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June 10th, 2008 by

ZinnDESPITE IAN MURPHY’S IDIOTIC PITCH (“All the cool social activists are doing it. If you do not participate, it will be clear that Noam Chomsky is way cooler than you, and I’ll be forced to get a tattoo illustrating that theme. I’m thinking Noam could be jumping over you on a motorcycle”), the inimitable author and historian Howard Zinn took the time to answer our questions. He’s a cool dude.

Your antiwar position is well known. Why do you hate the troops? (more…)

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Fuck the Troops

May 17th, 2008 by

A BEASTly Opinion

So, 4000 rubes are dead. Cry me the Tigris. Another 30,000 have been seriously wounded. Boo fucking hoo. They got what they asked for—and cool robotic limbs, too. (more…)

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Let there be retards

May 15th, 2007 by

“THREE-O-NINE! THREE-O-NINE!” I crudely affected like an overgrown toddler, exuberantly waving the hotel room key card overhead, and cradling a small, foam-rubber Tyrannosaurus Rex. I adjusted the thick, foreign prescription bifocals strapped to my head, and steamrolled to the front of the line—purblind and unconcerned with normal etiquette. I wasn’t about to wait around in the Godforsaken lobby of a Cincinnati EconoLodge while the biggest story since creation started without us. (more…)

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Chattin' With Chomsky

January 10th, 2007 by

We e-mailed him & he wrote us back!


noamchomskyThe BEAST: You often refer to Israel as being the United States’ “cop on the beat” in the Middle East. Given the immense influence of the Israeli lobby AIPAC in our congress, who’s really calling the shots?

Noam Chomsky: The phrase is not mine. It was used by Nixon’s Secretary of Defense, Melvyn Laird, referring to US policy in the Middle East. Similar descriptions were given at the same time by US intelligence, by Senator Henry Jackson (the Senate’s leading specialist on the Middle East and energy), and others. (more…)

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November 15th, 2006 by

Pseudoscience and Psychedelics in the Church of Scientology
by Ian Murphy

“I’m going to invent a religion that’s going to make me a fortune. I’m tired of writing for a penny a word.”
- L. Ron Hubbard

“If you leave this room after seeing this film, and walk out and never mention Scientology again, you are perfectly free to do so. It would be stupid, but you can do it. You can also dive off a bridge, or blow your brains out; that is your choice.”
- From the Scientology recruitment film Orientation.

“Hulk want PARTY!!!”
- The Incredible Hulk, upon being denied entrance to the Scientology Halloween party. (more…)

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