As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
Quote by Noam Chomsky
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There are two problems for our species' survival - nuclear war and environmental catastrophe - and we're hurtling towards them. Knowingly.
The government of Israel doesn't like the kinds of things I say, which puts them into the same category as every other government in the world.
The major advances in speed of communication and ability to interact took place more than a century ago. The shift from sailing ships to telegraph was far more radical than that from telephone to email!
If you are working 50 hours a week in a factory, you don't have time to read 10 newspapers a day and go back to declassified government archives. But such people may have far-reaching insights into the way the world works.
The 'anti-globalisation movement' is the most significant proponent of globalisation - but in the interests of people, not concentrations of state-private power.
The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival.
The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.
The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
If anybody ran a business like that they would be out of business quickly, and Barack Obama's leadership is driving this business, the United States of America, toward a fiscal cliff.
Another parent's different approach raises the possibility that you've made a mistake with your child. We simply can't tolerate that because we fear that any mistake, no matter how minor, could have devastating consequences. So we proclaim the superiority of our own choices. We've lost sight of the fact that people have preferences.
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - never.
What a dog I got, his favorite bone is in my arm.