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Noam Chomsky

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Biography - Noam Chomsky:

American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political activist and social critic.
Born: 1928
Period:
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

Concentration of executive power, unless it's very temporary and for specific circumstances, let's say fighting world war two, it's an assault on democracy.




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Quotes for: Democracy


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Quotes for: Democracy


Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control.





The real democratic progress is not to lower the level of the elite toward that of the crowd, but to raise that of the crowd toward the elite.





My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.





Amongst democratic nations, each new generation is a new people.





What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.





Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.











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Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control.





If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.





As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.





The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.





I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.





Real education is about getting people involved in thinking for themselves.












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