NB: A young friend has brought to my notice what this gizmo says about me – its a farrago of lies and half truths. This machine makes me two years older than I am (which is old enough thank you); and attributes to me new-age kind of mumbo-jumbo statements which I have never made. ChatGPT… Read More Noam Chomsky says ChatGPT is a form of High-Tech Plagiarism
First posted April 06, 2020 George Russell Lakey (born 2 November 1937) is an activist, sociologist, and writer who added academic underpinning to the concept of nonviolent revolution. He also refined the practice of experiential training for activists which he calls “Direct Education”. A Quaker, he has co-founded and led numerous organizations and campaigns for justice and peace.” Emergencies… Read More George Lakey on Capitalism, public health and the Nordic model / Noam Chomsky nails the most overlooked element of the pandemic
The following is excerpted in shortened form from Chapter 9 of Notes on Resistance by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, published by Haymarket Books David Barsamian: What we are facing is often described as unprecedented — a pandemic, climate catastrophe and, always lurking off center stage, nuclear annihilation. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Noam… Read More Noam Chomsky: Optimism of the Will
First posted May 31, 2016 IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY of intellectuals to speak the truth and to expose lies. This, at least, may seem enough of a truism to pass over without comment. Not so, however. For the modern intellectual, it is not at all obvious. TWENTY-YEARS AGO, Dwight Macdonald published a series of articles… Read More Noam Chomsky, The Responsibility of Intellectuals (1967)
Chris Hedges: Worthy and Unworthy Victims Dividing the world into worthy and unworthy victims is a tactic used to justify our crimes and demonize our enemies. Conflicts will not be solved until all nations abide by international law and all victims are deemed worthy. Rulers divide the world into worthy and unworthy victims, those… Read More Chris Hedges: Worthy and Unworthy Victims / Noam Chomsky: US Military Escalation Against Russia Would Have No Victors
The left-wing author slammed Democrats as well as Republicans during the interview, stressing that Democrats moved away from New Deal economic policies during the centrist presidencies of Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s and Bill Clinton during the 1990s. “By the late 1970s — the late Carter years — the Democrats basically told the working… Read More Noam Chomsky explains why 'vicious class war' on American workers prevails / AOC blasts colleagues for feeding 'right-wing vitriol'