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Propaganda and War: Iraq and Beyond

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Monday, November 24, 2003

MIT linguistics scientist Noam Chomsky discusses the use of propaganda in time of war, specifically in reference to America's war in Iraq. This lecture is sponsored by the City in Transition.

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).