Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

  • Опубликовано: 1 фев 2012
  • Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standardised assessment.

    Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference - Jan 25th 2012- London (LWF 12)

    Interviewed & directed by Graham Brown-Martin
    Filmed & edited by Kevin Grant at wildtraxtv (

Комментарии • 786

  • Wali Starez
    Wali Starez 14 часов назад +1

    Reason is my framework. The fool doesn't need it. Noam can tell us something against the us-terror but in culture, psychology and education he is really lousy - a left- wing man (extremist as well as right-wing idiots of course).

  • Ken W. Simpson
    Ken W. Simpson 6 дней назад

    Chomsky claimed 9/11 was not a conspiracy by the Bush administration when obviously it was. Why Possibly because his alma mater, MIT, produced the inept and fake video of planes penetrating and ludicrously passing through the steel and concrete walls of the twin towers - a physical impossibility. There were no planes, no Osama Bin Laden and no Islamic terrorists. The Israelis set demolition charges weeks earlier to synchronise when detonated with the imaginary aircraft. There was an Israeli TV crew on hand to record the catastrophe even before it happened.
    Chomsky sold out just like the late Christopher Hitchens did over the US invasion of Iraq and 9/11.

  • john smith
    john smith 8 дней назад

    Resist or serve...

  • Kaleb Briones
    Kaleb Briones 17 дней назад

    How do academics help indoctrinate us?

  • La Fuerza del agua
    La Fuerza del agua Месяц назад

    The recording is just good for nothing

  • marc verhaegen
    marc verhaegen Месяц назад

    Biological pradaptations to speech & language, google
    "Speech originS 2017 Verhaegen"

  • Arzu Khan
    Arzu Khan 2 месяца назад

    Micro consensus and micro incent ,very intelligent ,Mr.Chomsky !!

  • Vigilant A.
    Vigilant A. 3 месяца назад

    00:37 Go

  • Vigilant A.
    Vigilant A. 3 месяца назад

    00:37 Go

  • pixelatedparcel
    pixelatedparcel 3 месяца назад

    Couldn't bare tye camera and editing work on this...had to settle for audio only. Am I the only one?

  • trollsneedhugs
    trollsneedhugs 3 месяца назад

    New innovation is not as revolutionary innovations from the past... Not right there, sorry!

  • timothy lines
    timothy lines 3 месяца назад

    no progress with religion in government.

  • qwerty123456
    qwerty123456 4 месяца назад +2

    0:36 Starts talking

  • Ermington Plumbing
    Ermington Plumbing 5 месяцев назад

    To slow to start dude!

  • Ernest Ochoa
    Ernest Ochoa 5 месяцев назад

    Well put.....mister choam, I can't and will not say its my goal to change the way everybody thinks.. what education should be...but when I meet that women that wants a PH.D IN PICKING UP ELEPHANT SHIT IN A PARADE...BECAUSE TO HER SHIT SMELLS LIKE ROSES AND ROSES SMELL LIKE PILES OF MORE SHIT....IT WILL NOT BE EVERYBODYS NORM BUT HER NORM AND HER WORLDS NORM IS WHAT MATTERS...HAPPYNESS IN YOUR MIND IS OUR OWN CURSE." ERNEST OCHOA JR"

  • Asdf Qwer
    Asdf Qwer 6 месяцев назад

    Education, is very important at the beginning of your life. I mean formal education. from age 4 to 16. you must learnt how to read and write, after that you can live your life, according to your personality and interest. is that simple. why we made it so complicated? many programs ,different kinds of degrees ,etc.. we all know that contemporary education, its job is to absorb youths"s energy by bringing boys and girls together and create a white dream until these twenty somethings years disappear. Yes, at the end 10 persent of the total learners can count on .howevere, if there is brain there is always hope. Think before you act. observe the society and see what is the impact of each level of the education. And then you will discover that critical thinking skills are the key to success which is differ from one to another.

  • Marco André Schmidt
    Marco André Schmidt 6 месяцев назад

    i know he is a very rescpect especialist on the field of educantion. But I´ve tried to heard him twice and I just can´t hes voice is terrible

  • 37Dionysos
    37Dionysos 6 месяцев назад +1

    Decades of studies show that education is the best investment on the planet, returning $14 for every $1 put into it. So you'd think that greedy businessmen would be piling on for a piece of the action. Nope. Something "troubling" about educating people. Not good if your own plan is to enslave people by selling them shit they don't want or need. But look at us now since the GI Bill after WWII----well?

  • Elijah Canfield
    Elijah Canfield 7 месяцев назад +2

    Read the deliberate dumbing down of America by Charlotte Iserbyt. The elites have been chipping away at the individual through education. I just turned 17 and I'm completely mind blown the world/culture I grew up in is fake and designed.

  • Sounds Of Eken
    Sounds Of Eken 7 месяцев назад

    The sound is sabotaged

  • ExplorerJust
    ExplorerJust 7 месяцев назад +1

    I've just discovered this and it really is a fantasic narrative. Thank you

  • Frederik Rasmussen
    Frederik Rasmussen 8 месяцев назад

    Nice work with the camera

  • Cameron Welz
    Cameron Welz 8 месяцев назад

    who cares about the nose hairs? nose hairs=punk rock

  • Steven Pierce
    Steven Pierce 9 месяцев назад

    Cool lecture but I am not interested in close ups of Noam Chomsky's nose.

  • kookyuke
    kookyuke 11 месяцев назад

    I think he "under sells" the impact of new technology. Machines are now self learning and being put in more and more control. My job in education has made me aware of a changing "sense ratio" (to quote Mcluhan). That is to say students are less apt and willing to engage with text. I feel this will impact on knowledge acquisition. The lack of knowledge of how this technology does what it does and where best to use it, is also of concern and is not a trifling thing....In my humble opinion.

  • Chris Blanco
    Chris Blanco Год назад

    16:30 Passing Tests & Hurdle Jumping verses Real Inquiry, Challenging Material & Self Discovery

  • jim dower
    jim dower Год назад

    What i find funny is how stupid journalists are. I graduated from the 3rd highest income grad University in the world, just behind Mellon & RPI. MIT & Harvard weren't in the top 200 & none of my friends would brag about attending those affirmative action schools. To listen to this man is boring because i helped invent the internet at DEC Digital when we were kicking IBM, Microsoft, & Apples ass in the 80's. This man didn't imagine something called the internet when we already invented it in Shrewsbury Mass. We invented the 64 bit Alpha chip (Ratheon Patriot missile) before he had a clue thx to Reagan & the Star-wars program. At least Reagan never implied that he was smarter than Einstein like this simpleton (ie. Newton).

  • Liz Gichora
    Liz Gichora Год назад

    Thank you.

  • Michael
    Michael Год назад +1

    And yet at present (March 2017) a state rep in Arkansas has introduced a bill to ban the teaching or mention of Howard Zinn in public schools. One cannot say that this is only mistaken policy and not an intentional effort to dumb down the public into followers and not critical, engaged thinkers. Passivity is the goal, thus not so odd at all that many comments here deal with the camera work rather than the substance of what Chomsky is speaking about. I guess those comments show the effectiveness of the present educational system. Short attention spans, inability to listen and parse an argument being made and separate the wheat from the chaff, emphasis on flashing visuals rather than spoken or written word.

  • Blanka Bila
    Blanka Bila Год назад

    Behind any significant use of contemporary technology such as the internet, it is very unlikely to be helpful, and in fact it turns out to be harmful. Brilliant as always.

  • Stephen Shafer
    Stephen Shafer Год назад

    I've realized now that I can appreciate Noam Chomsky from a distance and don't need this creative camera work.

  • franklyn donaldson
    franklyn donaldson Год назад

    My question is, When do you think that the persons that are in charge of education will get it, and see that teaching toward a test does nothing for kids.

  • franklyn donaldson
    franklyn donaldson Год назад

    The one thing is missing from the begging of the education of the child is the creative side

  • rumthin
    rumthin Год назад

    The constant close ups (ie. up his nose etc.) of Mr. Chomsky were very distracting to the discussion.

  • PrinceZamunda
    PrinceZamunda Год назад +2

    Noam Chomsky and that 'raspy' voice. Bordering on indecipherable sometimes haha. But so, so much substance!!!

    • Mammamu3
      Mammamu3 2 месяца назад

      PrinceZamunda ’raspy’ voice= vocal fry

  • fantastic big things cant tell you now

    oh my comment was directed to you mister kill joy, and not aimed at other enlightened although deeply concerned citizens

  • Thomas Casey
    Thomas Casey Год назад

    history will always be written by the winners two thirds of the world will always be under the delusion of a dehati and education will always judge fish on there ability to climb trees this civilisation is not getting better it's just getting more distracted

  • tictoc544
    tictoc544 Год назад +3

    indoctrination has been too effective....many lives destroyed so sad

  • Roel Vink
    Roel Vink Год назад +18

    *Schools will start telling the truth. The truth will be the most important thing to learn regarding any subject, especially life. History class will tell the story from both sides*. There will be classes in the ultimate truth. For the 1st time ever the *Truth of Life* has been revealed. Teh truth explains the big picture of life in every facet. Google *TruthContest click on the earth icon and read the Present*. The *Truth* contains your ultimate purpose and is the only thing that matters.

    • Quaint Deliveries
      Quaint Deliveries Год назад

      +dries boy India's national motto is 'Truth Alone Shall Prevail'....Satyamev Jayate

    • Thomas Casey
      Thomas Casey Год назад +2

      dries boy history will always be written by the winners two thirds of the world will always be under the delusion of a dehati and education will always judge fish on there ability to climb trees this civilisation is not getting better it's just getting more distracted

    • Trippy Giphy
      Trippy Giphy Год назад +1

      World is not ready for that :/

  • The Ultimate gamer /snail
    The Ultimate gamer /snail Год назад

    But your gonna die so what's the point of education

  • aYeGFX
    aYeGFX Год назад +1

    sorry but you overdid it with the fancy editing and stuff like that. please try to just keep it simple. it can still be aesthetic that way!

  • Michael J Echon
    Michael J Echon Год назад +12

    Resources and power are the driving force behind propaganda and indoctrination. Farming humans like cattle to live off of their labor and toil. The mega rich are the true leeches on the system.

    • Fred Dibnah
      Fred Dibnah 3 месяца назад

      I like that, well put

    • Gulf Wars
      Gulf Wars Год назад +1

      Gates has already billions he is using to spread his ideas around the world. He spend 80 million dollars to circumcise African men and even babies? Is anybody watch Gates

  • Paul Cook
    Paul Cook 2 года назад

    great ...mind

  • 444suse
    444suse 2 года назад +4

    During my life i have found the interesting and revealing thing: high educated people are the most likely to be fooled by new fascinating and treacherous ideologies and ideas. Working people have indeed much better immunity. One of the few studies i trust is math: it's not propaganda and fantasy but pure and merciless science, sharp as razor.

    • NAes12
      NAes12 Год назад +1

      Thats funny, because the people in my life the most likely to jump on to bankrupt ideologies all have math back grounds, math teachers and phds. I suspect it's the autistic and reductionist tendencies. A squared kilometer of land is not defined by its quanitified economic output for christ's sake.

  • Kimberly George
    Kimberly George 2 года назад


  • Kilgore Trout
    Kilgore Trout 2 года назад +28

    Thanks a lot for the 35 seconds of titles.

  • flachi32
    flachi32 2 года назад +136

    I'm sure we can all do without the nasal hair close ups

    • Mammamu3
      Mammamu3 2 месяца назад

      stephen pfrimmer 😂😂😂

    • stephen pfrimmer
      stephen pfrimmer 2 месяца назад

      look at his lips and his tongue (plosives, bilabials, etc). that is what the focus is on. and his book stalagmites

    • stephen pfrimmer
      stephen pfrimmer 2 месяца назад +1

      i like his nose hairs

    • stephen pfrimmer
      stephen pfrimmer 2 месяца назад +1

      maybe the intention was for you to look onto his face and his eyes and his skin, that he is human: that he has hairs growing from his nose should make us glad: he is as human as you and me. Listen to him and each other or look at nostrils, and miss everything

    • Kyle Rusk
      Kyle Rusk 4 месяца назад

      flachi32 Noam’s nose hair doesn’t care. The man is a leftist god.

  • Jim Bob
    Jim Bob 2 года назад

    Why don't we see the great minds of the past, the Da Vincis, the Michelangelos, the Platos? They don't want them. It's that simple. If they met them, certain pain would ensue. Don't throw your laundry list of great thinkers at me. Their influence is marginalized. There are not enough people to understand what he's saying to make a significant difference and you know why.

  • Adenike Adeyemi
    Adenike Adeyemi 2 года назад

    Noam Chomsky****** great speech. his analysis of 'The impact of technology' is great can't be said otherwise!

  • gustave mondragon
    gustave mondragon 2 года назад +26

    Mr Chomsky is an absolute brilliant mind, surpasses Einstein who was a genius in mathematics but Mr Chomsky provides a constant seamless and uninterrupted flow of information I am amazed how this great professor can speak for 2-3 hours with his oratory skills. It is an honor sir.

    • Guilhem Herisson
      Guilhem Herisson 11 месяцев назад +1

      Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges?

    • Gulf Wars
      Gulf Wars Год назад +7

      I as well, and at 87, he could soon just be gone. Nobody to take is place and Harris is NOT Noam's equivalent

  • Arnold Van Kampen
    Arnold Van Kampen 2 года назад +1

    Please keep indoctrinating. From time to time I carry kids in my car in the age of 5 to 7 and they turn my car into an outright jungle. I praise those who tell them that they should be "good". Others turn to poor sources of information, looking for guidance. So if someone can show them standard ideas, they can compare them to the ones they encounter along the way. Maybe some may loose their shine and attractiveness quickly. Great ideas probably aren't so entirely coincidentally. I want to believe that art including religion and science are essential. We are just an inch away from superstition, witchcraft and barbarity.

  • Per Ringnes
    Per Ringnes 2 года назад +46

    Noam Chomsky is my intellectual hero and one of my guides in life.

    • James Daniels
      James Daniels 8 месяцев назад

      Per Ringnes Alan Watts has to be a very close second although on a different notation to Noam

  • Gold
    Gold 2 года назад +1


  • gg
    gg 2 года назад +4

    Who's the retard hipster shooting this shit!? Way to earn your arts degree...

  • almoktafi
    almoktafi 2 года назад +6

    Who the hell is shooting this?? Stunningly crappy camera work

  • Jerry Rhee
    Jerry Rhee 2 года назад

    Contrasting purposes of education in the modern age using an adjustable, well-constructed, directive conceptual apparatus/framework

  • arguestreet
    arguestreet 2 года назад +11

    I think Chomsky is the great thinker of our time. He'll be missed. But, concerning education for what one assumes is the masses, he misses an important point: we're not all created equally. From what I've seen, as an educator, if left to their own devices not all students will gravitate to learning on the basis of 'being free to learn about what you're interested in'. Unless how to put rocks into snowballs and not get caught, or how to get my hair to look like Katy Perry's qualifies as 'being free to learn about what you're interested in', it's not going to work. He's projecting, which we all do. While HE may have resented the perceived limitations of education/indoctrination, most of us simply don't have the capacity or the desire to figure things out on our own. I'd say biologically, we were not designed that way. Some are! And Chomsky is one! But alas, most of us are much better at following than leading.

    • René
      René 5 месяцев назад

      Steve T You should investigate John Locke's Theory of Natural Rights (his concept of freedom is what the Declaration of Independence is implicitly founded upon) and then Rousseau's The Origin of Inequality, the state of human nature as peaceful and harmonic - but culture and society corrupts this state. Rousseau being the first cultural critic.

    • Aymeric St-Louis-Gabriel
      Aymeric St-Louis-Gabriel Год назад

      reachforacreech Oh my this qas probably the most atrocious over-simplification of Christian thought I've ever read.
      Christians believe that Humans were created in the image of God (Good) AND that they fell into sin (Bad). I'd assume that people that believe that a being could be fully divine AND fully human could be comfortable with complex paradoxical thinking (like the wave particle dichotomy that really isn't one).
      It might be surprising but a 2kyo (Mainly) Western School of thought based on some of the finest Ancient Jewish thinkers can produce somewhat of a nuanced view of humanity.

    • Steve T
      Steve T Год назад

      Do you have any sources to the idea that Chomsky believes we're "all created equally"? I've been reading his writings, his political and none political writings, and everything seems to point to the opposite.

    • arguestreet
      arguestreet Год назад

      And if the girls are only interested in learning how to put blue streaks in their hair and the boys, how to get rocks to stay inside snowballs, you motivate, how? Do they all care about how democracies are just as corrupt as fascist states or how corporations are bending cultures to meet their own nefarious needs? Hail to those that care. We should all be so lucky. But we ain't and to base an entire education system on the strengths of a few 'free thinkers' denies the vast majority a chance to at least learn something other than "What they're interested in". Pullease..

    • arguestreet
      arguestreet 2 года назад

      +boutchie06 Does genetics back you up? If you read Living with Our Genes, the thinking these days is that a lot of our personalities are predetermined. The fearful adult who as a baby squirmed uncomfortably in his mother's womb. Identical twins separated at birth who, regardless of the socioeconomic environment they're raised in, have almost identical IQ's, identical life spans, similar likes and fears, etc etc.

  • Jackie Joseph
    Jackie Joseph 2 года назад

    Brilliant, like Woody Allen as professor. Nice fellow; surely do hope he's not knotted in the web he semi-protests. Transcend my friend to the shelter of the Absolute Truth the Supremely all attractive Personality of Godhead, that you may come to know yourself of eternity in loving exchanges with Srimati Hare and Sri Krishna. Then instead of hypocrisy and bloody slaughter, we may bring on a Golden Age; allow divinity to flow like spring water. Chanting the Name(s) of God be full of nectar for eternity. All zeros validated and related by the One. Yhe sound vibration incarnation is free and fun.

  • David Lilley
    David Lilley 2 года назад +1

    Please, if you have been to school and learnt anything then try to take this test.
    Can you argue against the following ideas?
    -history is bunk
    -do not learn stuff. Learn concepts and skills
    -you will never learn anything as useful as the three "R's"
    - the only discussion in the UK before rolling out free compulsory education in 1838 was the trade-off; the three "R's" versus imprisonment
    -why go to university when most lectures are freely available online?
    -only learn stuff on a need to know basis. You can get through life not knowing the capital of France is Paris
    -you can get stuff as and when required with a few clicks on your mobile

  • Clark Magnuson
    Clark Magnuson 3 года назад

    An educated person should be able to analyze the political bias of Noam Chomsky.

    • Cory Foster
      Cory Foster Год назад +2

      You are very closed minded.

    • Clark Magnuson
      Clark Magnuson 2 года назад

      +John Mulligan
      Collectivism aka Karl Marx 1859.

    • John Mulligan
      John Mulligan 2 года назад

      +Christinex0 and what is this bias then?

    • SusansEstelleDoll
      SusansEstelleDoll 2 года назад

      lol. you dont need to anaylize chomsky to understand his political bias, he is very, very transparent in his political leanings. he is not actually trying to hide anything.

  • fergoesdayton
    fergoesdayton 3 года назад +2

    The system has an over-reliance on standardized tests, with outdated theoretical backings. I've known so many people who did fair, or even poorly, on their standardized tests (SAT, CAT) , and went on into college doing well, and have creative productions in the real world. At one point they were failing 4.0, H.S students for not testing well. In Western society, the bureaucracy of the analytic, has led to a corrupt education system, that severely undervalues intuitive thinking. Ironically, intuition has always been important in western philosophy of mind (Einstein, Poincare, Feynman, Von Neumann). Unfortunately, in such an anti-intellectual society, it's impossible for laymen, many with backgrounds from 3rd world countries and blue collar inheritance, to even realize this tragedy exists. If the system is biased against a relative handful, of highly gifted minds, which I believe it is, then in Democracy's, where the opinion of the mediocre flourish, this will remain a tragedy.

  • Scott Haley
    Scott Haley 3 года назад +74

    As a former educator at both the secondary and community college levels, I agree. In my beginning yrs as a teacher, I bought into the "indoctrination" approach to education. It's a disaster for both students & ed in general. It was only in later yrs that I learned the value of teaching students to think & develop creativity rather than to recite. Some recitation is of use, but it shouldn't be the primary focus of education.

    • intx123
      intx123 6 дней назад

      really? You can TEACH students to think and be creative? Are you sure about that?

    • Bo Qin
      Bo Qin Год назад +4

      This is why Chinese education system sucks at encouraging innovation. Everyone goes into education for the sole purpose of gaming the system, rather than actual learning. Studying for tests becomes everything. The ones who can memorize but can't be creative get to go on with their higher education.
      Makes sense when Asian countries were trying to catch up economically. Now they aren't just adopting other innovations but need to innovate themselves. Luckily, they have a lot of human bodies and brains to throw at this problem. But I doubt their education filtering system became any less brutal.

    • Naimul Haq
      Naimul Haq 2 года назад

      Once Newton claimed to have spent 5 days and night without food or sleep, because he kept getting flashback of original ideas, nonstop, that produced masterpieces in physics and mathematics, which he attributed to meditation, that opened his third eye.

    • Naimul Haq
      Naimul Haq 2 года назад

      He used meditation to solve problems, discover theorem, even self-control enabling him to self-teaching mathematics.

    • Naimul Haq
      Naimul Haq 2 года назад +1

      +Jim Bob
      To increase creativity all students should be taught 'meditation' from an early age (like Ramanujan who discovered 4000 theorems), that helps concentrate and self-control and increase intelligence.

  • Nigar Amiraslanova
    Nigar Amiraslanova 3 года назад

    What does he mean by 11-16 minutes?

  • Andrew Feist
    Andrew Feist 3 года назад +2

    where'd they get all those books? lol

  • AK naaa
    AK naaa 3 года назад +50

    Who the hell is shooting this?? Stunningly crappy camera work....Chomsky.. brilliant as always.

    • Leo Weo
      Leo Weo 5 месяцев назад

      AK naaa ancient tortious...witches mouth...old man nosehair.

    • Andrew Bennett
      Andrew Bennett 2 года назад +4

      +AK naaa I agree. The close ups of Chomsky's nose and hand movements are bizarre and pretentious. Reminds me of the cinema verite' of the sixties.

  • Brad Hillier
    Brad Hillier 3 года назад +2

    my question why are the books purposely stacked to fall down?
    do you believe he reads that many books at a time?
    ask questions has he preachs and i bet he doesn't speack so timid in his personal life, weird.

  • Roman Espla
    Roman Espla 3 года назад +1

    cant listen to this at low volumes cause of his deep ass voice :D please transcribe this great mind out of a young womans voice :D thank yuou!

  • esteban corral
    esteban corral 3 года назад

    the purpose of education is to have guilible minds regurgitate the state propaganda and believe it to be true for political control. The asocial non-politcal thinker sees through this crap, takes a shovel and makes excellent compost. Amen which translates to So be it.

  • Vj Grimes
    Vj Grimes 3 года назад +15

    Most people are at least vaguely aware (me) of assertions in the clip, but he puts a lot of "current thinking" in a nutshell, a few nuggets:
    Two concepts of "purpose of education" system. First, Traditional philosophy, the enlightenment (inquire, create, search riches of the past, internalize significant bits) and further, in your own way, to help people determine how to learn on their own for yourself [HIS PREMISE THROUGH ALL OF THIS]. Second, Indoctrination, to accept and not challenge--after activism of 60s, concern that "crisis of democracy" saying that institutions aren't indoctrinating the young effectively, towards life of conformity, for passing tests for vocational training--RATHER than inquiry, pursuing interests (opposite of enlightenment tradition).
    Impact of Technology. The significance of communications is not as big as transportation, or even plumbing--changes are real, but not as dramatic. Tech is neutral, the hammer doesn't care--researcher has to have a framework for which Internet is a valuable tool. Inquiry directs your research, illuminating what ought to be pursued. A biologist isn't just someone with access to the information--awareness of what matters is fundamental, while Internet and communications aren't helpful, even potentially harmful, if result is cult-generated factoids without evaluation.
    Education, a Cost or an Investment? Do we want free, creative individuals, OR, who can increase the GDP?, which are not the same thing. Though cost/benefit analysis can be used--e.g. work on the Internet at MIT, where people explore possibilities for useful tools, for scientific and cultural progress--including master artisans that rise on the shoulders of others--it does not come from nowhere, it comes from the lively cultural and educational system that encourages creative exploration, independence of thought, willingness to challenge & cross frontiers of accepted beliefs--without which you are not going to get tech that leads to economic gains.
    Assessment vs Autonomy. Tests for students and instructors are to see what I know and where to go from here--a person can do well on tests, but understand very little. Constructive purposes (rather than hurdles that divert from what you ought to be doing) are purpose of tests. Tests are useful tool, for helping improve what we're doing--but doesn't compare with engagement, searching, inquiring, pursuing topics, which is far more significant. You remember what you discover. Physics teacher is asked, "What are we going to cover in this course?" response is, "It matters only what you discover." Inspiring students to discover on their own, to challenge if they don't agree, to look for alternatives, to work through great achievements-of-the-past that interest them. Education is helping students get to the point where they learn on their own, not absorb material from the outside. ~ Noam Chomsky

    • MrAubery
      MrAubery 28 дней назад

      proof that earth is FLAT

      TENINCHTERROR 3 года назад

      +Philosopher8659 Good luck friend, I hope your work is published :)

      TENINCHTERROR 3 года назад

      +Philosopher8659 I agree completely on that point, people are merely puppets. At least in the US.

    • Philosopher8659
      Philosopher8659 3 года назад

      You can also look at what I said in relation to learn linguistic competence, do people use language as material, or as enumeration in names or do they think as Plato and other great thinkers tried to promote, by definition? Normal people do not think well by definition.

    • Philosopher8659
      Philosopher8659 3 года назад

      I have panic attacks doing the work, as I am a single parent, retired and really need a girl who can at least keep a house and better if she could help with the language project.

  • Jimmy Lee Jr
    Jimmy Lee Jr 3 года назад

    Terrible videography, shamefully bad.

  • GE-ROD Noonan
    GE-ROD Noonan 3 года назад

    please help me get a education

  • Andrew Kearns
    Andrew Kearns 3 года назад +2

    That's some pile of books. Where they piled up on purpose to make us aware of Noam's reading prowess? The camera work is awful and distracting. Black and white too? I don't disagree with most of the ideas presented but the presentation is brutal.

    • cryora
      cryora 10 месяцев назад

      Google "CERN Office" and look at the images. You'll find pictures of rooms with piles of books / papers. Even I have a bunch of books as a new grad student, which I saved from my undergrad for reference. I am using my window sill as a book shelf.

    • Edgar Hernandez
      Edgar Hernandez 3 года назад +6

      In my experience if you go talk to your professors, at least in the humanities, your going to find piles of books in their offices. Professors are constantly churning out papers or "works" and so their constantly researching. So his pile of books is, to me, to be expected.

  • johnrakthai
    johnrakthai 3 года назад +1

    I thought this guy was supposed to be brilliant and having something to say.

    • Cory Foster
      Cory Foster Год назад +2

      Please grow up and open your mind.

  • Paul Molloy
    Paul Molloy 4 года назад

    At 11:00 Chomsky explains the rise of neoliberal libertarianism

  • MrFriskyWhiskey
    MrFriskyWhiskey 4 года назад

    IMHO The purpose of education is indoctrination. Consensus and conformity. Bringing you 'up to speed' with someone else's opinions etc. Standardising this to a benchmark.

  • holybigbang
    holybigbang 4 года назад +2

    love to LISTEN to that guy. the staples of books in the image and the close up camera shots are ridiculous :)

    • Ther Storbob
      Ther Storbob 3 года назад

      Though to be fair, those books are probably just his warmup for the interview:)

  • Birth Throson
    Birth Throson 4 года назад

    thanks for sharing

  • Roland Hawken
    Roland Hawken 4 года назад

    This is just a watered down version of Whyndam Lewis, with a few new pointers .
    Strange thing is Lewis was right wing .I suppose all ideas meet at one point.

  • Charles Maunder
    Charles Maunder 4 года назад +3

    Why did the cameraman have a fetish of crawling inside Chomsky's left nostil? It was very distracting.
    Otherwise, as useual, I found his ideas very insightful. Anyone who really listens, wheather they agree or not, must concede that he presents an intelligent discussion on any topic he tackles.

  • scobra
    scobra 4 года назад +2

    Wow, that's 22 mins of my life that I will never get back...

  • scobra
    scobra 4 года назад

    Dan O'shea, when does the naked blonde with big tits come on, firing her chaingun from the hip? I'm almost at the end of my 6 second attention span

  • Brandon Dardano
    Brandon Dardano 4 года назад

    some thoughts.....personally, i think the praxis of indoctrination requires development. Regarding technology, i'm not really sure i agree with the impetus on real and significant changes as an indication of progress. Unless you're using this as a progression of indoctrination, of course. As far as frameworks are concerned, I think of study and research as a self-directing phenomenon. It's inherently systemic. I think regarding factoids and such, it's more of a question about what constitutes an '-oid' in general, and whether it's related to simula(t/c)+(-ion)/(r)^(a/um)? it seems to fit with my notion of f(f(s)) at least to the point of r^(oid)+v in s, such that the semantic derivative (with respect to derigitave context--->derogative pretext? .......of 'roids' is f(f'(s)) or ds/dt vs. dd/dt, with a vowel displacement such that for all roid in s, there is at least one roit in i(i(o)), but not i(f(0)). Um, basically, stare at riots until steroids. Could be related to staring contests or contesting stars (assuming 'inglish' represents the aggrandizement of the gherund within a necessarily obscure rant that is neither colloquially understood as English nor obscurant.

    • Evan Urena
      Evan Urena 2 года назад

      +Jayms Dean Nice symbolism you used. Great comment.

    • Brandon Dardano
      Brandon Dardano 4 года назад

      dri-vel? more like re-veille... rive=tell me a riveting dri-novel.

    • scobra
      scobra 4 года назад

      +Brandon Dardano
      Shut up, you're typing drivel. U on drugs?

    • Brandon Dardano
      Brandon Dardano 4 года назад

      well, apparently the notion of ion and ioff aren't mere affixes of linguisufferage in the semantion eon in i^e, that is or is not ha. i figured noam facilitated the seemingly unilateral notion of 'derigitave context' in terms of queries. all within a unilattice of unibiquitous omni-ions to avoid the theth the and the saurus.

  • Eric Wind
    Eric Wind 4 года назад +3

    I really wish the cameraman didn't focus so much on his mouth and his nose.

  • Voltspear
    Voltspear 4 года назад

    Over Analyser !

    • Voltspear
      Voltspear 3 года назад

      Im already over analysing his drivel

    • Remember When
      Remember When 3 года назад +2

      Better to over-analyse than not analyse at all like most people...

  • Rich Gallagher
    Rich Gallagher 4 года назад +21

    Free education for everyone. Create more videos about learning or how to create or how things work. Knowledge is something that is shared will grow. Hiding information about how something works or how it's created slows down progress not increase it.

  • Taymaz Valley
    Taymaz Valley 4 года назад +3

    The man is just so enlightened! Amazing and true, but unfortunately we experience all the negative aspects of education that he highlighted, and rarely get to discover.

  • ozza1011
    ozza1011 4 года назад +9

    Whoever shot/ edited this video needs a kick in the face. We do not need several close ups of Noam's lips; while he might be education's descended angel, lip-face is just really shit. Booyakasha.

    • scobra
      scobra 4 года назад +1

      The cameraman hung himself and his feet keep swinging on and off the zoom button

  • James Today
    James Today 4 года назад

    i hated school, the stink of it,the hate filled miasma that oozed in pepuety from the very bones of the place..exited sharply, absently .. .education ruins lives, education is a word, education is a weapon, education kills makes me sick..

  • Marina Bellini
    Marina Bellini 4 года назад +1


  • Leeke Melaku
    Leeke Melaku 4 года назад

    please can you fill out this survey. It is for an app I'm making. Thanks.

  • Jonatan Ekeberg
    Jonatan Ekeberg 4 года назад +4

    I fell asleep during the first 10 seconds..

    • yabadabadu
      yabadabadu 4 года назад +2

      That's because you are a moron

    • Aureliano Nava
      Aureliano Nava 4 года назад +6

      Ha! It's called 'short attention span.'

  • unity20000
    unity20000 4 года назад +5

    John Goldberg. If there was no 'free market', he wouldnt need to sell any book or tell anything.
    Also, in case you didnt notice - you cant do SHIT in a capitalist country without money. To do anything, either you need to have heaps of money, OR, the thing you do must be worth money so that others will distribute it for you.
    until 2000s, there wasnt internet to allow people to reach millions of people without having to shell out millions of dollars. only way was through books. but see, now there is a way like that, and you are watching his videos, lectures, all the important stuff for FREE.
    so ?
    dont talk without thinking next time.

    • trollolol234
      trollolol234 4 года назад

      While contemporary mythology has it otherwise, the market is not a distinct phenomenon: it is what exists when people interact and otherwise voluntarily transact with each other. Money is just a means to faciliate this exchanges.
      Technological evolution makes stuff constantly cheaper, until it's almost FREE eventually.

  • turockandar
    turockandar 4 года назад

    Although this expose is not on the subject of physics...that pile of books behind him seems to be defying Newtonian laws.

  • a singularity empire
    a singularity empire 4 года назад

    Was the camera operator working for some agency manipulating distraction? "Anything so that people won't listen to Chomsky"

  • Donald Miller
    Donald Miller 4 года назад


  • TheTrueabundance
    TheTrueabundance 4 года назад

    he's an ex film noir director.

  • abdinoorful
    abdinoorful 4 года назад

    through systematically moving up in the ranks you become more useful to society, hence getting more money but you have to realize success in the western world for the most part is predetermined and our "system" my friend is pretty bad while you sit enjoying your juicy meal your government obliterates and takes advantage of third world countries.

  • Wynn Ni
    Wynn Ni 4 года назад

    Can anyone explain social mobility to me? if America is geared toward the wealthy and business classes, why are we allowed to go to a school (university) and shift from getting a job that requires a lot of labor to getting one that gives out better pay and requires less work. By the end of the day we are able to get enough food to eat and we have some time to do what we want. Just wondering how bad our system is, in respect to the points made, For starters rate 1-10.

  • James B
    James B 4 года назад

    Haven't read much Chomsky, have ya?