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By any chance,

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do you know how much Chumsky is giving to the "people" from the proceeds of the book?

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By writing it

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and doing the research he's giving more than enough.

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Noam is one of the top 10

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Socialist/Progressive/communist hypocrites in America. You do him proud

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In other words, he KEEPS his money while wanting to take

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everyone else's money away. Good, solid liberal thinking.

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(NT) (NT) BS alert

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It's more reason to worry

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Noam Chomsky is a despicable excuse for ...

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Did you read any of his works?

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Or is this the same arguments as you have about documentaries by people you disagree with?

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There's no need to read garbage to know what it is

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Too bad you're not smarter.

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Have you?

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Doubt it.

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Yes I have.

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The last one I read was "Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky" ISBN: 1565847032.

I have also read "9-11" ISBN:158322489-0 and Media Control (2nd ed): "The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda" ISBN: 1583225366. These two are paperback versions and rather short but very interesting.

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Now, I'm impressed...

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Really impressed! There have to be at least 1,000 books in this room, but I couldn't tell you the ISBN number of any of them without checking.

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I have them

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all in alphabetical order and was able to check them. I don't know if I have as many as you have, but I do have a pretty good "library".

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Might explain some of your delusions...

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same as old Hugo's. So how about the penchant for killing and oppressing his nation? Where does that come from? Do you share that too?

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"Might explain some of your delusions..."

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Ed. I suppose that you haven't read any of Chomski's works and hence could easily get back to you by saying that that "Might explain some of your delusions..."...

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Actually I did try to wade through one...

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of his earlier masterpieces a long time ago. Realized it was BS and never went back to him or it.

So which delusions do you refer to? Yours are rather well known.

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chavez soon to be recruited

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by madison ave. he is a devil of a book promoter.

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Chavez supposedly said he would like

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to meet Chomsky but it was a shame he had died. OKAAAY.

Tom

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(NT) (NT) When did he say that?

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News confrerence

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At a news conference after his spirited address to the United Nations on Wednesday, President Hugo Ch

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Of course...

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Of course, after John Hinckley attemped to assassinate Ronald Reagan, Hinckley's fascination with the book The Catcher In the Rye caused a big spike in sales.
Did that illustrate something about opinions or viewpoints of those people or merely curiosity to see "what all the fuss was about"?

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Don't know...

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Haven't talked to those people about it and haven't read the book either.

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Oh how sad! Another classic

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Devil
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Correction...

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Yes I have read the book since I am a great fan of John Lennon's. I completely forgot about it. My mistake J!

However, I haven't talked to anyone who read it because of the attempt to kill Ronnie.

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(NT) (NT) Wow! LOL

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O.K. then...

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O.K., then, Lennon rather than Reagan. Sometimes I confuse the nut cases working off the top of my head before my second cup of chickory. But since you now remember the book, the question still stands about the motivation of the buyers when it got a sudden jolt of publicity. With the book that was the subject of the thread, your saying that sudden increase gave you "hope for the country". This would seem to indicate that you are able to attribute those sales to some specific motivation. Like the Catcher in the Rye case, is it just curiosity, or something else?

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It doesn't really matter...

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I believe that the people of USA are able to think and make decisions on their own. However, if they read Chomski they may get another view of reality than the one provided by the mainstream media.

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Chomsky's reality

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http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/21/may03/chomsky.htm

It was not only Chomsky who was sucked into supporting the maelstrom of violence that characterized the communist takeovers in South-East Asia. Almost the whole of the 1960s New Left followed. They opposed the American side and turned Ho Chi Minh and the Vietcong into romantic heroes.

When the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975 both Chomsky and the New Left welcomed it. And when news emerged of the extraordinary event that immediately followed, the complete evacuation of the capital Phnom Penh accompanied by reports of widespread killings, Chomsky offered a rationalization similar to those he had provided for the terror in China and Vietnam: there might have been some violence, but this was understandable under conditions of regime change and social revolution.

http://www.wernercohn.com/Chomsky.html#anchor13840

One characteristic of Chomsky's political writings that does raise immediate questions about his judgment is his obvious animus toward the United States and Israel. He occasionally says bad things about most of the governments of the world but it is Israel and the United States for which he reserves his extraordinary vitriol. Chomsky is careful not to justify Hitler explicitly but his writings create the impression that the Nazis could not have been any worse than the "war criminals" of the United States and Israel today. Moreover, and this is indeed curious, almost all references to Nazis in his books turn out to be denunciations of Nazi-like behavior on the part of Israelis.

But it is well known that Chomsky is Jewish and his anti-Israel stance, when not examined closely enough to reveal its radically malevolent kernel, is sometimes considered as a liberal Jew's way of leaning over backward to be fair to the other side. As for the anti-Americanism, well, that is surely something quite in vogue ...

Chomsky's writings are often praised by his admirers as packed with "facts." And indeed there are many footnotes and many references to apparently esoteric pieces of information. But I have found that these references, at least those that deal with crucial points, simply do not check out. Sometimes the source is impossible to track down, sometimes it is completely misquoted, very often it is so patently and completely biased that no responsible scholar could have taken it at face value. Later in this essay I shall demonstrate these problems by examining Chomsky's treatment of two important episodes in the history of Israel. In regard to Chomsky's treatment of U. S. foreign policy, Stephen Morris has already demonstrated Chomsky's sleight-of-hand methods back in 1981. (16)


Tom
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Noam is a very controversial, and for good reason

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Other than having a few marbles missing, he is a smart guy.

Unfortunately it has been three years since I've read anything he's written, so I'm not fresh enough to comment on anything specifically.

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chomsky? noam chomsky? the same chomsky who

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pronounced for all the world to hear that the "jenin massacre" was directly sponsored by the USA?

i'd put his 'sails' in one direction only!


i also think you need to look for another 'hero'...


,.,

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(NT) (NT) Happy New Year Jonah!

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