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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

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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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German
Der schlaueste Weg, Menschen passiv und folgsam zu halten, ist, das Spektrum akzeptierter Meinungen strikt zu limitieren, aber innerhalb dieses Spektrums sehr lebhafte Debatten zu erlauben.”
Noam Chomsky

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La façon intelligente de garder les gens passifs et obéissants est de limiter strictement le spectre des opinions acceptables, mais de permettre un débat très animé au sein de ce spectre.”
Noam Chomsky




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I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.”
Epictetus
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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Article X – No one may be disturbed for his opinions, even religious ones, provided that their manifestation does not trouble the public order established by the law.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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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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So many men, so many opinions.”
Publius Terentius Afer
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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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Real education is about getting people involved in thinking for themselves.”
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Propaganda is to democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”
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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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