Chomsky's Text Now Ranks #1 for Sales at Amazon.com

<p>After Hugo Chavez delivered is polemic while holding a copy of Chomsky's "Hegemony or Survival," the text rocketed to the #1 selling text on amazon.com!</p>

<p>He gave it great publicity. But it is interesting when you have a book like that endorsed by Hugo Chavez you know that the book itself is trash. But then again most of his books are very dishonest, misleading etc...His crowning moment I think was when he wrote an introduction to a book htat denies the holocaust written by a nazi.</p>

<p>My favority Chomsky quotes:</p>

<p>"Jews do not merit a 'second homeland' because they already have New York, with a huge Jewish population, Jewish-run media, a Jewish mayor, and domination of cultural and economic life"</p>

<p>"if the Nuremberg laws were applied today, then every Post-War American president would have to be hanged"</p>

<p>Arthur Schlesinger, a pretty well known historian, if not one of the most well known historians descirbed Chomsky as an "intellectual crook" when talking about the accusation of academic inconcistancies, such as lying, mis citing, ignoring counter sourches, falsification of facts, evidence, sources and statistics</p>

<p>Probably all those Faux News aficionados.;)</p>

<p>They’ll but anything.</p>

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"Jews do not merit a 'second homeland' because they already have New York, with a huge Jewish population, Jewish-run media, a Jewish mayor, and domination of cultural and economic life"

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<p>From Wikipedia (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Dershowitz%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Dershowitz&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;/p>

<p>Yet an epigraph of "A Case Study in Hate and Intimidation" is itself highly misleading. Dershowitz attributes a quotation to Chomsky which appears to argue: "[T]he Jews do not merit a 'second homeland' because they already have New York, with a huge Jewish population, Jewish-run media, a Jewish mayor, and a domination of cultural and economic life."[29] These words are actually part of a reductio ad absurdum which Chomsky devises in responding to a New York Times editorial by A. M. Rosenthal which argues in parallel terms that the Palestinians do not merit "another Palestinian state, in addition to Jordan."[30] Chomsky suggests hyperbolically: "We might ask how the Times would react to an Arab claim that the Jews do not merit a 'second homeland' because they already have New York," etc.[31] In constructing the epigraph, Dershowitz excised the first 13 words from Chomsky's clearly-intentional hyperbole, making it appear to be Chomsky's own literal claim, which it is not.</p>

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"if the Nuremberg laws were applied today, then every Post-War American president would have to be hanged"

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<p>This is a true...the Allies also engaged in indiscriminate firebombing and destruction of civilian cities. If the Allied Generals were held to the same standards the Nazi Generals were they would also have been punished...but as the lesson goes: to the victor goes the spoils...and impunity. Here's an interesting quote from General Curtis Lemay who was responsible for the Tokyo firebombings:</p>

<p>"Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.... Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier."</p>

<p>As for the Arthur Schlesinger quote, that doesn't really prove anything. Chomsky has a lot of enemies in the world of American intellectuals, most of whom are related to the administrations or institutions of powers he criticizes. Their views can be found in "The Anti-Chomsky Reader" Here's what Chomsky had to say about Mr. Schlesinger:</p>

<p>"When Arthur Schlesinger was asked by The New York Times in November, 1965, to explain the contradiction between his published account of the Bay of Pigs incident and the story he had given the press at the time of the attack, he simply remarked that he had lied; and a few days later, he went on to compliment the Times for also having suppressed information on the planned invasion, in "the national interest," as this term was defined by the group of arrogant and deluded men of whom Schlesinger gives such a flattering portrait in his recent account of the Kennedy Administration."</p>

<p>Someone, somewhere asked, what do we have to fear from secularists...</p>

<p>-look no further.</p>

<p>Schlesinger is also one of the leading apologists for American plagiarist Doris Kearns Goodwin (who also happens to either sit - or you sit - on the Harvard Corporation).</p>

<p>Dershowitz' resort to intellectual honesty is quite stunning. There are plenty of reasons to dislike Chomsky, to attack his views, or simply to disagree with him, without resorting to knowing and willful misquotation.</p>

<p>See what happens when Ann Coulter takes a break from writing and crawls back into her crypt!</p>