The Week the World Stood Still


| 10/16/2012 10:23:50 AM


Tags: Cuban Missile Crisis, Operation Mongoose, Cuban Revolution, Cold War, Kennedy Administration, Nuclear Weapons, Monroe Doctrine, Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.,
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 Noam Chomsky Photo

For more than half a century, Noam Chomsky has been a relentless voice for justice, democracy, and universal human rights. Having revolutionized modern linguistics in the 1950s, Chomsky turned his attention to the Vietnam War in the following decade, and has since authored dozens of books on activism, propaganda, and American foreign and domestic policy. Chomsky is Institute Professor Emeritus in the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, where he has worked and taught since 1955. His latest book, Occupy, appeared in May 2012. Chomsky was a named an Utne Visionary in 1995.

 

 



This post originally appeared at TomDispatch. Read Chomsky’s earlier TD posts here.