Avram Noam Chomsky (December 07, 1928 - )
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Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
Avram Noam Chomsky
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The country was founded on the principle that the primary role of government is to protect property from the majority, and so it remains.
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.
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
I do know there are a lot of people who seem to be in my corner, and that's, of course, wonderful, ... I'm really more interested in the nomination than in the award, because I think the nomination just puts you within a group of outstanding actors.
(June 01, 1937 - )
We are all peaceful, just hard workers, and just want an opportunity.
I wonder if any of them can tell from just looking at me that all I am is the sum total of my pain, a raw woundedness so extreme that it might be terminal. It might be terminal velocity, the speed of the sound of a girl falling down to a place from where she can't be retrieved. What if I am stuck down here for good?