Noam Chomsky joins Bob this Sunday

July 15, 2012

Noam Chomsky is a US political theorist and activist, and institute professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Besides his work in linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today. Chomsky continues to be an unapologetic critic of both American foreign policy and its ambitions for geopolitical hegemony and the neoliberal turn of global capitalism, which he identifies in terms of class warfare waged from above against the needs and interests of the great majority.

Chomsky is also an incisive critic of the ideological role of the mainstream corporate mass media, which, he maintains, "manufactures consent" toward the desirability of capitalism and the political powers supportive of it. On the role of the mass media, Chomsky argues that the vested corporate interests controlling newspapers, television, and radio, no less than the content of what these outlets offer, form what he and Edward Hermann in their seminal study Manufacturing Consent call a "propaganda model" supine in the service of power.

Chomsky's bibliography consists of over one hundred titles, spanning over sixty year's worth of work and research, vastly contributing to the public dialogue of both linguistics and politics. Prof. Chomsky's most recent publications include ponderings on anarchy, international politics, human rights, and the Occupy movement

2004 election, adbusters, air america, alexander cockburn, al franken, amy goodman, anti-war movement, antiracismnet, a people's history of the united states, arianna huffington, art mcgee, association of public television stations, banksterusa, barbara ehrenreich, bernie sanders, bob mcchesney, books, carrie mclaren, censorship, code pink, communication studies, consumerism, counterspin, culture jamming, daly kos, danny schechter, dave zirin, douglas rushkoff, elections, fairness and accuracy in reporting, film criticism, free trade, gary ruskin, george w. bush, gore vidal, higher education,, howard zinn, huffington post, institute for public accuracy, internet, janeane garofalo, jeff cohen, jennifer pozner, jim hightower, john mccain, john nichols, juliet schor, kalle lasn, labor unions, lawrence lessig, leon dash, linda foley, matthew rothschild, media, media and commercialism, media and journalism, media beat,, media criticism, media matters, naomi klein, net neutrality, newspapers, new york times, nickeled and dimed, noam chomsky, norman solomon, occupy movement, oprah winfrey, paul krugman, phil donahue, politics, princeton university, public citizen, race, race and media, reading, robert greenwald, roger ebert, roger ebert's overlooked film festival, senate, sherrod brown, sports, sut jhally, tariq ali, telecommunications industry, the nation magazine, the new york times, the president, the progressive, thomas frank, tim robbins, vermont, wal-mart, wendell potter, william patterson, women in media & news, world bank,,