Noam Chomsky





Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher,cognitive scientist, logician,historian, political critic, and activist. He is an Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT, where he has worked for over 50 years. In addition to his work in linguistics, he has written on war, politics, and mass media, and is the author of over 100 books. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the eighth most cited source overall. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and he was voted the "world's top public intellectual" in a 2005 poll. Chomsky has been described as the "father of modern linguistics" and a major figure of analytic philosophy. His work has influenced fields such as computer science, mathematics, and psychology. He is credited as the creator or co-creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, the universal grammar theory, and the Chomsky–Schützenberger theorem. After the publication of his first books on linguistics, Chomsky became a prominent critic of the Vietnam War, and since then has continued to publish books of political criticism. He has become well known for his critiques of U.S. foreign policy,state capitalism and the mainstream news media. His media criticism has included Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), co-written with Edward S. Herman, an analysis articulating the propaganda model theory for examining the media. He describes his views as "fairly traditional anarchist ones, with origins in the Enlightenment and classical liberalism", and often identifies with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism. Continue Reading »



Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
American Power and the New Mandarins
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
On Anarchism
Understanding Power
The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Occupy
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
9-11
Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians
Latin America: From Colonization to Globalization
Pirates and Emperors, Old and New
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture
Government in the Future
Deterring Democracy
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism
Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace
After the Cataclysm
Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs
Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent
Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order
Anarchism: From Theory to Practice
New Generation Draws the Line: Humanitarian Intervention and the
The New Military Humanism: Lessons from Kosovo




Works
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
American Power and the New Mandarins
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
On Anarchism
Understanding Power
The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Occupy
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
9-11
Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians
Latin America: From Colonization to Globalization
Pirates and Emperors, Old and New
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture
Government in the Future
Deterring Democracy
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism
Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace
After the Cataclysm
Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs
Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent
Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order
Anarchism: From Theory to Practice
New Generation Draws the Line: Humanitarian Intervention and the "Responsibility to Protect" Today
The New Military Humanism: Lessons from Kosovo


Lists Appeared In
The Political Science Books Top 100
The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time
The Sociology Books Top 100
Well-read in No Time: 100 Short Nonfiction Books
Forty-five Books for the 45%
100 Books to Build a Better Scotland
99 Books For The 99%: Books for Social, Environmental, & Political Activism
US History: The American past in 100 Books
The Best Anarchist, Communist, & Socialist Books
Rebels, Rulers, and Artists: 100 Captivating Lives


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