Education For Whom and For What?


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    Education Is a System of Indoctrination of the Young - Noam Chomsky

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    Chomsky has been known to vigorously defend and debate his views and opinions, in philosophy, linguistics, and politics. More Chomsky:

    He has had notable debates with Jean Piaget, Michel Foucault, William F. Buckley, Jr., Christopher Hitchens, George Lakoff, Richard Perle, Hilary Putnam, Willard Quine, and Alan Dershowitz, to name a few. In response to his speaking style being criticized as boring, Chomsky said that I'm a boring speaker and I like it that way.... I doubt that people are attracted to whatever the persona is.... People are interested in the issues, and they're interested in the issues because they are important. We don't want to be swayed by superficial eloquence, by emotion and so on.

    In early 1969, he delivered the John Locke Lectures at Oxford University; in January 1970, the Bertrand Russell Memorial Lecture at University of Cambridge; in 1972, the Nehru Memorial Lecture in New Delhi; in 1977, the Huizinga Lecture in Leiden; in 1988 the Massey Lectures at the University of Toronto, titled Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies; in 1997, The Davie Memorial Lecture on Academic Freedom in Cape Town, and many others.

    He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. In addition, he is a member of other professional and learned societies in the United States and abroad, and is a recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association, the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, the Helmholtz Medal, the Dorothy Eldridge Peacemaker Award, the 1999 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science, and others. He is twice winner of The Orwell Award, granted by The National Council of Teachers of English for Distinguished Contributions to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language (in 1987 and 1989).

    He is a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Department of Social Sciences.

    In 2005, Chomsky received an honorary fellowship from the Literary and Historical Society. In 2007, Chomsky received The Uppsala University (Sweden) Honorary Doctor's degree in commemoration of Carolus Linnaeus. In February 2008, he received the President's Medal from the Literary and Debating Society of the National University of Ireland, Galway. Since 2009 he is an honorary member of IAPTI.

    In 2010, Chomsky received the Erich Fromm Prize in Stuttgart, Germany. In April 2010, Chomsky became the third scholar to receive the University of Wisconsin's A.E. Havens Center's Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship.

    Chomsky has an Erdős number of four.

    Chomsky was voted the leading living public intellectual in The 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll conducted by the British magazine Prospect. He reacted, saying I don't pay a lot of attention to polls. In a list compiled by the magazine New Statesman in 2006, he was voted seventh in the list of Heroes of our time.

    Actor Viggo Mortensen with avant-garde guitarist Buckethead dedicated their 2006 album, called Pandemoniumfromamerica, to Chomsky.

    On January 22, 2010, a special honorary concert for Chomsky was given at Kresge Auditorium at MIT. The concert, attended by Chomsky and dozens of his family and friends, featured music composed by Edward Manukyan and speeches by Chomsky's colleagues, including David Pesetsky of MIT and Gennaro Chierchia, head of the linguistics department at Harvard University.

    In June 2011, Chomsky was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize, which cited his unfailing courage, critical analysis of power and promotion of human rights.

    In 2011, Chomsky was inducted into IEEE Intelligent Systems' AI's Hall of Fame for the significant contributions to the field of AI and intelligent systems.

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    Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

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    Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standardised assessment.

    Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference - Jan 25th 2012- London (LWF 12)



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    Who does control the world? - Noam Chomsky - BBC interview 2003

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    Noam Chomsky - If Trump Becomes President

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    Noam Chomsky on the new Trump era - UpFront special

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    The most predictable aspect of Trump is unpredictability. I think it’s dangerous, very dangerous, says Noam Chomsky.

    In a special UpFront interview, renowned US academic and public intellectual Noam Chomsky sits down with Mehdi Hasan to discuss the implications of a Donald Trump presidency, on both domestic and global issues.

    He certainly is off the spectrum. There's never been anything like him, says Chomsky, an award-winning author, who is witnessing the 16th president over the course of his lifetime.

    He has no background at all in any political activities. Never held office, been interested in office. He has no known political positions, says Chomsky. He's basically a showman.

    Chomsky, who has spent decades critiquing US presidents, calls Trump an ignorant, thin-skinned megalomaniac and a greater evil than Hillary Clinton.

    Do you vote against the greater evil if you don't happen to like the other candidate? The answer to that is yes, says Chomsky, on Americans who cast their votes for third party candidates or simply stayed home on election day.

    If you have any moral understanding, you want to keep the greater evil out, says Chomsky. I didn't like Clinton at all, but her positions are much better than Trump's on every issue I can think of.

    In this interview, Mehdi Hasan and Chomsky talk Trump.

    Reality Check - Did racism Trump economic anxiety in US election?

    Before people took to the polls to elect a new president, analysts predicted that Hillary Clinton would win by a landslide. But in a shocking turn of events, Donald Trump nabbed the top spot.

    How did Trump manage to win? Was it a boost from the economically left-behind, as many seem to think, or did racism play a larger role?



    In this week's Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan shows how it wasn't just economic concerns that drove voters into Trump's hands, but mostly racial resentment.
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    The Higher Education Bubble

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    America is facing a higher education bubble. Like the housing bubble, it is the product of cheap credit coupled with popular expectations of ever-increasing returns on investment, and as with housing prices, the cheap credit has caused college tuitions to vastly outpace inflation and family incomes. Now this bubble is bursting.

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    Chomsky on Religion

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    Noam Chomsky discusses religion and terrorism at his MIT office on April 23, 2010.

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    Public Education has become indoctrination and distraction

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    People are not being educated they're being tested for levels of obedience. School is about memorizing what you are told short term and repeating it. The bulk of how you are graded is by completely daily busy work. This is for the work force the most important quality in a worker bee actually is obedience.

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    Propaganda Terms in the Media and What They Mean - Noam Chomsky

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    The United States and the Soviet Union both used propaganda extensively during the Cold War. More Chomsky:

    Both sides used film, television, and radio programming to influence their own citizens, each other, and Third World nations. The United States Information Agency operated the Voice of America as an official government station. Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, which were, in part, supported by the Central Intelligence Agency, provided grey propaganda in news and entertainment programs to Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union respectively. The Soviet Union's official government station, Radio Moscow, broadcast white propaganda, while Radio Peace and Freedom broadcast grey propaganda. Both sides also broadcast black propaganda programs in periods of special crises.

    In 1948, the United Kingdom's Foreign Office created the IRD (Information Research Department), which took over from wartime and slightly post-war departments such as the Ministry of Information and dispensed propaganda via various media such as the BBC and publishing.

    The ideological and border dispute between the Soviet Union and People's Republic of China resulted in a number of cross-border operations. One technique developed during this period was the backwards transmission, in which the radio program was recorded and played backwards over the air. (This was done so that messages meant to be received by the other government could be heard, while the average listener could not understand the content of the program.)

    When describing life in capitalist countries, in the US in particular, propaganda focused on social issues such as poverty and anti-union action by the government. Workers in capitalist countries were portrayed as ideologically close. Propaganda claimed rich people from the US derived their income from weapons manufacturing, and claimed that there was substantial racism or neo-fascism in the US.

    When describing life in Communist countries, western propaganda sought to depict an image of a citizenry held captive by governments that brainwash them. The West also created a fear of the East, by depicting an aggressive Soviet Union. In the Americas, Cuba served as a major source and a target of propaganda from both black and white stations operated by the CIA and Cuban exile groups. Radio Habana Cuba, in turn, broadcast original programming, relayed Radio Moscow, and broadcast The Voice of Vietnam as well as alleged confessions from the crew of the USS Pueblo.

    George Orwell's novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four are virtual textbooks on the use of propaganda. Though not set in the Soviet Union, these books are about totalitarian regimes that constantly corrupt language for political purposes. These novels were, ironically, used for explicit propaganda. The CIA, for example, secretly commissioned an animated film adaptation of Animal Farm in the 1950s with small changes to the original story to suit its own needs.

    The United States and Iraq both employed propaganda during the Iraq War. The United States established campaigns towards the American people on the justifications of the war while using similar tactics to bring down Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq.

    The extent to which the US government was guilty of propaganda aimed at its own people is a matter of discussion. The book Selling Intervention & War by Jon Western argued that president Bush was selling the war to the public.

    President George W. Bush gave a talk at the Athena Performing Arts Center at Greece Athena Middle and High School Tuesday, May 24, 2005 in Rochester, NY. About half way through the event Bush said, See in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.

    People had their initial reactions to the War on Terror, but with more biased and persuading information, Iraq as a whole has been negatively targeted. America's goal was to remove Saddam Hussein's power in Iraq with allegations of possible weapons of mass destruction related to Osama Bin Laden. Video and picture coverage in the news has shown shocking and disturbing images of torture and other evils being done under the Iraqi Government.

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    Most Schooling Is Training for Stupidity and Conformity - Noam Chomsky on Education

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    Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, and activist. More Chomsky:

    He is an Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT, where he has worked for over 50 years. Chomsky has been described as the father of modern linguistics and a major figure of analytic philosophy. His work has influenced fields such as computer science, mathematics, and psychology.

    Ideologically identifying with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism, Chomsky is known for his critiques of U.S. foreign policy and contemporary capitalism, and he has been described as a prominent cultural figure. His media criticism has included Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), co-written with Edward S. Herman, an analysis articulating the propaganda model theory for examining the media.

    According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the eighth most cited source overall. Chomsky is the author of over 100 books. He is credited as the creator or co-creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, the universal grammar theory, and the Chomsky--Schützenberger theorem.

    Chomsky sees science as a straightforward search for explanation, and rejects the views of it as a catalog of facts or mechanical explanations. In this light, the majority of his contributions to science have been frameworks and hypotheses, rather than discoveries.

    As such, he considers certain so-called post-structuralist or postmodern critiques of logic and reason to be nonsensical:

    I have spent a lot of my life working on questions such as these, using the only methods I know of; those condemned here as science, rationality, logic, and so on. I therefore read the papers with some hope that they would help me transcend these limitations, or perhaps suggest an entirely different course. I'm afraid I was disappointed. Admittedly, that may be my own limitation. Quite regularly, my eyes glaze over when I read polysyllabic discourse on the themes of poststructuralism and postmodernism; what I understand is largely truism or error, but that is only a fraction of the total word count. True, there are lots of other things I don't understand: the articles in the current issues of math and physics journals, for example. But there is a difference. In the latter case, I know how to get to understand them, and have done so, in cases of particular interest to me; and I also know that people in these fields can explain the contents to me at my level, so that I can gain what (partial) understanding I may want. In contrast, no one seems to be able to explain to me why the latest post-this-and-that is (for the most part) other than truism, error, or gibberish, and I do not know how to proceed.

    Although Chomsky believes that a scientific background is important to teach proper reasoning, he holds that science in general is inadequate to understand complicated problems like human affairs:

    Science talks about very simple things, and asks hard questions about them. As soon as things become too complex, science can't deal with them... But it's a complicated matter: Science studies what's at the edge of understanding, and what's at the edge of understanding is usually fairly simple. And it rarely reaches human affairs. Human affairs are way too complicated.

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    The surprising secret to speaking with confidence | Caroline Goyder | TEDxBrixton

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    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this fun and personal talk, Caroline shares a story of moving from stage-paralysis to expressive self. Accompanied by an unusual prop, she encourages us to use our voice as an instrument and really find the confidence within.

    Caroline Goyder is an author and voice coach, with a lifelong curiosity in the question of how we find the courage to think for ourselves: aloud. Caroline trained as an actor, and then as a voice coach at Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD), where she worked for ten years. She now runs a business that helps people find confidence and calm in the theatre of life. Caroline is the author of Gravitas: Communicate with Confidence, Influence and Authority (Ebury) and can be found on Twitter @carolinegoyder

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    Noam Chomsky - on Social Darwinism

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    It was Herbert Spencer who first coined the term survival of the fittest but that is not the optimum way a society should function.

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    You Dont Know What You Dont Know - Noam Chomsky

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    Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Noam Chomsky, Howard Gardner, and Bruno della Chiesa Askwith Forum

    On Wednesday, May 1, the Askwith Forum commemorated the 45th anniversary of the publication of Paolo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed with a discussion about the book's impact and relevance to education today.

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    Best of Noam Chomsky Arguments And Comebacks

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    The education revolution and our global future | David Baker | TEDxFulbright

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    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Never before in human society have so many individuals dedicated so much time, energy, and resources to becoming educated. The education revolution is irrepressible: but can we understand its dynamics and rise to the challenge of making it a potential major force for positive global change?


    Fulbright from the US to Germany, 2003. Professor of Education and Sociology, Penn State University. With an admirable list of world-class projects across continents, David leads research and conducts analyses on many aspects of education for UNESCO, OECD, and the World Bank. His second Fulbright was as the New Century Scholar on the Future of the University in the 21st century.


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    The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene | TEDxOrangeCoast

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    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Never give a “Speech”, says Richard Greene. In this masterful talk, he explains how the great speakers in history use 7 secrets and how we can all become a great speaker by following these secrets and by not just giving a speech but rather creating conversations from the heart.

    Richard has dedicated himself to creating new paradigms in Public Speaking, Politics, and even our understanding of God

    Called The Master of Charisma by The Sunday Times, Richard quit his law practice to coach Presidents, Prime Ministers, Senators, Governors, CEOs, Royalty and celebrities in 44 countries. Chief Judge on TLC's The Messengers, Author, Words That Shook The World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events.

    Richard Studied Political Science in The US and UK, ran for Congress in 1992, advises countless political leaders, hosted Hollywood CLOUT, a live Hollywood Meets Politics talk show on Air America Radio for 3 years, blogs for The Huffington Post, created the non-partisan, celebrity driven Choose YOUR America campaign and The 2014 Midterm Election 'Answer-Thon' to increase political engagement in America.


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    The Concept of Language

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    Linguist Noam Chomsky, professor at MIT, discusses the ways in which language changes over time and how the idea of a national language is a modern phenomenon. In this University of Washington interview, Upon Reflection host Al Page speaks with Chomsky about how languages are systems of communication rooted in human nature.

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    Noam Chomsky What is Anarchism?

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    This video was produced with cooperation from MIT and the Boston Review., filmed and edited by Leigha Cohen.

    Noam Chomsky spoke at MIT Wong Auditorium on November 18, 2013. The event was sponsored by the Boston Review. This event was based on the topic of Noam Chomsky's new volume, On Anarchism.

    Noam Chomsky, world-renowned public intellectual and MIT Professor emeritus discussed the reasoning behind his fearless lifelong questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. Chomsky's anarchism is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian. It is a living, evolving tradition, situated in a historical lineage, which emphasizes the power of collective, rather than individualist, action.

    His scathing analysis of everything that's wrong with our society reaches more and more people every day. His brilliant critiques of - among other things - capitalism, imperialism, domestic repression, and government propaganda, have become mini-publishing industries unto themselves.

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    Noam Chomsky on Education and Creativity

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    TEDxNarimanPoint - Nandita Das - Transformation in Education

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    Alongside a successful and award winning career as an actress and director, Nandita achieved a Masters degree in Social Work from University of Delhi and has continuously worked with various NGOs. As a chairperson of the Children's Film Society, Nandita is passionate about producing and delivering high quality films for children. As an actress, she is known for her performances in Fire (1996), Earth (1998), Bawandar (2000) and Aamaar Bhuvan (2002).
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    TEDxNarimanPoint 2011 took place on Friday September 2nd, 2011 at Y.B. Chavan Auditorium.
    At TEDxNarimanPoint ideas were shared by eminent speakers on ways to transform the educational landscape in India and beyond. The speakers came from varied backgrounds of being educators themselves, social entrepreneurs in the education sector, policy makers, leaders in CSR etc. to present a view of the concerted effort required to change the educational landscape of a country.

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    Noam Chomsky: How Climate Change Became a Liberal Hoax

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    In this sixth video in the series Peak Oil and a Changing Climate from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, linguist, philosopher and political activist Noam Chomsky talks about the Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute and other business lobbies enthusiastically carrying out campaigns to try and convince the population that global warming is a liberal hoax. According to Chomsky, this massive public relations campaign has succeeded in leading a good portion of the population into doubting the human causes of global warming.

    Known for his criticism of the media, Chomsky doesn't hold back in this clip, laying blame on mainstream media outlets such as the New York Times, which will run frontpage articles on what meteorologists think about global warming. Meteorologists are pretty faces reading scripts telling you whether it's going to rain tomorrow, Chomsky says. What do they have to say any more than your barber? All this is part of the media's pursuit of fabled objectivity.

    Of particular concern for Chomsky is the atmosphere of anger, fear and hostility that currently reigns in America. The public's hatred of Democrats, Republicans, big business and banks and the public's distrust of scientists all lead to general disregard for the findings of pointy-headed elitists. The 2010 elections could be interpreted as a death knell for the species because most of the new Republicans in Congress are global warming deniers. If this was happening in some small country, Chomsky concludes, it wouldn't matter much. But when it's happening in the richest, most powerful country in the world, it's a danger to the survival of the species.

    Visit TheNation.com to learn more about Peak Oil and a Changing Climate, and to see the other videos in the series.

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    How to Change Education - Ken Robinson

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    Sir Ken Robinson addresses the fundamental economic, cultural, social and personal purposes of education. He argues that education should be personalised to every student's talent, passion, and learning styles, and that creativity should be embedded in the culture of every single school.

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    Corporate Attack on Education, Chomsky

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    Noam Chomsky talks of the longstanding hostility of the rich to truly educating the public so they don't realize they are victims of an economic system they need to replace with one that truly serves the public. March 16, 2012 Special thanks to Rev. Rhonda Rubinson of St. Philip's Church of Harlem for facilitating this production. Camera, Joe Friendly.

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    Toxic culture of education: Joshua Katz at TEDxUniversityofAkron

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    Joshua Katz is a high school math teacher in Orange County, FL.

    Joshua's Talk:
    In the mid 1800's, Horace Mann captured the potential impact of education on society. We have yet to realize the potential he saw, and in fact, we are missing the mark by a wider and wider margin. We have created a Toxic Culture of Education in our country that is damaging students, impacting our economy, and threatening our future. Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, we have embraced a culture of high stakes testing and are perpetuating a false sense of failure in our schools. We have ignored research and data on effective policy making practices in order to serve the interest of private industries that have monetized our students. The impact is being felt in communities, on college campuses, and in our economy. The solution lies in a common sense approach to student development, curriculum choice, career exploration, and relevant data analysis. This talk will present a vision of an education system that allows us to embrace our full potential if we only had the courage to ask Why Not?

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    Noam Chomsky How to Ruin an Economy; Some Simple Ways

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    Noam Chomsky spoke at Third Boston Symposium on Economics on February 10th 2014, sponsored by the Northeastern University Economics Society in Boston, MA.

    Chomsky argued that certain factors, among them cutting federal funding for research and development and the growing gap between the richest 1 percent and everybody else, have led to the country's current economic climate.

    The system is so dysfunctional that it cannot put eager hands to needed work using the resources that would be available if the economy were designed for human needs, Chomsky said. These things didn't just happen like a tornado, they are the results of deliberate policies over roughly the past generation.

    Chomsky focuses on what economic actions that government, the super rich and corporations are doing that insures the US and other economies fail for the overwhelming majority of people. We're a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic suicide.

    This video also includes an extended 14 minute question and answer period with Dr. Chomsky..

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    The Untold History of Public Education 1900-2017

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    Educare is the root word for Education and means to learn
    To learn that all public education has been a decades long exercise in mind control is disturbing enough. Yet to then learn that we are heading into Computer Based Learning (CBL) where the computer teaches children going forward and humans role become supervisory only, is where this is all headed.
    Once computers teach children and literally are inside their heads see Mine(d)craft one can begin to understand why all education needs to go alternative at once.
    The Untold History of Modern U.S. Education; The Founding Fathers

    Common Core; The Business Side of the New Modern Global Education System

    UN – “Education For All”; The Elite Mono-Minding Global Plans for All Children

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    Sir Ken Robinson - Educating the Heart and Mind

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    Sir Ken Robinson speaks during the Dalai Lama Center's Educating the Heart Series. He discusses the importance of an education that educates not just the mind, but also the heart.

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    Noam Chomsky: The Singularity is Science Fiction!

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    Dr. Noam Chomsky is a famed linguist, political activist, prolific author and recognized public speaker, who has spent the last 60 years living a double life -- one as a political activist and another as a linguist. His activism allegedly made him the US government's public enemy number one. As a linguist he is often credited for dethroning behaviorism and becoming the father of modern linguistics (and/or cognitive science). Put together his accomplishments are the reasons why he is often listed as one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th century. And so I was very much looking forward to interviewing him on Singularity 1 on 1.

    Unfortunately our time together was delayed, then rushed and a bit shorter than anticipated. So I was pretty nervous throughout and messed up some of my questions and timing. Never-the-less, I believe that we still had a worthy conversation with Dr. Chomsky and I appreciate the generous though limited time that he was able to grant me.

    During our 28 minute conversation with Noam Chomsky we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: the balance between his academic and his political life; artificial intelligence and reverse engineering the human brain; why in his view both Deep Blue and Watson are little more than PR; the slow but substantial progress of our civilization; the technological singularity...

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    The power of introverts | Susan Cain

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    In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

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    James Mirrlees - Mathematics and Real Economics

    25:26

    The Inaugural Conference @ King's, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Session 6.

    Mathematical Models: Rigorously Testable, Qualitative Metaphors, or Simply an Entry Barrier.

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    Religious Rights in Education

    6:52

    Video tutorial of the EU LLP AM Comenius about religion in state funded schools.
    Project website:
    See also the tutorial on Violence in Education:

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    UA Scientists Research May Lead to Treatment for Hot Flashes

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    Fifteen years ago, Dr. Naomi Rance was at work when she experienced her first hot flash. Rance, a physician and researcher at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, took note.

    I thought to myself, I've been studying the wrong thing, says Rance, also a UA professor of pathology and neurology. I've been studying how estrogen influences reproduction. I should try to figure out hot flashes.

    And that's just what she did. As it turns out, her basic scientific research on estrogen's involvement with hot flashes, may lead to a promising treatment for them.

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    Professor Chomsky Interview: Reflections on Education and Creativity

    29:47

    On January 25, Professor Chomsky sat down with Roy Danovitch to discuss Education, Creativity, and Democracy.

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    Dialogue between Noam Chomsky and Lawrence Krauss - March 2015

    2:27:02

    Noam Chomsky and Lawrence Krauss discuss a host of critical issues: communication, linguistics, politics and the responsibility of intellectuals.

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    We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

    30:16

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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a renowned Nigerian novelist was born in Nigeria in 1977. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State where she attended primary and secondary schools, and briefly studied Medicine and Pharmacy. She then moved to the United States to attend college, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University with a major in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and a Masters degree in African Studies from Yale University. She was a 2005-2006 Hodder Fellow at Princeton, where she taught introductory fiction. Chimamanda is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the 2007 Orange Prize For Fiction; and Purple Hibiscus, which won the 2005 Best First Book Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the 2004 Debut Fiction Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2009, her collection of short stories, The Thing around Your Neck was published. She was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by The New Yorker and was recently the guest speaker at the 2012 annual commonwealth lecture. She featured in the April 2012 edition of Time Magazine, celebrated as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. She currently divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.

    Intro and Outro music by Kadialy Kouyate performed at TEDxEuston 2011. You can view the full performance here:

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    Noam Chomsky Lecture - Distorted Morality

    55:13

    Speech at Harvard University about America's war on terror.

    Plug Music

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    LUNCHEON AND CELEBRATION OF TUCSON’S DESIGNATION AS A UNESCO CITY OF GASTRONOMY

    6:45

    Introduction: Karen Dotson, Manager, Organic Farming Program, BKW Farms

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    ALS Research

    1:47

    Daniela Zarnescu and May Khanna are on a big hunt to find a small molecule that would bind with TDP-43, a protein that's been implicated in the development of neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. That binding, in turn, could open the door to therapeutic drugs to treat the disease.

    Khanna is a biochemist who works with small molecules. Zarnescu is a molecular and cellular biologist who works with flies.

    Want to read more? Click the link below!

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    Noam Chomsky: Who Owns the World? Resistance and Ways Forward

    1:2:55

    Noam Chomsky delivered a lecture at University of Massachusetts on September 27th, 2012. The video is one hour and three minutes.

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    Noam Chomsky - Ideas of Chomsky BBC Interview

    44:59

    An old interview mostly on Chomsky's linguistics work, philosophy, and some remarks on political views near the end.

    Note: the video is taken from Youtube, where it was broken into five segments, when I re-merged the segments the audio got a little strange, so that before the next segment's audio starts the audio from the last segment jumps in for a fraction of a second. Its tolerable though.

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    Chomsky: Obamas Imperialist Policies

    56:25

    Following a NY Peace Action Benefit viewing of Karen Malpede's new play, Prophesy, Noam Chomsky criticizes Obama's rightwing policies, war making, medical care, coziness with commercial interests . He warns of the coming war in Kandahar and Israel's possible attack on Iran that could go nuclear. In the Q & A, moderated by Karen, Chomsky comments on BP's Gulf Oil disaster, the likely next financial crisis, the Free Gaza Flotilla incident, urges Guantanamo being returned to Cuba and tortured detainees either being tried or released. June 9, 2010

    Camera: Joe Friendly

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    Former NASA administrator speaks at UA 2017 Commencment

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    Maj. Gen Charles F. Bolden Jr. addresses the graduating class of 2017 at the University of Arizona.

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    Noam Chomsky: On Power and Ideology | The New School

    1:16:30

    Presented by Haymarket Books and the Schools of Public Engagement ( at The New School ( Noam Chomsky discusses the persistent and largely invariant features of U.S. foreign policy — in the words of U.S. planners, the overall framework of order” — and its intimate relationship with U.S. domestic policy.

    MIT Institute Professor (emeritus) of linguistics and philosophy Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. His recent books include The New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States, as well as Hopes and Prospects and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books is currently reissuing twelve of his classic books in new editions.

    Location: John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

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    UA Engineering Design Day Exoskeleton

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    Now in its 15th year, Design Day is the culmination of the college's Engineering Design Program, in which teams of five or six students spend an entire academic year taking sponsors' projects from concept to reality.

    Sponsors pitch their projects to engineering design students each year in late summer at the program's open house. Hermelinda Bristol was there with her family, recruiting UA students to build an unpowered exoskeleton for her son Jeffrey, a UA junior in accounting who has cerebral palsy.

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    Beat the Summer Heat

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    When you heat up, your body has ways to keep you at a temperature where your enzymes work optimally, says Dr. Jaiva Larsen, Banner - University Medical Center Tucson emergency medicine physician and medical toxicology fellow. As summer temperatures soar in the southwest, it's time to be mindful of outdoor activity and the dangers of extreme heat.
    Want to read more? Click the link below!

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    AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION VS. EFFICIENCY

    21:00

    WRRC 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    Keynote, Noel Gollehon, Senior Economist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

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    UA Biosphere 2 Rain Forest with Researcher Tyeen Taylor

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    Tyeen Taylor moves catlike along a narrow manmade path fashioned from wooden planks. The path, tucked inside a Brazilian rainforest, is manmade, too. The air is warm and thick. the scent of damp earth and assorted greenery predominates.

    This living lab is part of the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2, and this is where Taylor conducts much of his research on climate change, specifically, volatiles, molecular compounds that are small enough to become a gas.

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    “Language, Creativity, and the Limits of Understanding” by Professor Noam Chomsky

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    Professor Noam Chomsky public lecture: Language, Creativity, and the Limits of Understanding

    April 21, 2016
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary
    University of Rochester

    The University of Rochester’s Distinguished Visiting Humanist for the 2015-16 academic year will be Professor Noam Chomsky (Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, at MIT), who was in residence from Wednesday, April 20 through Friday, April 22, 2016.

    Professor Chomsky is one of the most influential thinkers and public intellectuals of our time, writing and speaking about everything from linguistics and the mind to the nature and cultural significance of power, force, exploitation, manipulation, the media, and just government. He was voted the leading living public intellectual in the 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll conducted by the British magazine Prospect, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, and has received honorary degrees from over 35 universities around the world. In 2011, he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.

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