Noam Chomsky

George Orwell once remarked that political thought, especially on the left, is a sort of masturbation fantasy in which the world of fact hardly matters. That’s true, unfortunately, and it’s part of the reason that our society lacks a genuine, responsible, serious left-wing movement.

Noam Chomsky, ‘The Politization of the University’, in Radical Priorities, Montréal, 1984, p. 200