Noam Chomsky

Speaking at a conference about humanity's prospects for survival in Amherst, Massachusetts, April 17, 2017 Avram Noam Chomsky}} (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian,}}}} social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and laureate professor at the University of Arizona, and is the author of more than 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.

Born to working-class Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants in Philadelphia, Chomsky developed an early interest in anarchism from alternative bookstores in New York City. He began undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania at age 16, and from 1951 to 1955 was a member of Harvard University's Society of Fellows, where he developed the theory of transformational grammar for which he earned his doctorate in 1955. That year he began teaching at MIT, and in 1957 he emerged as a significant figure in linguistics with his landmark work ''Syntactic Structures'', which played a major role in remodeling the study of language. From 1958 to 1959 Chomsky was a National Science Foundation fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. He created or co-created the universal grammar theory, the generative grammar theory, the Chomsky hierarchy, and the minimalist program. Chomsky also played a pivotal role in the decline of behaviorism, and was particularly critical of the work of B. F. Skinner.

An outspoken opponent of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, which he saw as an act of American imperialism, in 1967 Chomsky rose to national attention for his anti-war essay "The Responsibility of Intellectuals". Associated with the New Left, he was arrested multiple times for his activism and placed on President Richard Nixon's Enemies List. While expanding his work in linguistics over subsequent decades, he also became involved in the linguistics wars. In collaboration with Edward S. Herman, Chomsky later articulated the propaganda model of media criticism in ''Manufacturing Consent'' and worked to expose the Indonesian occupation of East Timor. His defense of freedom of speech, including Holocaust denial, generated significant controversy in the Faurisson affair of the 1980s. Since retiring from MIT, he has continued his vocal political activism, including opposing the War on Terror and supporting the Occupy movement. Chomsky began teaching at the University of Arizona in 2017.

One of the most cited scholars in history, Chomsky has influenced a broad array of academic fields. He is widely recognized as a paradigm shifter who helped spark a major revolution in the human sciences, contributing to the development of a new cognitivistic framework for the study of language and the mind. In addition to continuing his scholarly research, he remains a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy, neoliberalism and contemporary state capitalism, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and mainstream news media. His ideas have been highly influential in the anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements, but have also drawn criticism, with some accusing Chomsky of anti-Americanism. Provided by Wikipedia
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Year: 1991
Publisher: Verso (London [u.a.])
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Menschenrechte und Schurkenstaaten
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 2001
Publisher: Europa Verl. (Hamburg)
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The 10 principles of concentratin of wealth & power : based on the film Requiem for the American Dream
Year: [2017]
Publisher: Seven Stories Press (New York)
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Essays on the current crisis and how we got there
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 1982
Publisher: Pantheon (New York, NY)
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Warum mit Israel und den USA kein Palästinenserstaat zu machen ist
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 2005
Publisher: Europa-Verl. (Hamburg)
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Mit einem Anhang: Linguistik und Politik
Volume 19
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 1992
Publisher: Suhrkamp (Frankfurt am Main)
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Greueltaten u. Greuelpropaganda d. USA-Imperialismus
Volume 9 from Internationale Reihe
Year: 1975
Publisher: Oberbaumv. (Berlin)
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über Macht und Ideologie ; Vorlesungen in Managua
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 1988
Publisher: Argument (Hamburg [u.a.])
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über die Widersprüche von Demokratie und Propaganda
Year: 2005
Publisher: Europa Verlag Hamburg (Hamburg)
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Israel, die Palästinenser und die US-Politik
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 2002
Publisher: Europa-Verl. (Hamburg)
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Zur politischen Kultur der USA und den Perspektiven des Friedens
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 1988
Publisher: Guthmann-Peterson (Berlin)
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Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 2008
Publisher: Edition Nautilus (Hamburg)
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Terrorismus in der "Neuen Weltordnung"
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 2004
Publisher: Trotzdem-Verl.-Genossenschaft (Grafenau, Württ. [u.a.])
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Texte gegen die amerikanische Weltherrschaft im 21. Jahrhundert
Year: [2015]
Publisher: Promedia (Wien)
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Die weltweiten Interventionen der USA
Year: 2005
Publisher: Vorwärts-Buch (Berlin)
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Die endgültige Sicherung der globalen Vormachtstellung der USA
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 2003
Publisher: Europa Verl. (Hamburg)
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Politische Essays und Interviews
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 2005
Publisher: Trotzdem Verl. (Grafenau)
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Essays und Reden aus fünf Jahrzehnten
Year: 2014
Publisher: Promedia (Wien)
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US-Waffen, Menschenrechte und internationaler Terrorismus
Involved: Chomsky, Noam
Year: 2004
Publisher: Europa-Verl. (Hamburg)
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