Category Archives: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky Explains the Best Way for Ordinary People to Make Change in the World, Even When It Seems Daunting

“The threat of widespread violence and unrest descends upon the country, thanks again to a collection of actors viciously opposed to civil rights, and in many cases, to the very existence of people who are different from them. They have … Continue reading

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MIT’s Anti-War Protests 1967-1972

“The protests that erupted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1960s were an important part of the wider student unrest that shook the US in this period. Noam Chomsky has often talked sympathetically about these protests, which … Continue reading

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The Overrated Champion Has Been Crowned

Click to enlarge “In the finals of the overrated philosophers bracket, Noam Chomsky beat out Adam Smith for the title of most overrated philosopher by 112 votes. Over 100,000 votes were cast in total during the course of the entire … Continue reading

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The CIA has nothing on Noam Chomsky (no, really)

“This month, a two-year-long investigation into CIA records on Noam Chomsky concluded with a surprising result: Despite a half-century of brazen anti-war activism and countless overseas speaking engagements, the Central Intelligence Agency has no file on the legendary MIT professor. … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn

“Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and social activist. He was chair of the history and social sciences department at Spelman College, and a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote over … Continue reading

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Cuban missile crisis: how the US played Russian roulette with nuclear war – Noam Chomsky

President John F Kennedy in his office during a meeting with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Vice-president Lyndon B Johnson, at the White House in Washington, DC, 1961. “The world stood still 50 years ago during the last week … Continue reading

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RESIST

“A Call To Resist Illegitimate Authority,” 1967 “RESIST is a philanthropic non-profit organization based out of Somerville, Massachusetts. It has provided grants to grassroots activist organizations around the country since its inception in 1967 as a result of the anti-war … Continue reading

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Revolutionary monument to CIA’s fall in Laos

Air America helicopters land on top of Phou Pha Thi mountain during the US’ ‘secret war’ in Laos. “Half a century after North Vietnamese sappers scaled sheer 200-meter cliffs in the dead of night to overrun a strategic US Air … Continue reading

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The New York Review of Books

“The New York Review of Books (or NYREV or NYRB) is a semi-monthly magazine[2] with articles on literature, culture, economics, science and current affairs. Published in New York City, it is inspired by the idea that the discussion of important … Continue reading

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Understanding the Vietnam War Machine

NARMIC’s top 100 defense contractors list, which continued after the war. Here is a 1977 edition. “Diana Roose was a longtime staffer with National Action/Research on the Military-Industrial Complex, or NARMIC, as it was commonly known. NARMIC was a group … Continue reading

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