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Noam Chomsky

Full Name: Noam Chomsky
Gender: Male
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Born: 1928-12-07
Number of Works: 319
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of behavior and language dominant in the 1950s. His naturalistic approach to the study of language has affected the philosophy of language and mind. He is also credited with the establishment of the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power. Beginning with his critique of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Chomsky has become more widely known for his media criticism and political activism, and for his criticism of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments.

According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar during the 1980–1992 time period, and was the eighth-most cited scholar in any time period.


ISBN: 0805076883, 9780805076882
Keywords: global, dominance, quest, america, survival, hegemony
Pages: 304
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

<div> "Reading Chomsky today is sobering and instructive . . . He is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet." -The New York Times Book ReviewAn immediate national bestseller, Hegemony or Survival demonstrates how, for more than half a century the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing-as in the Cuban missile crisis-to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks. World-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky investig
ISBN: 0375714499, 9780375714498
Keywords: mass, media, economy, political, consent, manufacturing
Pages: 480
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%

An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news.From the Trade Paperback edition.
ISBN: 0805082840, 9780805082845
Keywords: assault, democracy, power, abuse, states, failed
Pages: 320
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

<div><div><div>"It's hard to imagine any American reading this book and not seeing his country in a new, and deeply troubling, light."--The New York Times Book Review</div><div>The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. In this much-anticipated follow-up to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, showing how the United States itself shares features with other failed states--suffering from a severe "democratic deficit,"
ISBN: 1583224890, 9781583224892
Keywords: alternative
Pages: 139
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 80%

In 9-11, Noam Chomsky comments on the September 11th attacks, the new war on terrorism, Osama bin Laden, U.S. involvement with Afghanistan, media control, and the long-term implications of America's military attacks abroad. Informed by his deep understanding of the gravity of these issues and the global stakes, 9-11 demonstrates Chomsky's impeccable knowledge of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and South Asia, and sheds light on the rapidly shifting balance of world power. Speaking out against escalating violence, Chomsky critically examines the United States' own foreign policy record a
ISBN: 1565847032, 9781565847033
Keywords: chomsky, indispensable, power, understanding
Pages: 432
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

A major new collection from "arguably the most important intellectual alive" (The New York Times). Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky's recent talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power. In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically r
ISBN: 1583225366, 9781583225363
Keywords: propaganda, achievements, spectacular, control, media
Pages: 104
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 80%

Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the United States. From an examination of how Woodrow Wilson’s Creel Commission "succeeded, within six months, in turning a pacifist population into a hysterical, war-mongerin
ISBN: 080507967X, 9780805079678
Keywords: world, post, conversations, ambitions, imperial
Pages: 240
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%

<div>In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policyTimely, urgent, and powerfully elucidating, this important volume of previously unpublished interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky discussing America’s policies in an increasingly unstable world. With his famous insight, lucidity, and redoubtable grasp of history, Chomsky offers his views on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the doctrine of “preemptive” str
ISBN: 1888363827, 9781888363821
Keywords: global, order, neoliberalism, people, over, profit
Pages: 288
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%

Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a global financial crisis that left millions of people jobless and hundreds of cities economically devastated? Why would the world's most powerful military spend ten years fighting an enemy that presents no direct threat to secure resources for corporations?The culp
ISBN: 1878825011, 9781878825018
Keywords: wants, really, sam, uncle
Pages: 112
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1852421177, 9781852421175
Keywords: reader, chomsky
Pages: 512
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%