For the past 50 years Noam Chomsky’s writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, as a dedicated opponent of war and injustice for more than half a century Chomsky has also secured a place as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States. His dozens of books and writings for innumerable journals have made him one of the best-known radical voices in the U.S. and around the world, responsible for contributing to the commitment and shaping the thinking of countless people.Here is a compilation of 50 years of ideas and analyses condensed into 2 hours 43 minutes. Riveting and essential. His words still carry the immense power that criticism and analysis at its best can exemplify: the power of people to understand the world in order to better understand how to change it.
1. War, State Power, and American Exceptionalism 0:00
2. Capitalism, Neoliberalism, and Corporate Propaganda 31:01
3. Anarchism, Libertarian Socialism, and Classical Liberalism 01:08:51
4. Science, Philosophy, and Language 01:39:16