written by Bruce Levine March 15, 2019 Lyndon Johnson famously proclaimed his requirements for an appointee: “I want him to kiss my ass in Macy’s window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses.” Johnson… Lyndon Johnson famously proclaimed his requirements for an appointee: “I want him to kiss my ass in … Continue reading A psychologist explains how people become anti-authoritarians
C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky TruthOut Jan 30, 2019 A quick glance around the world today reveals that politics almost everywhere — from the federal government shutdown in the US to the power struggle in Venezuela and from Macron’s crisis in France and UK’s Brexit nightmare to the Israeli-Iranian rivalry – are engulfed in a … Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes
by Paul Street Truthdig Dec 11, 2018 When it comes to criticizing the Democratic Party, nothing speaks like experience within the belly of the beast. Ralph Nader is living proof. After years of effectively pressuring congressional Democrats to protect consumers and the environment against corporate greed, he watched firsthand as the party bowed to the demands of … Continue reading Can a New Political Party Save America From Itself?
Some things I’ve learned from his writings… by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Dec 7, 2018 It has been 50 years since Noam Chomsky first became a major public figure in the United States, after publishing his essay “The Responsibility of Intellectuals,” which argued that American academics had failed in their core duty to responsibly inquire … Continue reading Lessons From Chomsky
Coverage of George H.W. Bush’s death proves Noam Chomsky’s media theory is completely true… by Nathan J. Robinson Current Affairs Dec 9, 2018 As I read the coverage of George H.W. Bush’s death and funeral over the past week, I kept returning in my head to a quote from Noam Chomsky about the way American media … Continue reading I’m Sorry But This Is Just Sheer Propaganda
The Fairway by Matt Taibbi Preface: An Interview with Noam Chomsky Ask the average liberal arts graduate about Dr. Noam Chomsky and one of the first comments is likely to involve his presentation. Despite being one of the world’s leading experts in linguistics, he has a reputation for being a dull intellectual – someone “known … Continue reading Thirty Years After Manufacturing Consent, How Mass Media Keeps Thought Inbounds
"There have been many monsters in the past, but it would be hard to find one who was dedicated to undermining the prospects for organized human society, not in the distant future -- in order to put a few more dollars in overstuffed pockets." by John Horgan Scientific American November 3, 2018 I don’t really have … Continue reading Noam Chomsky Calls Trump and Republican Allies “Criminally Insane”