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.'

Don Lee, RENO

Fake...I don't see him championing freedom of speech today. Did he die? 


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