Noam Chomsky In His Own Words

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Social and Economic Justice

AWTT asked Noam Chomsky if there was a single moment that turned him into an activist, a "Moment of Truth." 

This is his response:

My political awareness begins with my earliest memories during the Depression -- pathetic people coming to the door to try to sell rags, riding on a trolley car with my mother past a strike at a textile plant and watching security forces beat women strikers, sensing the dark clouds of fascism spread over Europe, and a lot more.  There was no defining moment.  Just no alternative.

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