In “The Responsibility of Intellectuals” (1967), linguist, philosopher and political critic Noam Chomsky wrote:
“Intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments, to analyze actions according to their causes and motives and often hidden intentions. In the Western world, at least, they have the power that comes from political liberty, from access to information and freedom of expression. For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us.”
Zuma has recently announced he is withdrawing all cases of defamation for the sake of Nation Building.
The constitution is greater than the man.