“I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio,” he said, “and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering” here at home.

    Chomsky was speaking to more than 1,000 people at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin, where he received the University of Wisconsin’s A.E. Havens Center’s award for lifetime contribution to critical scholarship.

    “The level of anger and fear is like nothing I can compare in my lifetime,” he said.



flagamuffin:

“The level of anger and fear is like nothing I can compare in my lifetime,” he said.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Democratic_National_Convention

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock_Nine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings

meanwhile, in 2016, we have a lot of people using twitter

i could just keep going but why waste time on my favorite intellectual


posted by thenewgreen: 358 days ago