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PostSubject: Chomsky on justice, law, and the State.   Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:14 pm

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGzdNxsTwKQ
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PostSubject: Re: Chomsky on justice, law, and the State.   Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:45 pm

Tight. Don't think i would've ever found that if you didn't post it, thanks.

I guess when he's talking about legality he's refering to it as a customary thing, rather than something enforced by authority.

I think he's right when he says that his presence at MIT isn't, basically, hypocritical, but for a specific reason that he didn't mention (stickin' it to the man is cool and all, but i don't think that's exactly why), that is that MIT isn't exclusively an institute of war, or of the state. It's resources, as he said, allow it to be a tool that can be used to reach people who otherwise wouldn't be. Just the same, i don't think working for the government, as in being on their pay-roll, is necessarily wrong. It's only as you move higher up into positions of authority where you run into problems.

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