Chomsky

Historically, rich people have fought to stop politicians like Sanders — making his rise all the more unlikely

My favorite uncomfortable interview moment arises in a 1996 BBC segment featuring linguist and scholar Noam Chomsky. In the interview, conducted by British journalist Andrew Marr for the BBC show “The Big Idea,” Marr tells viewers he has come to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to talk to the professor […]

Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of privilege – The famed linguist and political activist says intellectuals have a moral duty to hold centres of power to account.

His popularity – or notoriety as some would say – endures because he is still criticising politicians, business leaders and other powerful figures for not acting in the public’s best interest. At the heart of Chomsky’s work is examining the ways elites use their power to control millions of people, […]