By Noam Chomsky, written following his trip to the Gaza Strip on October 25-30, 2012.
(Ashraf Amra / APA Images)
Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010
Three Spanish translations of Chomsky articles
"Pacificación" presidencial en América Latina. La Jornada. 3 de enero de 2010.
El legado de 1989 en los dos hemisferios. Sin Permiso. 13 de diciembre de 2009.
Guerra, paz y el Nobel de Obama. Sin Permiso. 15 de noviembre de 2009.
Chomsky article: The Legacy of 1989, in Two Hemispheres
The Legacy of 1989, in Two Hemispheres. In These Times. December 3, 2009.
The 2010 Erich Fromm Prize
endowed with 10,000E
goes to the linguist and political intellectual
On March 23, 2010, the 110th anniversary of Erich Fromm's birthday, the Erich Fromm Prize will be awarded to Noam Chomsky in Stuttgart, Germany.
The International Erich Fromm Society recognizes with this award the lifework of Noam Chomsky, especially his from public opinion uninfluenced political convictions, which center on the right to life and dignity of all of mankind, even and perhaps especially the powerless. Like Erich Fromm, he boldly and deliberately speaks a language of reason capable both of impressing upon the conscience of the powerful and the opinion makers and of giving hope to the powerless and critical thinkers.
Chomsky, who advised Fromm in linguistic matters of the having mode for Fromm's "To Have or To Be?", plays a similar role today as Fromm did in the fifties and sixties. As Fromm did, Chomsky has the ability to grasp reality without cognitive deformations and to be aware of the distorting function the "pathology of normalcy" has in regard to our public opinions and political convictions and in "manufacturing consent".
The celebration will take place in the New Castle of Stuttgart. Chomsky himself will present the Fromm-Lecture entitled: "'The evil scourge of terrorism': Reality, Construction, Remedy". Laudations will be presented by the Harvard Historian Lawrence Friedman (who is currently finishing a biography of Erich Fromm) and by Peter Zudeick, a German philosopher and writer. Konstantin Wecker, an equally well-known composer of political songs (and 2007 recipient of the Fromm prize) spontaneously agreed to contribute some songs to the celebration. The honorarium is to be donated to the Carol Chomsky Memorial Fund for Children War Victims.
The Erich Fromm Prize is awarded annually by the International Erich Fromm Society to persons who are committed to the achievement of excellence in preserving or reviving humanistic thought and action in the tradition of Erich Fromm. Previous prize recipients have been: Heribert Prantl, Hans Leyendecker, Eugen Drewermann, Konstantin Wecker, Jakob von Uexküll und Gerhart R. Baum.
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Manufacturing Consent available on Hulu
Text of Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Columbia University
The Unipolar Moment and the Culture of Imperialism (Edward Said Memorial Lecture). Columbia University. December 3, 2009
Video of two recent Chomsky lectures
Obama, the Middle East, and the Prospects for Peace. Boston University. December 8, 2009.
Gaza: One Year Later. Watertown, Massachusetts. December 6, 2009.
Presidential 'Peacemaking' in Latin America. In These Times. January 5, 2010.