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The powerful are self-immunized from even inquiry, let alone punishment for their crimes.


Noam Chomsky

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If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
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If you don't like what someone has to say, argue with them.
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Nicaragua dealt with the problem of terrorism in exactly the right way. It followed international la...
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In Latin America, specialists and polling organisations have, for some time, observed that the exten...
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Britain kept its position as the dominant world power well into the 20th century despite steady decl...
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The Latin American debt that reached crisis levels from 1982 would have been sharply reduced by retu...
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Everyone who is critical of Israeli policy is deluged by crazed messages intended to flood their ema...
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The Washington leadership has put aside non-proliferation programmes and devoted its energies and re...
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If you're working 50 hours a week to try to maintain family income, and your children have the k...
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My speculation is that the U.S. does not want to establish the principle that it has to defer to som...
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Iran has little capacity to deploy force. Its strategic doctrines are defensive, designed to deter i...
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The childcare tax credit makes some sense.
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Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
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Civil disobedience is - it's no fun.
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To say that the United States has pursued diplomacy with North Korea is a little bit misleading. It ...
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The European reaction to Obama is a European delusion.
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The truth is, I have absolutely no professional credentials - literally, which is why I'm teachi...
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See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence.
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Perhaps the most striking assault on the foundations of traditional liberties is a little-known case...
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When I arrived in Laos and found young Americans living there, out of free choice, I was surprised. ...
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Historical grammar is a study of how, say, modern English developed from Middle English, and how tha...
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In November 2008, the day of the presidential election, Israeli military forces invaded Gaza and kil...
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The Oslo Accords in 1993 determined that the Gaza Strip and the West Bank are a single territorial e...
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From the U.S. point of view, negotiations are, in effect, a way for Israel to continue its policies ...
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Death and genitals are things that frighten people, and when people are frightened, they develop mea...
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The term 'globalisation' is conventionally used to refer to the specific form of investor-ri...
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If a child from an Amazonian hunter-gatherer tribe comes to Boston, is raised in Boston, that child ...
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I like Gramsci. He's an important person.
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Some international law specialists compare the invasion of Iraq to the 'crimes against the peace...
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If you look at history, even recent history, you see that there is indeed progress. . . . Over time,...
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Neoliberal democracy. Instead of citizens, it produces consumers. Instead of communities, it produce...
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The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophe...
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