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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)

"Do I simplify all matters by saying that the US acts everywhere as an evil empire? Yeah, that would certainly oversimplify things. And that's why I pointed out that the US is behaving like every other power. The US happens to be more powerful so it's therefore, as you'd expect, more violent. But, yeah, everyone else is about the same. So when the British were running the world, they were doing the same thing."  (Noam Chomsky, from Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky In Our Times, 2003)

"Every act of violence increases the recruitment of terrorists. Iraq has been turned into a base of terror."  (Noam Chomsky, from The Toronto Star, March 23, 2004)

"George Bush in his radio addresses a couple of weeks ago, he continues to repeat that the U.S., I'm quoting him, 'saved the world from a tyrant, who was developing weapons of mass destruction, and cultivating ties to terror.' Well, you know, nobody believes that, including his speechwriter, but they know something else. They know that if you keep repeating a lie long and loud enough, and nobody takes you to account for it, it will become truth."  (Noam Chomsky, Chomsky on Iraq, War Profiteers and the Media, 12/26/2003)

"I was attracted to anarchism as a young teenager, as soon as I began to think about the world beyond a pretty narrow range, and haven't seen much reason to revise those early attitudes since. I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom. That includes political power, ownership and management, relations among men and women, parents and children, our control over the fate of future generations (the basic moral imperative behind the environmental movement, in my view), and much else."  (Noam Chomsky)

"If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged."  (Noam Chomsky, Radio Free Maine)

"If you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there's a chance for you to contribute to making a better world. That's your choice."  (Noam Chomsky, The Chronicles of Dissent)

"One of the rules of journalism - I donít know exactly how it got established, but itís held with absolute consistency - is that when you mention George [W.] Bushís name in an article, the headline has to speak of his vision and the article has to talk about his dreams. Maybe there will be a photograph of him right next to it peering into the distance."  (Noam Chomsky, Monthly Review, May 2003)

"Some of the fastest growing American corporations are the ones that, as they put in the business press, sell workers. So Man Power Incorporated is just booming. And the reason for the turn to temporary workers is perfectly straight forward. They can be treated just as goods, as material goods. If you want to throw them out, you throw them out. You don't want to pay them benefits, you don't pay them benefits."  (Noam Chomsky, from Radio Free LA, 1997)

"The ideal is to create a completely fragmented atomized society where everybody is totally alone, doing nothing but trying to pursue created wants, and the wants are created."  (Noam Chomsky)

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