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Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without A Pause Review


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There's no shortage of video material about Noam Chomsky: He's been the sole subject of at least five feature length documentaries since 1992, and he's appeared in nearly 20 more docs as himself -- every one an opportunity for him to rail against the system and the complacency of the American heartland.

For those unfamiliar with Chomsky's rhetoric (and I don't mean that pejoratively), Chomsky claims that -- in a nutshell -- we are being controlled by the government and the mass media, who are co-opted by business and interested in keeping us complacent through warmongering and scare tactics. This would all be dismissable as crackpot theorizing if Chomsky wasn't so erudite and didn't have the uncanny ability to footnote everything he says. Chomsky is simply brilliant, and many of the films about him make that apparent.

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