Noam Chomsky

John Deutch - Chomsky's friend in the Pentagon and the CIA

John Deutch - Chomsky's friend in the Pentagon and the CIA

The two Noam Chomskys: the military-sponsored scientist and the anarchist activist

The Two Noam Chomskys: the military-sponsored scientist and the anarchist activi

A critical look at two conflicting aspects of leading left-libertarian intellectual Noam Chomsky.

Understanding the Labyrinth: Noam Chomsky's science and politics - Bruce Nevin

A review of Chris Knight, ‘Decoding Chomsky: Science and Revolutionary Politics’. Yale University Press, to be published on September 15, 2016

Noam Chomsky: reading guide

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is such a prolific writer that it is hard to know where to start when reading his writings. What’s more, useful criticisms of these writings can be difficult to find among all the largely useless right-wing comments on the internet. So here is a list of Chomsky’s major - largely political - writings followed by a list of the more useful critiques of his thought. Please suggest any others that we've missed.

On the United States and social movements: interview with Noam Chomsky

This recent interview with Noam Chomsky in Boston is part of a more general inquiry into social issues and activist movements in the United States, that we conducted over the past few months on the East Coast, from Baltimore and Philadelphia to New-York and Boston. The rest will be published soon.

Democracy restored - Noam Chomsky

November 1994 article by Noam Chomsky on the restoration of democracy and the effective US intervention in Haiti.

Government in the future - Noam Chomsky

Text of Noam Chomsky's 1970 lecture on the possibilities for a libertarian socialist society and against both liberal capitalist and state socialist alternatives.

The politics of genocide - Edward Herman and David Peterson

Herman and Peterson review the Western media's response to several different bloodbaths and criticize how the characterization, language, and ultimately policy responses are shaped by the narratives drafted in support of U.S. client states and agents. We do not necessarily agree with all of it but reproduce it for reference.

An interview with Noam Chomsky on the Spanish revolution - Jorell A. Meléndez Badillo (2009)

In this 2009 interview originally published in Spanish, Noam Chomsky answers questions about military options and international factors in the Spanish Civil War, the role of the Stalinists in suppressing the revolution in Spain, the attitudes of intellectuals with regard to the revolution and their historical role more generally, and the chances for another libertarian revolution.

Understanding power: The indispensable Chomsky - Noam Chomsky

The best of Chomsky's talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power.