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Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, and Critical Thinking

At TruthDig last week, Chris Hedges reported on his interview with Noam Chomsky. Here’s what Chomsky told Hedges about the importance of critical thinking: “I try to encourage people to think for themselves, to question standard assumptions,” Chomsky said when … Continue reading

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Is Argument an Act of Self Control?

Are those who council calm in argument in some sense complicitous in evil? Whence passion in debate? William Buckley (counseling calm) and Noam Chomsky (affirming passion) discuss the Vietnam War. I can’t help but hear resonances in our contemporary debates … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky, Speaking to William F. Buckley, Defends Passion in Politics

And Chomsky thinks that it is the passive, the indifferent, and the calmly rational who are scary. He was talking, of course, at the time of the Vietnam War: The irony of this clip is that it is now conservatives, and … Continue reading

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