The Chomsky Hoax

Articles and documents exposing the dishonesty and fanaticism of extreme left-wing propagandist and genocide denier Noam Chomsky.

General

Paul Bogdanor, The Top 200 Chomsky Lies [PDF]
Documentation of 200 egregious falsehoods about communist mass murderers, modern history, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, 9/11, Latin America, the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Holocaust denial, etc. Also lists misquotations, numerical distortions and worthless sources used in his writings. (The original 100 lies are also available in Spanish.)
Paul Bogdanor, The Wit and Wisdom of Noam Chomsky
Quotations the Chomsky cultists would like you to ignore.
Stefan Kanfer, America’s Dumbest Intellectual
Charles Kalina, Noam Chomsky and His Critics
Illuminating guides to the mental dungeon of Chomskyism.
J. Bradford DeLong, My Very, Very Allergic Reaction to Noam Chomsky
Oliver Kamm, Noam Chomsky
Ridiculing Chomsky’s statements about Bosnia, Holocaust denial and the Khmer Rouge.
Keith Windschuttle, The Hypocrisy of Noam Chomsky
Overview of Chomsky’s ideological career.
Oliver Kamm, Chomsky Recollects
Chomsky wrote that Americans were no better than Nazis. Then he misrepresented what he had written.

Book Reviews

American Power and the New Mandarins
Arthur Schlesinger, Three Cheers For Professor Chomsky: But Not Just Now [PDF]
Arthur Schlesinger and Noam Chomsky, Exchange: Truman’s Speech and Noam Chomsky [PDF]
Oliver Kamm, Chomsky and the Vietnam War: A Study in Failure
Oliver Kamm, Chomsky and the Vietnam War: A Study in Propaganda
Peace in the Middle East?
Benjamin Kerstein, Review
Political Economy of Human Rights
Stephen J. Morris, Chomsky on US Foreign Policy [PDF]
Paul Bogdanor, Chomsky’s Totalitarian Apologetics
Paul Bogdanor, Chomsky Denies a Genocide
Towards a New Cold War
C. M. Woodhouse, The Anti-American Case [PDF]
Fateful Triangle
Paul Bogdanor, Chomsky’s Protocols
Manufacturing Consent
Paul Bogdanor, Manufacturing Distortions
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
J. Bradford DeLong, My Allergic Reaction to Noam Chomsky
Benjamin Kerstein, Review
Powers and Prospects/Class Warfare
Roger Scruton, Rash Thinker Who is in Two Minds
The New Military Humanism
Adrian Hastings, Chomsky and Kosova
A New Generation Draws the Line
Marko Attila Hoare, Nothing is Left
9/11
Carlin Romano, Once Again, Chomsky’s on Anti-US Hobbyhorse
Interventions
Jonathan Rauch, Notes From a Gadfly

Ideology

Nathan Folkert, Chomsky on Violence
On Chomsky’s support for totalitarian terror and mass murder.
Barry Loberfeld, The Coercive Anarchism of Noam Chomsky [PDF]
The true nature of Chomsky’s anarchocommunist ideology.
James Ostrowski, Chomsky’s Economics
Chomsky wants to abolish the liberal state because it exercises too little control over the population.
Clare Spark, Chomsky Versus Lippmann
Chomsky’s propaganda fabrications about “the manufacture of consent” exposed.
Paul M. Postal, Noam Chomsky and the Quest For Social Justice
An academic colleague exposes his manipulative rhetoric about international human rights standards.

Cold War

Russil Wvong, Chomsky Responds to Criticism of PPS/23 Quote
Russil Wvong, A Response to Chomsky’s Quotation of PPS/23
Chomsky distorts a Cold War document.
Oliver Kamm, Chomsky on Milosevic, Stalin and Germany
Chomsky revives discredited myths about the 1952 Stalin Note on the status of Germany.
Tom Nichols, Re: Chomsky: A Principled Dissenter
A Cold War historian exposes Chomsky’s falsification of the history of the arms race.
Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman, Handling Dissidents: The “Free-World Model” [PDF]
Joshua Muravchik, Latin American and Soviet Repression [PDF]
Chomsky tries to belittle Soviet crimes.
Charles Kalina, Chomsky and Afghanistan
Quick rebuttal of Chomsky’s ludicrous equation of American intervention in Vietnam and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Vietnam

Noam Chomsky, In North Vietnam
Chomsky undertakes a stagemanaged tour of North Vietnam and argues that this hideous dictatorship “offers the peasant hope for the future.”
Vietnam News Agency, Spring Peace Offensive of American People Welcomed [PDF]
An official North Vietnamese record of Chomsky’s enthusiastic collaboration with totalitarian tyranny.
Tim Starr, Noam Chomsky: Viet Cong Cheerleader
Chomsky’s notorious speech glorifying the communist mass murderers in North Vietnam. Chomsky has admitted in print to delivering this speech.
Anders Lewis, Noam Chomsky: Unrepentant Stalinist
Debunks the Chomsky propaganda version of the Vietnam War.
Noam Chomsky, Education Camps or Tiger Cages?
Chomsky whitewashes the concentration camps in post-war Vietnam.

Cambodia

Noam Chomsky, Comments on Cambodia [PDF]
Chomsky credits the Khmer Rouge dictatorship with saving up to a million lives.
James A. Donald, Chomsky Lies
Point-by-point refutation of Chomsky’s infamous genocide denial essay in The Nation.
Noam Chomsky, Letter on Cambodia
Leopold Labedz, Chomsky Revisited
Chomsky suggests that Khmer Rouge atrocities have been inflated by “a factor of 1,000.” He is then taken apart by Labedz in one of the most devastating rebuttals ever written. If you only read one discussion of Chomsky’s political views, make it this one.
Robert Manne, Response to Chomsky [PDF]
West Midlands Anarchists, Noam Chomsky on Cambodia
First-rate analyses of Chomsky’s genocide denial.
Sophal Ear, The Standard Total Academic View on Cambodia
Bruce Sharp, Averaging Wrong Answers: Noam Chomsky and the Cambodia Controversy
Massively detailed studies of Chomsky’s Khmer Rouge apologetics.
Nathan Folkert, Noam Chomsky on the CIA Demographic Catastrophe Report
Chomsky’s falsification of the CIA demographic study of Cambodia.
Noam Chomsky and Murray Rothbard, Exchange: Noam Chomsky on Cambodia [PDF]
Noam Chomsky and Charles Burton, Exchange on Cambodia [PDF]
Noam Chomsky and Adam Roberts, Exchange on Cambodia
“Trilateral Chairman,” Noam Chomsky on Cambodia
Michael Ezra, Chomsky’s Cambodian Chutzpah Continues
Sophal Ear and Geoffrey Cain, Chomsky Should Listen to His Own Advice and Admit Errors
In which Chomsky is repeatedly caught falsifying his record of genocide denial.

Yugoslavia

Roger Lippman, Noam Chomsky’s Denials of Serbian War Crimes
Marko Attila Hoare, Chomsky’s Genocidal Denial
Chomsky’s appalling record on the war crimes in Yugoslavia.
Ed Vulliamy et al., Srebrenica: Defending the Truth
Marko Attila Hoare, The Guardian, Noam Chomsky and the Milosevic Lobby
Bosnia specialists and genocide survivors denounce Chomsky.
Oliver Kamm et al., Chomsky, The Guardian and Bosnia
Newspaper columnists denounce Chomsky.
Oliver Kamm, Chomsky Bamboozles on the Balkans I II III
Chomsky falsifies sources to conceal war crimes and concentration camps.
David Watson, Letter to the New Statesman
Roger Lippman, Noam Chomsky on Kosovo
Chomsky’s apologetics for the crimes of the Milosevic regime.
Marko Attila Hoare, Is it Really True That “East Timor Was Worse Than Bosnia or Kosovo”?
Detailed refutation of Chomsky’s abuse of the East Timor tragedy in his campaign to belittle the bloodbaths in the former Yugoslavia.

Israel

Paul Bogdanor, The Devil State: Chomsky’s War Against Israel [PDF]
Comprehensively refutes Chomsky’s fictions about the Arab-Israeli conflict. From Edward Alexander and Paul Bogdanor, eds., The Jewish Divide Over Israel; an abridged version appeared in Peter Collier and David Horowitz, eds., The Anti-Chomsky Reader.
Alan Dershowitz, Chomsky’s Immoral Divestiture Petition
Benjamin Kerstein, Noam Chomsky is an Iconic Mass Murderer...
The Chomsky-Dershowitz debates on Israel.
Ali Hussein, Chomsky Needs to Learn a Lot More About Lebanon
David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin, Noam Chomsky’s Love Affair With Nazis
Zachary Hughes, Noam Chomsky’s Support For Hezbollah
Chomsky travels to Lebanon and openly embraces the genocidal fanatics of Hezbollah.
Noam Chomsky, Hamas Policies Are More Conducive to a Peaceful Settlement Than Those of the US or Israel
Chomsky tells Lebanese viewers that Hamas positions are “preferable to the policies of the United States and Israel,” which are “very similar to those of Hitler.”
Paul Bogdanor, Chomsky and the Terror Masters
Chomsky travels to Gaza for a meeting with the leader of Hamas.
David Bernstein, Chomsky on Moshe Dayan
Adam Holland, Quoting Chomsky’s Misquotes
Oliver Kamm, Chomsky and Conspiracy Theory
Adriene Sere, The Dance of Deception
Alan Dershowitz, Chomsky’s New Blood Libel
Oliver Kamm, Chomsky on Palestine & Israel
Joel B. Pollak, 60 Years of Self-Destruction
Typical Chomsky falsehoods exposed.

Antisemitism

William D. Rubinstein, Chomsky and the Neo-Nazis [PDF]
Examines Chomsky’s belief that Holocaust denial is not antisemitic and that Holocaust deniers have been maligned. Also notes the parallel between Nazi apologetics and Chomsky’s Khmer Rouge genocide denial.
Pierre Vidal-Naquet, On Faurisson and Chomsky
On the notorious Chomsky preface to Faurisson’s book.
Nadine Fresco, The Denial of the Dead: On the Faurisson Affair
Detailed analysis of the Faurisson scandal.
Werner Cohn, Partners in Hate: Noam Chomsky and the Holocaust Deniers
The definitive work on Chomsky’s neo-Nazi involvements.
Werner Cohn, Chomsky and the French Neo-Nazis: Some Documents
Comments on the Guillaume essay below.
Werner Cohn, Chomsky’s Veracity Problem – Continued
More evidence of Chomsky’s collusion with the Holocaust deniers.
Rachel Neuwirth, The Chomsky File
There is more to Chomsky’s involvement with antisemitism than his collaboration with Holocaust deniers.

Chomsky’s Jewish Critics

Edward Alexander, The Secret Life of Noam Chomsky [PDF]
Carlos P. Otero, The Attack on Noam Chomsky Was Unjustified [PDF]
Edward A. Stern, Noam Chomsky’s Politics and Albert Einstein’s Violin [PDF]
Noam Chomsky, Chomsky’s Words Stand on Their Own [PDF]
Edward Alexander and Edward A. Stern, Response to Chomsky [PDF]
Illuminating debate on Chomsky’s antisemitic connections.
Noam Chomsky and Edward Alexander, Exchange: Holocaust Denial [PDF]
Chomsky tries to cover his tracks with a defamatory rant against his chief opponent.

Chomsky’s Nazi Admirers

Pierre Guillaume, A Clarification
A French Holocaust denier shows how Chomsky single-handedly saved the denial movement from collapse. He even gave the deniers translation rights for his books! Chomsky assisted in the preparation of this essay. For discussion, see the preceding articles by Cohn.
Institute for Historical Review, “One of the Best Exposés of Zionist Mythology...”
Institute for Historical Review, “Chomsky’s Valuable Insights...”
American Holocaust deniers endorse Chomsky’s anti-Israel ravings.
Friends of Oswald Mosley, Noam Chomsky’s Search For the Truth
British fascists sing Chomsky’s praises.

War on Terrorism

Noam Chomsky, On the Bombings
Brian Carnell, Chomsky Needs a Fact-Checker
Oliver Kamm, Chomsky Redux
In which Chomsky equates the 9/11 massacres and the bombing of a deserted factory in Sudan, invokes a worthless source and fabricates statements by Human Rights Watch.
Noam Chomsky, The New War Against Terror
The speech containing Chomsky’s infamous invention about American plans for a “silent genocide” in Afghanistan. Chomsky warns (at 7:55-8:25 mins.) that millions will die within “the next couple of weeks.”
Massive Food Delivery Averts Afghan Famine
Ronald Radosh, The Last Word on the Afghan “Genocide”
Chomsky accused the Bush Administration of planning to murder 3-4 million people, but American intervention actually prevented a famine in Afghanistan.
Noam Chomsky, On Afghanistan
Brian Carnell, Chomsky: Take Bin Laden at His Word
Chomsky declares it “entirely possible” that bin Laden did not know about 9/11 – even when bin Laden is quoted saying that he did know – and adds that “there are no innocent victims” of terrorism.
Christian Beckner, Chomsky Doesn’t Know His WMDs
Chomsky shows that he does not understand the difference between radiological and nuclear weapons.
Jacob Laksin, The Ayatollah of Anti-Americanism
Michael Weiss, Fisking Chomsky’s Latest Bilge on Iran
Michael Weiss, Fun With Chomsky’s Latest Hiccup
Chomsky’s falsehoods about the Iraq war and the Iranian nuclear crisis.
Noam Chomsky, My Reaction to Osama Bin Laden’s Death
Christopher Hitchens, Chomsky’s Follies
Bret Stephens, From Chomsky to Bin Laden
Chomsky denounces the killing of bin Laden while continuing to deny bin Laden’s involvement in 9/11.

Chomsky’s Conspiracy Theories

Chomsky Calls US Imperialistic [PDF]
Chomsky suggests that America is planning a war against Europe.
Chomsky Misuses Facts [PDF]
Chomsky fabricates American plans to exploit the Iranian hostage crisis by building new missile systems and encircling the Indian Ocean.
Chomsky Lectures on US Foreign Policy
Chomsky asserts that the Clinton Administration is “the most extreme fundamentalist administration,” but the American population “hasn’t got a clue to what’s going on.”
Faculty Hold Teach-In on Divestment
Chomsky claims that America arms and funds Arab suicide bombers.
Interview: An Hour With Noam Chomsky [PDF]
Chomsky argues (page 119) that sports, sex and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? are media tools for manipulating the population.
Larissa MacFarquhar, The Devil’s Accountant [Excerpts]
Chomsky claims that the attack on Pearl Harbor saved millions of lives and that America and Britain used Nazi armies to fight the Soviet Union and prolong the Holocaust.
Bill Frezza, A Lion in Winter
Chomsky suggests that America is selling nuclear warheads to the Israeli air force and that the search for a cancer cure is a hoax.

Other

Konrad Koerner, The Anatomy of a Revolution in the Social Sciences: Chomsky in 1962
A respected historian of linguistics shows how Chomsky actually achieved academic prominence.
Barry Eshkol Adelman, An Underdiscussed Aspect of Chomsky (1959)
Exposes the distortions and misquotations in Chomsky’s famous assault on B. F. Skinner.
Peter Schweizer, Noam Chomsky, Closet Capitalist
Alleges that Chomsky made millions of dollars from the political system he despises.
Samuel Korb, Chomsky’s Allegations Should Be Questioned
Eye-witness account of bullying by Chomsky.
Larissa MacFarquhar, The Devil’s Accountant [Excerpts]
More examples of bullying by Chomsky.