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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

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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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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Noam Chomsky also said...


Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control.
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If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
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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.
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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.
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I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.
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Real education is about getting people involved in thinking for themselves.
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