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Chomsky quote (thread from hell)
What does James Donald believe Chomsky believes?
> Of course Noam Chomsky is optimistic - he favors limitless and
> absolute state power and the forcible and violent silencing of all
> those who deviate from political correctness.
What does Chomsky believe Chmosky believes?
>Noam Chomsky, in a 4/16/94 e-mail response to a question from Steve
> In my opinion, not only mainstream intellectuals but also others
> who produce a constant stream of lies, distortion, racist screeds,
> etc., should be permitted freedom of speech. The state should not
> have the power to stop them. The same freedom extends to
> hypocrites, like faculty senates who choose one particularly and
> usually quite marginal example because career and power interests
> are served thereby, while ignoring vastly more significant and
> awful cases because the opposite is true. And Congress, of which
> the same is correct.
(BTW, I must admit that Cypherpunks is the last place I expected to
find someone who doesn't think that control over information flow is
real power: that's the thesis that lies at the center of most of
the Chomsky statements that have been attacked).