Noam ChomskyNoam Chomsky, (1928- ) American linguist and political writer

Noam Chomsky Quote

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”

Noam ChomskyNoam Chomsky
~ Noam Chomsky

Guardian, 23 November 1992

Ratings and Comments


Well Said!

Was, Dubai

No double standards thanks.

JBP, Florida


J Carlton, Calgary

Unless of course you are advocating my death because I don't believe in your religion. Or advocating the removal of my freedoms. That is not freedom of expression, it's a crime.

Mike, Norwalk

We hold this truth to be self evident except, as J Carlton has so clearly expressed, only in a lawful, non-criminal atmosphere.

Mike, Norwalk

The socialists, with all other religionists can preach their dogmas to their hearts content as long as it does not interfere with a government of law(s). Progressives and Neocons are expected to express their prejudices; freedom continues as long as neither expressed prejudice is forced on anyone. Going along with that outside the criminal thing (yelling fire in a theater for example), 'sticks and stones will break my bones but word's will never hurt me.'


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