Noam Chomsky, way back in 1959, busted B. F. Skinner’s myth of radical behaviorism as the one true path to predicting and controlling human behavior. In an interview published today by Guernica (h/t Alternet), Chomsky again busts a myth at the heart of what ails us today: that of the sacrosanct use of violence by the US to shape the world according to our self-worshiping will.
|By: knowbuddhau Wednesday May 12, 2010 12:02 pm|
|By: knowbuddhau Friday May 7, 2010 8:51 am|
Democracy Now! reports this morning on efforts to apprehend a suspected war criminal. “U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer said: “The massacre at Dos Erres was a dark moment for the Guatemalan people, and we will not allow suspected perpetrators to escape justice by taking refuge in our cities and towns.” That’s a malicious myth in the making.
|By: knowbuddhau Wednesday May 5, 2010 4:13 pm|
CTuttle, commenting on the previous DCM diary, Deconstructing Myths of America: Pepe Escobar Special Edition pt1, makes two points most difficult to challenge: A) “Pepe [Escobar] is the man;” and B) Gareth Porter ain’t too shabby, either. As evidence, watch Porter’s July 12 and 14, 2009 videos for The Real News Network.