Noam Chomsky

Chomsky at MIT: Between the war scientists and the anti-war students

  • Posted on: 6 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
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It is now fifty years since Noam Chomsky published his celebrated article, 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals'. Few other writings had a greater impact on the turbulent political atmosphere on US campuses in the 1960s. The essay launched Chomsky's political career as the world's most intransigent and cogent critic of US foreign policy - a position he has held to this day.

The Two Noam Chomskys: the military-sponsored scientist and the anarchist activist

  • Posted on: 11 September 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

I need to start by saying that I love Noam Chomsky. I have often watched television images of a US drone strike perpetrated on an Afghan wedding party, or perhaps by the Israeli state on a school in the occupied West Bank or Gaza. And then onto my screen comes Noam Chomsky, speaking loud and clear, in a monotone, absolutely steadfastly, telling it like it is. As his admirers say, ‘speaking truth to power’.