Noam Chomsky Quotes

Noam Chomsky


Procurement is a major technique of state subsidy.

Noam Chomsky


I don't know what it means to say that 'the internet should have a voice in Washington'.

Noam Chomsky


It is true that classical libertarian thought is opposed to state intervention in social life, as a consequence of deeper assumptions about the human need for liberty, diversity, and free association.

Noam Chomsky


In some respects, South African apartheid was more vicious than Israeli practices, and in some respects the opposite is true.

Noam Chomsky


Blacks have no rights - in fact they were three - fifths human according to the constitution to give slave owners more voting rights. So that's African Americans.

Noam Chomsky


In the United States everyone is an illegal immigrant - everyone except the people in Indian Reservations. This is an immigrant society.

Noam Chomsky


Capitalism denies the right to live. You have only the right to remain on the labour market.

Noam Chomsky


Education is imposed ignorance.

Noam Chomsky


Education is a system of imposed ignorance.

Noam Chomsky


Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.

Noam Chomsky


The Soviet Union was pretty much what Lenin and Trotsky said it was.

Noam Chomsky


We should not be speaking to, but with. That is second nature to any good teacher.

Noam Chomsky


The United States invaded Iraq to gain control of one of the major sources of the world's energy.

Noam Chomsky


I don't see any possibility of Britain and the U.S. allowing a sovereign independent Iraq; that's almost inconceivable.

Noam Chomsky


I pretend no originality in observing that mass education was motivated in part by the perceived need to "educate them to keep them from our throats," to borrow Ralph Waldo Emerson's parody of elite fears that inspired early advocates of public mass education.

Noam Chomsky