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Noam Chomsky on human extinction: The corporate elite are actively courting disaster

Climate change poses an imminent threat to human life, said political philosopher Noam Chomsky – and humans are drawing their own doom ever closer. “This is the first time in human history that we have the capacity to destroy the conditions for decent survival, (and) it is already happening,” Chomsky…

Noam Chomsky: The Tea Party is the ‘petit bourgeois’ face of corporate oligarchs

The Tea Party is just the popular face of corporate power in the United States, says political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “I wouldn’t call them revolutionary,” Chomsky said, dismissing a suggestion that the conservative political faction had anarchist characteristics. He told Radio VR during an interview posted online last week that…

Noam Chomsky: World ‘racing towards’ environmental catastrophe and nuclear war in 2014

In an interview with Salon’s Natasha Lennard published on Sunday, Noam Chomsky discussed some of the shocking revelations of 2013 and looked forward to the possible end of the world in 2014. With regards to the discovery of the depth and scope of the NSA’s spying programs, Chomsky noted that…

Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. “The one is the continuing threat of nuclear war that has not ended. It’s very…

Noam Chomsky: U.S. used to have people killed for practicing what Pope Francis preaches

The United States waged a decades-long war against Catholics who practiced the teachings that got Pope Francis named as Time magazine’s person of the year, said political philosopher Noam Chomsky. He said that the 1962 Vatican II conference had restored the Gospels to the Roman Catholic Church for the first…

Noam Chomsky: Modern universities designed to ‘deprive you of your freedom’

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) released an interview with Noam Chomsky recently in which the noted linguist discussed, among other things, how high student tuition indoctrinates students into corporate culture. “There’s no economic basis for high tuitions,” Chomsky said. “One of the very negative aspects of this sharp…

NFL player cites reading Noam Chomsky among reasons he quit playing pro football

A professional football player says he walked away from the NFL, leaving more than $1 million on the table, after studying the works of Noam Chomsky and the Dalai Lama. John Moffitt called the Denver Broncos last week from his Seattle home to say he wouldn’t be returning from a…

Chomsky: U.S. is a ‘rogue state’ that ‘doesn’t pay attention to international law’

In an interview with “Democracy Now,” MIT professor and author Noam Chomsky said that U.S. military intervention would not just be against international law, but also largely ineffective. Instead, he said, the country should back an international ban on all chemical weapons. The current plan, under which the Syrian government…

Noam Chomsky: U.S. strike against Syria would be a ‘war crime’

MIT professor Noam Chomsky has warned that an attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime. “As international support for Obama’s decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the administration has fallen back on a standard pretext for war crimes…

CIA stops denials and admits it had file on Noam Chomsky

After issuing years of denials, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has revealed that it kept a file on MIT professor Noam Chomsky dating back to his days as an anti-war activist in the 1970s. According to John Hudson of Foreign Policy magazine’s The Cable blog, a public records request…

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