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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

Quote

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




Translation  

Translation

(German, French)


German
Wir glauben nicht an die Meinungsfreiheit, wenn wir sie nicht auch den Leuten zugestehen, die wir verachten.”
Noam Chomsky

French
Si l'on ne croit pas à la liberté d'expression pour les gens qu'on méprise, on n'y croit pas du tout.”
Noam Chomsky




See also  

See also...



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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Voltaire

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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama




Quotes

Quotes about freedom of expression:


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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Soren Kierkegaard
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Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
George Orwell - Animal Farm
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Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”
George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four
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In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society.”
Noam Chomsky
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If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.”
John Stuart Mill
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Noam Chomsky also said...


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Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control. ”
Noam Chomsky
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.”
Noam Chomsky
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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.”
Noam Chomsky
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Real education is about getting people involved in thinking for themselves.”
Noam Chomsky
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Propaganda is to democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”
Noam Chomsky
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The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival.”
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