Linguist, Activist, Author
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Aired: Thursday 2.3.10 - 9:00-9:45 PM
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Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as one of the fathers of modern linguistics.
He is the most cited living author and a well-known political dissident. He was named the world's leading intellectual by Global Intellectuals in 2005. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a political dissident, an anarchist, and a libertarian socialist intellectual.
Noam Chomsky has been the one of the most fearless critics of US foreign policies and has worked long and hard to raise consciousness about the unnecessary use of power and human rights violations.