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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    Noam Chomsky - If Trump Becomes President

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

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    Noam Chomsky BBC interview 2003 ,
    Also very important informations about capitalism you will find here: Prof. Richard Wolff , Ecosocialism, climate justice, degrowth - Joanna Cabello [Carbontradewatch] - Daniel Tanuro [Ecosocialist International Network]
    George Carlin: Who Really Controls America

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    You Dont Know What You Dont Know - Noam Chomsky

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Best of Noam Chomsky Arguments And Comebacks

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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.

    Unless otherwise indicated, all materials on in this video are copyrighted to Leigha Cohen Video, All rights reserved. No part of this video may be used for any purpose other than educational use and any monetary gain from this video is prohibited without prior permission from myself. Therefore, reproduction, modification, storage in a retrieval system is prohibited. Standard linking of this video is allowed and encouraged.

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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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    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.
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    Noam Chomsky - When Elites Fail, and What We Should Do About It, Oct. 2, 2009

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    Noam Chomsky, world renowned linguist and dissident author, delivers the keynote address at the ECONVERGENCE CONFERENCE in Portland, Oregon, on October 2nd, 2009.

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

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    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 - 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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    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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    Can civilisation survive really existing capitalism? | Noam Chomsky

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    Noam Chomsky: Can civilisation survive really existing capitalism?
    UCD Philosophy Society Inaugural Lecture 2013
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    One of the world's leading intellectuals and political activists, Professor Noam Chomsky has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that University College Dublin can bestow.

    The award was inaugurated in 2005, as part of the university's sesquicentennial celebrations, to highlight the 'creative brilliance' of UCD alumnus James Joyce. It is awarded to individuals whose work has made an outstanding global contribution.

    Professor Chomsky was presented with the UCD Ulysses Medal by the President of UCD, Dr Hugh Brady, following a public lecture hosted by the UCD Philosophy Society and the UCD School of Philosophy at University College Dublin on Tuesday 02 April 2013.

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    Dialogue between Noam Chomsky and Lawrence Krauss - March 2015

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

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    Professor Chomsky Interview: Reflections on Education and Creativity

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

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    Noam Chomsky: Totalitarian Culture in a Free Society

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    Noam Chomsky talks on totalitarian culture in a free society on October 1, 1993

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    Noam Chomsky on the State-Corporate Complex: A Threat to Freedom and Survival

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    The Hart House Debates Committee, Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation (NECEF), and Science for Peace present The State-Corporate Complex: A Threat to Freedom and Survival, a talk by academic, author and political activist Noam Chomsky. The talk started with introductory remarks by Hart House Warden, Louise Cowin. Chomsky was then introduced by Toronto Star columnist and best-selling author Linda McQuaig. Followed by talk by Chomsky and moderated Q&A by political science student Semra Sevi. The closing remarks were made by Science for Peace member Chandler Davis.

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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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    Noam Chomsky Grammar, Mind and Body- A Personal View

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    Noam Chomsky speaks about language and philosophy as part of the Dean's Lecture Series.

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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 22nd president of the University of Arizona, Dr. Robert C. Robbins

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    Ralph Nader interviews Noam Chomsky: Foreign Policy and Activism

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    Chomsky and Nader discuss war, activism, censorship and Israel-Palestine etc. From October, 2016.

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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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    Noam Chomsky answers questions from 6 personalities

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    Frank Barat asks Prof Noam Chomsky 6 questions that were sent by Alice Walker, John Berger, Ken Loach, Paul Laverty, Amira Hass and Chris Hedges.

    Filmed in London in March 2011 by Martin Ginestie.

    Frank Barat is coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, an initiative endorsed by Noam Chomsky.
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    Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians a book by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe (edited by Frank Barat) is out now.
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    Chomsky: Obamas Imperialist Policies

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    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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    Noam Chomsky: Free Markets?

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    This talk by Noam Chomsky was filmed at Northeastern University, Boston on Dec. 5, 1997

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    Noam Chomsky Lectures on Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond

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    Noam Chomsky, an emeritus professor of linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a well-known political activist critical of U.S. foreign policy, traces modern-day American imperialism to its earliest roots, 25 years before the American Revolution, and he explains how the United States has lived up to its reputation as the most frightening and dangerous country in the world.

    Hosted by Boston University School of Law and the Boston University Anti-War Coalition on April 24, 2008.

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    Noam Chomsky - The machine, the ghost, and the limits of understanding

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    Professor Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: The machine, the ghost, and the limits of understanding: Newton's contributions to the study of mind at the University of Oslo, September 2011. Q&A at 45:33

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    Commencement 2017 Volunteers

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    Behind the scenes it's the UA volunteers that keep the graduates on the go.

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    Noam Chomsky - Ideas of Chomsky BBC Interview

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    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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    Conversations with History: Noam Chomsky

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    On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler is joined by linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky to discuss activism, anarchism and the role the United States plays in the world today. Series: Conversations with History [6/2002] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 6568]

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    New World Order Debate - Noam Chomsky and W. Scott Thompson 1991

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    This debate between professor and author Noam Chomsky and W. Scott Thompson from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (and former member of Ford and Reagan administrations) took place at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1991. This capture is from a VHS as is.

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    Life on Earth: By Chance or By Law?

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    Brian J. Enquist, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Life on Earth is amazing and multifaceted. Ultimately all of life has descended from one common ancestor and has been guided by evolution by natural selection. On the one hand, the evolution of modern-day diversity and ecosystems may have been contingent on the initial chemical building blocks of life and the historical events that have characterized our planet over geologic time. On the other hand, there are numerous aspects of life pointing to regular and deterministic processes that shape the complexity and diversity of life. This talk will touch on those examples where the laws of chemistry and physics, in addition to evolutionary rules, have resulted in general properties of life. These properties ultimately determine how long we live, the diversity of life, the function and regulation of ecosystems and the biosphere, and how life will respond to climate change.

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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.

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    Bernie Sanders + Noam Chomsky: Deciphering Foreign Policy Jargon part 1/2

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    Aired on May 20, 1985. Part II:

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    YANIS VAROUFAKIS | NOAM CHOMSKY, NYPL, 26 April

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    Yanis Varoufakis considers himself a politician by necessity, not by choice. An economist and academic by training, he became Greece’s finance minister amidst the country's financial crisis, creating an image for himself both beloved and reviled. He discusses his complicated role in his new book, And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future, and on the LIVE stage alongside renowned academic and theorist Noam Chomsky. YANIS VAROUFAKIS is the former finance minister of Greece. A professor of economic theory at the University of Athens and former member of parliament for Athens’ largest constituency, he is the author of The Global Minotaur, among other books. He lives in Athens. NOAM CHOMSKY is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. Chomsky is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of countries worldwide. Among his most recent books are Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Hopes and Prospects, and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books recently released twelve of his classic works in new editions. His latest books are What Kind of Creatures Are We? And Who Rules the World?

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    Noam Chomsky Lecture - Distorted Morality

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

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    Language and the Mind Revisited - The Biolinguistic Turn with Noam Chomsky

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    UC Berkeley presents the The Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lecture series, featuring linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky examines biolinguistics - the study of relations between physiology and speech.

    Series: UC Berkeley Graduate Council Lectures [7/2003] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 7412]

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    Noam Chomsky: What is Special About Language?

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    Noam Chomsky, a world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist lectured at the University of Arizona on Feb. 7, 2012, on What is Special About Language?

    Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor and a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked for more than 50 years. Chomsky, who according to The New York Times is arguably the most important intellectual alive, is credited with revolutionizing the field of linguistics by introducing generative grammar and the concept of a universal grammar, which underlies all human language and is based in the innate structure of language. Beyond linguistics, his work has influenced fields such as cognitive science, philosophy, computer science, mathematics, and psychology.

    Noam Chomsky has received numerous awards, including the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, the Helmholtz Medal, the Dorothy Eldridge Peacemaker Award, and the Ben Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. Since the 1960s, Chomsky has been an influential social analyst and critic. He has published numerous books on U.S. foreign and domestic policies, international politics, the media and related subjects. His writings are among the most quoted in today's world.

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

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

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    Noam Chomsky 2008 | Talks at Google

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    For the past forty years Noam Chomsky's writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, since the 1960s Chomsky has also secured a place as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States.

    Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT and the author of numerous books including Chomsky vs. Foucault: A Debate on Human Nature, On Language, Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship, and Towards a New Cold War (all published by The New Press). He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    This event took place on April 22, 2008 at the Google Cambridge office, as a part of the Authors@Google series.

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