Noam Chomsky - Problems of Knowledge & Freedom (Ideas at the House)

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"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."

Chaired by Mary Kostakidis, this special event features Professor Chomsky answering written audience questions on any 'Problems of Knowledge and Freedom' including linguistics, global politics, human rights, responses to climate change, the nature of democracy and any other issues the audience raise.


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Thanks for posting this. No matter how much I listen to Chomsky I always learn something new. My favorite quote from this talk, I think this sums up one of Chomsky's main ideas about language: "Aristotle said language was sound with meaning... language is in reality meaning with sound or other externalizations such as sign"

Author — Nicholas Dedless

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Chomsky wearing velcro shoes like a BOSS!

Author — Dent

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I love this, they actually let Chomsky talk for once. Keep up the good work people

Author — B Menasco

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He always comes to the floor with new ideas.

Author — Martine Naylor

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I listen to him like my granddad would have taught me had he lived. He’s a legend yet so humble and his insights and his influence is nothing less than Marx or Lenin (sorry if that’s an exaggeration). I can listen to this gentleman for hours n hours and lot of political viewpoints shaped up after following his lectures... long live the legend

Author — lavi chhabra

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25:50 Noam called it. Foxconn just opened this week.

Author — Tertiary Adjunct

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I was actually expecting the question from the woman in the floor as they promised the chance.

Author — James Wang

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1:00:30 "It takes a tremendous act of will not to talk to yourself" Noam Chomsky
Yep, that would be meditating and I can't succeed it. At some point, I always find myself itchy, feel like scratching a part of my body and fail miserably.

Author — Alphonse Duponey

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Welcome to Australia Noam...(all kneel) do you have any new thoughts on 9/11?

Author — jaye see

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32:25 I can't find the book by Joel Bacon he mentions. Does anyone know it?

Author — Oscar Davies

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We had no problem with these matters for hundreds of years beforehand, when the West set up puppet rulers in these nations. Now, however, it's gotten out of control. Why not conquer them again, and do what we always have done?

Author — Charles Warren

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Australia thinks Science is Sexy! Awesome!

Author — Vaso Vukotić

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I could listen to him forever. There isn't a talk of his that I don't come away richer in knowledge, angrier at the machinations of power, and sadder for the prospects of humanity where each day our fragility and vulnerability becomes more exposed to be nothing more than expendable consumers/commodities.. but god bless him and protect him for telling the truth and bravely showing us the reality without illusions, however horrendous it is to see and hear. He is the Socrates of our time.

Author — renamcvicar

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God's banker... by Posner. truth is in the greed.

Author — Celdatadroid Droidy

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Look at the chairs and the clothes she is wearing and you can see the background, taken for granted, luxury and privilege people working in academia have. Will they rock the boat.. Doubt it. Chomsky goes about his work very modestly indeed.

Author — Simeon Banner

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I don't know why I can't listen to him.

As mark twain supposedly said about the book of Mormon (but in respect to its writing).

...chloroform in print, ladies and gentleman..

Chloroform in print.

Author — Bad Picture Man

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Do you say stupid ad hominem (personal insult, FYI) stuff, or do you save your flattery for say, Pete Sessions?

Author — John Fullerton

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1:00:23 Imagine being the mind of Chomsky. He can talk a lot. I have a hard time tuning myself out and I don't have much going on. Also, am I wrong to cringe at the interviewer a few times?

Author — bfrfoxtrot

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If you believe noam is intelligent? Try out socialist east berlin after WW2. Seems a intelligent person could learn from history that occurred in his own life time.

Author — theaubad100

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irony trvmp's palm beach overrun by opioid od's and fundy cop outs... Google search "opioids palm beach. no es bueno.

Author — Celdatadroid Droidy