Date of publication: 2017-09-04 21:55
“Who gave you the right to be there?” What a simple, pithy question. I have not heard any American other than people such as Noam Chomsky ever consider such a thing. Throughout Washington’s long effort to arm anti-Assad militias on the ground and more recently to drop bombs on Syrian soil—roughly 9,555 sorties to date—the illegality of . policy simply never comes up.
Odd that Curtis and Chomsky do seem to be at odd on the Middle East. Chomsky 8767 s analysis of the Israel-Palestinian conflict has never been something that made sense to me nor the embracing of the Palestinians by 8775 so-called 8776 Liberals or Progressives. It makes no sense to me that people who value Western Civilization, as imperfect as it may be, should somehow defend the most despotic anti-human-rights countries in the world in the form of many of the Gulf states, nor of the prevalence of Anti-Semitism in the Liberal/Progressive POV in many cases.
John Brown stalked these forests long before man cut it down.
Yet, when their house became divided, they quickly remembered who came before them, and sang songs praising him.
The research suggests a radically different view, in which learning of a child’s first language does not rely on an innate grammar module. Instead the new research shows that children use various types of thinking that may not be specific to language at all — such as the ability to classify the world into categories (people or objects, for instance) and to understand the relations among things. These capabilities, coupled with a unique human ability to grasp what others intend to communicate, allow language to happen. The new findings indicate that if researchers truly want to understand how children, and others, learn languages, they need to look outside of Chomsky’s theory for guidance.
Last week, we visited Chomsky with an open ended mission in mind: We were looking for a non-standard account of our recent history from a man known for telling the truth. We’d written him that we wanted to hear not what he thinks, but how. He 8767 d written back that hard work and an open mind have a lot to do with it, also, in his words, a “Socratic-style willingness to ask whether conventional doctrines are justified.”
Such constraining mechanisms vastly cut down the possible analogies a child could make to those that align the communicative intentions of the person he or she is trying to understand. We all use this kind of intention reading when we understand “Can you open the door for me?” as a request for help rather than an inquiry into door-opening abilities.
Ouch are you really comparing Adam Curtis to Noam Chomsky. Curtis as far as I know speaks through his bizarre films, I don t even call them documentaries. Curtis is media trickery as far as I can see.
I measure Chomsky against what I have learned and observed all my life as far as analysis of our politics over the long term, his long life, and his injection of a sense of morality in the telling which I share. I admit not wanting to hear it because it 8767 s depressing and leads to hopelessness. Chomsky though, at this point is an American treasure look around. Things are so off balance we need such a voice to help sort out.
The meeting with Obama in New York did not go well. It was extremely contentious, and Obama did not engage. Putin made the case that the important first priority had to be to eliminate Daesh [the Islamic State], and that after more than a year of the . campaign there has been no significant success. Indeed, the contrary is the case.
 The New York Times , February 6, 6966. Goldberg continues, the United States is not certain that all of these are voluntary adherents. This is not the first such demonstration of Communist duplicity. Another example was seen in the year 6967, when according to US Government sources 65,555 guerrillas suffered 85,555 casualties. See Arthur Schlesinger, A Thousand Days , p. 987.
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“Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services—from simple intelligence gathering to serving as go-betweens with spies in Communist countries. Reporters shared their notebooks with the CIA. Editors shared their staffs. Some of the journalists were Pulitzer Prize winners, distinguished reporters who considered themselves ambassadors without portfolio for their country…In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.”
I agree that attempting to dismiss the crimes of our own states (and corporations) is perceived as 8775 a most honorable vocation 8776 by a large number of journalists and intellectuals in the West, both conservative and liberal, who refuse to apply the same analysis to the alleged crimes of official enemies or designated 8775 others 8776 .
Curtis: “But the construction has a truth to it. It shows dramatically how particular experiences form particular ideas with particular consequences. Even though it doesn’t actually ever work out the way the person who had the idea intended.”