Sunday, February 17, 2008

Noam Chomsky - Rebel Without a Pause

George Orwell once remarked that political thought, especially on the left, is a sort of masturbation fantasy in which the world of fact hardly matters. That’s true, unfortunately, and it’s part of the reason that our society lacks a genuine, responsible, serious left-wing movement.
Noam Chomsky, ‘The Politization of the University’, in Radical Priorities, MontrĂ©al, 1984, p. 200

It is alarming how uncomfortable the truth is when told simply by the most informed and capable.

Five of Noam Chomsky Books worth checking out:
Essential Chomsky
On Language
The Chomsky Reader
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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