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Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause (2003)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 15 April 2004 (USA)
Linguist, intellectual and activist, Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of world events including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, Media Manipulation and ... See full summary »

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Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Carol Chomsky Carol Chomsky ... Herself
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Linguist, intellectual and activist, Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of world events including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, Media Manipulation and Control, Social Activism, Fear, and American Foreign Policy in both large forums and in small interactive discussions with other intellectuals, activists, fans, students and critics. Interwoven, is Dr. Carol Chomsky, Noam's wife and manager who reflects on what drives Noam and what life is like with him. Other candid reflections about Noam Chomsky and his thoughts, work and influece are offerred by others throughout the film. Written by Steve Lawrence <telawrence@hotmail.com>

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Canada

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English

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15 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Noam Chomsky: You look through hundreds of years of history, the West has a virtual monopoly of violence, so, massive terror is the kind of thing *we* do to *them*, you know. They're not supposed to do it to us. September 11th was the first break. It was the first time in hundreds of years that any Western country has suffered on home soil the kind of the thing they do routinely everywhere else.
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Truth-Teller
8 January 2008 | by joe-1661See all my reviews

Although this film is no masterpiece, Chomsky discusses topics everyone should be thinking about. Filmed just prior to the start of the Iraq war, he describes the mechanism of fear as a means of controlling the masses.

His words are eerily prophetic; "When the fear runs out of Iraq, then it'll be Iran who becomes the imminent threat."

Wow.

Chomsky understands the ways of the world, Republican-style; create fear, disseminate fear, use fear for corporate growth, make fear the ultimate tool of ultimate ignorance. If it were made today, the content could be waved-off as trite, but these are words from 2003!

Chomsky predicts results of events of actions of those days before the Iraq war, and we see those predictions become uncanny reality before our eyes ...sadly, because it reveals the ultimate truth: Americans are cattle.


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