• It is only in folk tales, children's stories, and the journals of intellectual opinion that power is used wisely and well to destroy evil. The real world teaches very different lessons, and it takes willful and dedicated ignorance to fail to perceive them.

    "The World After September 11th". Noam Chomsky's speech at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Conference at Tufts University, Massachusetts, December 8, 2001.