>Profile: Noam Chomsky

>I have mentioned Noam Chomsky before on this site. Here’s a profile of the man:


There is no need to say that Chomsky is a controversial figure in the world of ideas. One thing for sure, his ongoing critique of power is as relevant today as it was when he began; all the more so this heightened political season. I want change, and will vote for change in one way or another, but I am also interested in knowing exactly what it is I will be voting for: What kind of power, who will have it, how will it be used, and to what ends? These are questions I think about all the time.

4 thoughts on “>Profile: Noam Chomsky

  1. >Last night I went to a screening of Grapes of Wrath and I’ve been thinking about how little things have changed. Things always have been this way and always will. I love Chomsky. He is able to articulate what many of us intuitively know, and he does it with such quiet conviction that no-one can refute.

  2. >Paul, thanks for stopping by. It does seem that the more things change the more they stay the same. I have hopes for this U.S. election, but we’ve had a few over the decades and, like you said, little has changed. If find it amazing that Chomsky is not so nearly well known here in the U.S. as he is elsewhere in the world. If more people here understood his arguments they might be asking much different questions and setting different expectations.

  3. >Many people are not interested in the truth. Deep down they know they’re being lied to, but they want to believe. They want to believe in their leaders, institutions and ideals. This is not to be confused with naievete, which it clearly is not. It’s just too confronting to consider that everything is a lie.

  4. >I also have hopes for this election. I don’t want to say it, but I just can’t see middle America voting a black man as President. But I hope I’m wrong. Last year we voted out the old guard. Good luck come November.

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