The front page of The New York Times on June 26 featured a photo of women mourning a murdered Iraqi. He is one of the innumerable victims of the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) campaign in which the … Continue reading Noam chomsky :The Sledgehammer Worldview
Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel’s goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm. For the West Bank, the norm is that Israel continues its illegal construction of settlements and infrastructure so … Continue reading Noam chomsky : Nightmare in Gaza
If some extraterrestrial species were compiling a history of Homo sapiens, they might well break their calendar into two eras: BNW (before nuclear weapons) and NWE (the nuclear weapons era). The latter era, of course, opened on August 6, 1945, … Continue reading How Many Minutes to Midnight?
Almost every day brings news of awful crimes, but some are so heinous, so horrendous and malicious, that they dwarf all else. One of those rare events took place on July 17, when Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down in … Continue reading Noam Chomsky On Outrage
Abstract The evolution of the faculty of language largely remains an enigma. In this essay, we ask why. Language’s evolutionary analysis is complicated because it has no equivalent in any nonhuman species. There is also no consensus regarding the essential … Continue reading How Could Language Have Evolved?
A surprise Arab drive for freedom, the West’s structural crisis and new hope coming from Latin America. That’s the modern world in the eyes of Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali, two prominent thinkers and this week’s guests on Julian Assange’s … Continue reading The Julian Assange Show: Noam Chomsky & Tariq Ali
The short, strange era of human civilization would appear to be drawing to a close It is not pleasant to contemplate the thoughts that must be passing through the mind of the Owl of Minerva as the dusk falls and … Continue reading Noam chomsky: The End of History?