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Noam Chomsky – “Global Hegemony: The Facts, The Images”

 

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Noam Chomsky, a U.S. political theorist, activist and professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, speaks as a part of The Collins Distinguished Speaker Series.

Chomsky is considered to be one of the fathers of modern linguistics, but has become better known since the 1960s as a political dissident and anarchist. He refers to his views as “fairly traditional anarchist ones,” and calls himself an anarcho-syndicalist. He is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (“Wobblies”) international union and his book, Chomsky on Anarchism, was published in 2006 by the anarchist book collective AK Press. His opposition to the Vietnam War established Chomsky as a prominent critic of U.S. foreign policy, and he has since gained notoriety for his political commentary and activism. He accuses the U.S. of double standards for preaching democracy while strategically befriending repressive regimes. Other targets of Chomsky’s criticism include the U.S. mass media and the global war on drugs – which he describes as “the war on certain drugs.” Chomsky received his Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955. He then went to MIT and in 1961 was appointed professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics.


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