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Noam Chomsky: Hospitality and Hostility in World Politics

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT, is the featured panelist in this event, moderated by Richard Kearney, professor of philosophy, with responses by Ali Banuazizi, professor of political science, and Stephen Pfohl, professor of sociology.

Noam Chomsky is a leading linguistic scientist and a longtime professor at MIT. His 1957 book Syntactic Structures outlined his theories of transformational generative grammar and made him a prominent and controversial figure in the field. Chomsky is also known as a political activist suspicious of big media, big business and big government. His books include Manufacturing Consent (1988) and Propaganda and the Public Mind (2001).