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from wikipedia: Noam Chomsky (official website)  is an American  linguist ,   philosopher , [4][5]   cognitive scientist , 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. [6]   Chomsky has been described as the "father of modern linguistics" [7][8][9]   and a major figure of   analytic philosophy . [4]   His work has influenced fields such as computer science, mathematics, and psychology. [10][11]

Chomsky is credited as the creator or co-creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, the universal grammar theory, and the Chomsky--Schützenberger theorem.

Ideologically identifying with anarchism and libertarian socialism, Chomsky is known for his critiques of U.S. foreign policy[12] and contemporary capitalism,[13] and he has been described as a prominent cultural figure.[14] His media criticism has includedManufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), co-written withEdward S. Herman, an analysis articulating the propaganda model theory for examining the media.

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.[15][16][17][18] Chomsky is the author of over 100 books.[19]

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 8, 2021
United States withdraws from Afghanistan? Not really United States withdraws from Afghanistan? Not really What will it actually take for the two-decades long war in Afghanistan to end and for Afghanis to finally live in peace? Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad explain.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Democrats Abandoned the Working Class Decades Ago The Democrats abandoned the working class decades ago. Republicans may take a populist line, but they are much more opposed to working people than even the Democrats in policies.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 29, 2020
Requiem for the American Dream In this documentary, Chomsky analyzes the descent of America from its ideals of democracy and equal opportunity for all.
A Palestinian child in Gaza sits atop rubble after Israel's Operation Cast Lead in 2009., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 4, 2014
Noam Chomsky: Only One Thing Will Make Israel Change Course For a century, the Zionist colonization of Palestine has proceeded primarily on the pragmatic principle of the quiet establishment of facts on the ground, which the world was to ultimately come to accept. For those concerned with the rights of the brutalized Palestinians, there can be no higher priority than working to change U.S. policies, not an idle dream by any means.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 3, 2014
How Washington protects itself a prime concern of government is the security of state power from the population. As those who have spent time rummaging through archives should be aware, government secrecy is rarely motivated by a genuine need for security, but it definitely does serve to keep the population in the dark. Power remains strong when it remains in the dark; exposed to the sunlight it begins to evaporate.
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Chomsky: America's Rank Hypocrisy -- Why Is it Only an "Atrocity" When Other Countries Do It? In his penetrating study "Ideal Illusions: How the U.S. Government Co-Opted Human Rights," international affairs scholar James Peck observes, "In the history of human rights, the worst atrocities are always committed by somebody else, never us" -- whoever "us" is.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 4, 2012
What Are Iran's Intentions? Iran has very limited capacity to deploy force, and its strategic doctrine is defensive, designed to deter invasion long enough for diplomacy to take effect. If Iran is developing nuclear weapons (which is still undetermined), that would be part of its deterrent strategy.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 24, 2011
Can Revolutionary Pacifism Deliver Peace? History provides ample evidence to support Muste's conclusion that "The problem after a war is with the victor, [who] thinks he has just proved that war and violence pay." And the real answer to Muste's question, "Who will teach him a lesson?," can only be domestic populations, if they can adopt elementary moral principles.