don't have to know much about the "trade" deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be more than a little suspicious.

Is Capitalism All That Bad?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.27.2015 | Books
Victor M. Feraru

Why is capitalism bad for the world? Stephanie McMillan, an award winning writer and political cartoonist attempts to answer that question and explain what capitalism means to those who don't have a lifetime to study its concepts, in her book Capitalism Must Die.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Noam Chomsky on How the World Map Encourages Racist Attitudes

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.15.2015 | Media
Tavis Smiley

Called "arguably the most important intellectual alive" by the New York Times, Chomsky joins us for a nuanced discussion on the ways in which culture and curricula are used to advance a Western worldview.

Chomsky: 'I Don't Look at Twitter Because It Doesn't Tell Me Anything'

Seung-yoon Lee | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Seung-yoon Lee

"Right now, if I want to find out what's going on in Ukraine or Syria or Washington, I read the New York Times, other national newspapers, I look at the Associated Press wires, I read the British press, and so on. I use Google all the time, I'm happy it's there. But just as when I read the New York Times or the Washington Post, or the Wall Street Journal knowing that they have ways of selecting and shaping the material that reaches you, you have to compensate for it."