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Noam Chomsky

Biography

Linguist, philosopher, political activist and MIT teacher that has been known as the daddy of contemporary linguistics. He composed his first content at age group ten while participating in the Oak Street Country Day College. The article’s ambitious subject matter was the pass on of fascism. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in the School of Pennsylvania. His 1955 dissertation was released in 1975 as the groundbreaking function “The Logical Framework of Linguistic Theory.” His dad, Dr. William Chomsky, was a prominent Hebrew scholar. An outspoken anti-war activist through the Vietnam Battle, he discovered himself on Leader Richard Nixon’s Foes List in the 1970s.

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Full Name Noam Chomsky
Date Of Birth December 7, 1928
Place Of Birth Philadelphia, PA
Profession Teacher
Education University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Central High School
Nationality American
Spouse Valeria Wasserman, Carol Chomsky
Children Aviva Chomsky, Diane Chomsky, Harry Chomsky
Parents William Chomsky, Elsie Simonofsky
Siblings David Chomsky
Awards Sydney Peace Prize, Franklin Institute Awards, Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology, Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Movies Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, The Corporation, This Is What Democracy Looks Like, The Brainwashing of My Dad, An Inconvenient Tax, The Weight of Chains 2, Zapatista, Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space, Encirclement – Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy, Noam Chomsky: Imperial Grand Strategy, Rush to War, Targeting Iran, Modern Slavery, Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War, Journey Into America
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1At the age of ten, he wrote his first political article on the fight against fascism in Spain.
2His 1957 work "Syntactic Structures" revolutionized the field of linguistics, fundamentally changing the current understanding of language and mind.
3Joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1955 and in 1961 was appointed full professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (now the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy). From 1966 to 1976 he held the Ferrari P. Ward Professorship of Modern Languages and Linguistics, and in 1976 he was appointed Institute Professor. As of 2008, Chomsky has taught at MIT continuously for 53 years.
4Excerpts from his speeches have appeared on the "B" side of the single "New World Order: War #1" by the band Bad Religion.
5Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 75-85. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
6Caused a major controversy when an article he'd written in defense of free speech was used as a preface for a book by Robert Faurisson, a French professor whose works have focused on his belief that the Holocaust was a hoax. Chomsky's support of Faurisson's right to freedom of speech, defense of the credibility of Faurrison's research and his repeated criticisms of Israel have led to accusations of anti-Semitism, which he denies, pointing out that he himself is Jewish.
7Has written a number of books highly critical of the military-industrial complex and political corruption.
8Libertarian socialist activist and Professor of Linguistics at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Imperial Grand Strategy2006Video documentary
Pirates and Emperors (or Size Does Matter)2004Short book

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Banana Land: Blood, Bullets and Poison2014Documentary consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shadow World2016Documentary special thanks
Requiem for the American Dream2015Documentary very special thanks
Behind the Freedom Curtain2013Documentary special thanks
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?2013Documentary thanks
Greedy Lying Bastards2012Documentary thanks
Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics2009Video documentary thanks
Iran Is Not the Problem2008Documentary grateful thanks: advisor
American Drug War: The Last White Hope2007Documentary very special thanks
Lake of Fire2006Documentary thanks
Field Day2004Short special thanks
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy2004Video documentary special thanks
Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times2002Documentary special thanks
Tragedy in the Holy Land: The Second Uprising2002Video documentary special thanks
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2plus2makes42011DocumentaryHimself
The Kingdom of Survival2011DocumentaryHimself
VERITA$: Everybody Loves Harvard2011Video documentaryHimself
Docs interdits2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Decadence: Decline of the Western World2011DocumentaryHimself
Reflections on Media Ethics2011Documentary shortHimself
Programming the Nation?2011DocumentaryHimself
Anima Mundi2011/IIDocumentary
Extraordinary Minds: Noam Chomsky2011VideoHimself
An Inconvenient Tax2011DocumentaryHimself - Professor of Linguistics, MIT
Ethos2011/IDocumentaryHimself - Professor, MIT
Bhopali2011Documentary
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold2011DocumentaryHimself
We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân2010DocumentaryHimself
Human Resources Documentary2010DocumentaryHimself
Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia2010DocumentaryHimself
I Am2010/IIIDocumentaryHimself
Psywar2010DocumentaryHimself
Article 122010DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
ReGeneration2010DocumentaryHimself
The University of Nuclear Bombs2010DocumentaryHimself
Teenage Paparazzo2010DocumentaryHimself / Contributer
Standing Army2010DocumentaryHimself
Egghead2009DocumentaryHimself
Selling God2009DocumentaryHimself - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Money Fix2009DocumentaryActivist
Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space2009DocumentaryHimself
Horizon2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein2009Documentary
Journey Into America2009DocumentaryIntellectual
Freeing Silvia Baraldini2009DocumentaryHimself
Moderne slaveri2009Documentary
Beyond Our Differences2008DocumentaryHimself
Chomsky & Cie2008DocumentaryHimself / Interviewee
L'encerclement - La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme2008DocumentaryHimself
Noam Chomsky on the World: The Chomsky Sessions2008Video documentaryHimself
Walking with Pasolini2008Video documentary shortHimself, professor of linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Three Passions of Bertrand Russell2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Superpower2008DocumentaryHimself
The World View of Noam Chomsky2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
One Giant Leap 2: What About Me?2008Video documentaryHimself
Free for All!2008DocumentaryHimself
I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store2008DocumentaryHimself
Split: A Divided America2008Documentary
American Music: Off the Record2008DocumentaryHimself
Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War2008DocumentaryNoam Chomsky
Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration2007DocumentaryHimself
La nit al dia2007TV SeriesHimself
In Prison My Whole Life2007DocumentaryHimself
Manufacturing Dissent2007DocumentaryHimself - Author, 'Manufacturing Consent'
Notes to Anarchism2006ShortHimself (voice)
The Trial of the St. Patrick's Four2006DocumentaryHimself
Greasy Rider2006DocumentaryHimself
Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said2006DocumentaryHimself
Uprooted2006DocumentaryHimself
Lake of Fire2006DocumentaryHimself - Professor of Linguistics, MIT
The U.S. vs. John Lennon2006DocumentaryHimself
Global Haywire2006DocumentaryHimself
American Zeitgeist2006DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2003-2006TV SeriesHimself - M.I.T. linguist, author of 'Failed States' / Himself
Independent Intervention2006DocumentaryHimself - MIT Professor
Imperial Grand Strategy2006Video documentary
Occupation 1012006Documentary
The Hour2006TV SeriesHimself
Our Own Private Bin Laden2006DocumentaryHimself
The Young Turks2005TV SeriesHimself (2010)
Book TV2005TV SeriesHimself
De-Interlaced: Surviving the Mess Media2005DocumentaryHimself
The Peace! DVD2005Video documentaryHimself
How to Start Your Own Country2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Internationally Speaking2005DocumentaryHimself
Aristide and the Endless Revolution2005DocumentaryHimself
The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror2005DocumentaryHimself
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Miracle Planet2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land2004Video documentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2004TV SeriesHimself
Dominance and Terror: A Discussion with Noam Chomsky2004TV Short documentaryHimself
Rush to War2004DocumentaryHimself
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire2004DocumentaryHimself
Preventive Warriors2004DocumentaryHimself
Discordia2004DocumentaryHimself
Noam Chomsky: Distorted Morality2003Video documentaryHimself
Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause2003DocumentaryHimself
Hidden in Plain Sight2003Video documentaryInterviewee
The Corporation2003DocumentaryHimself - Institute Professor, MIT
Third Party2003DocumentaryHimself
A Voz da Ponta2003Video documentaryHimself
Stupidity2003DocumentaryHimself
Brothers and Others2003Documentary
Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure2003DocumentaryHimself
XXI Century2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Political Analyst & Linguist, MIT
Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times2002DocumentaryHimself
Conversations with History2002TV SeriesHimself
The Whole Shebang2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Party 20002001DocumentaryHimself
Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Mexico City2001Video documentaryHimself (supplemental materials interview)
This Is What Democracy Looks Like2000DocumentaryHimself
Zapatista1999DocumentaryHimself
Public Enemy1999DocumentaryHimself
The Myth of the Liberal Media1998DocumentaryHimself
Avisa'ns quan arribi el 20001998TV SeriesHimself
Bitter Paradise: The Sell-out of East Timor1996DocumentaryHimself - MIT
Everyman1996TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Big Idea1996TV SeriesHimself
Bougainville: Another Colonial War1995DocumentaryHimself
A Case Study: Cambodia and East Timor1994Documentary shortHimself
Noam Chomsky: Personal Influences1994Documentary shortHimself
The Revenge of the Dead Indians1993DocumentaryHimself
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992DocumentaryHimself
Men of Ideas1978TV Series documentaryHimself
The Shared Experience1977TV Short documentary
Firing Line1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dear America: The National Initiative2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Freedom Besieged2017Documentary filmingHimself
Citizen Clark... A Life of Principle2016Documentary filmingHimself
MisLead: America's Secret Epidemic2016Documentary post-productionHimself
The World Awaits2015Documentary completedHimself
The Class Slipper: Middle Class Warfare in America2013Documentary post-production
Back to Our FutureDocumentary filmingHimself
The Invisible ClassDocumentary post-productionHimself
UnsoundDocumentary post-productionHimself
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone2016DocumentaryHimself - Professor Emeritus, MIT
Where Has All the Play Gone?2016Documentary shortHimself - Expert
Democracy Now!2002-2016TV SeriesHimself
Notes to Eternity2016DocumentaryHimself
The Occupation of the American Mind2016Video documentaryHimself
A Walk Through the Tenderloin: The Invisible Class2015Documentary shortHimself
The Divide2015/IIDocumentaryCommentator
The Empire Files2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Shadow Nation2015DocumentaryHimself
The National Security Forum2015DocumentaryHimself - Panelist
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself
Can We Do It Ourselves?2015DocumentaryHimself
The 986 Patent2015DocumentaryHimself (rumored)
Requiem for the American Dream2015DocumentaryHimself
Best of Enemies2015DocumentaryHimself
Left Out: Beyond the Two-Party Horse Race2015DocumentaryHimself
Grammar Revolution2014DocumentaryHimself
Click Online2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Philosopher & Linguist
The Weight of Chains 22014DocumentaryHimself
Rwanda: The Untold Story2014DocumentaryHimself
PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes2014DocumentaryHimself
Noam Chomsky, Prospects for Palestine: A Progressive Voice2014TV SeriesHimself
America: Imagine the World Without Her2014DocumentaryHimself
We Are Many2014DocumentaryHimself
Noam Chomsky, What Is Anarachism: A Progressive Voice2014TV SeriesHimself
Afers exteriors2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Joe Show2014/IDocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Noam Chomsky, How to Ruin an Economy, Some Simple Ways: A Progressive Voice2014TV SeriesHimself
Breaking the Set2013TV SeriesHimself - Professor / Philospher / Civil Rights (2013)
Sekai no eichi 6 nin ga kataru mirai e no teigen2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself (as Nômu Chomusukî)
3 hronia - 3 mnimonia: Piso ap' osa zisame2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gold Fever2013Documentary
Project Censored the Movie2013Documentary shortHimself - Author, Professor, Activist
Dead Man Working2013Himself
Hit & Stay2013DocumentaryHimself
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?2013DocumentaryHimself
Occupy: The Movie2013Documentary
Women on the Front Line2013DocumentaryHimself
99%2012ShortHimself
Sternstunden2012TV SeriesHimself
Split: A Deeper Divide2012DocumentaryHimself
The World Tomorrow2012TV SeriesHimself
Restiamo umani: The Reading Movie2012Himself
Four Horsemen2012DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vincennes, l'université perdue2016DocumentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2003-2015TV SeriesHimself
Mes Chers Contemporain2014TV SeriesHimself
The 50 Year Argument2014DocumentaryHimself - Contributor
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2012TV SeriesHimself - Activist
Do As I Say2009DocumentaryHimself
Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics2009Video documentaryHimself
La nit al dia2008TV SeriesHimself
American Feud: A History of Conservatives and Liberals2008Video documentaryHimself
Ever Again2006DocumentaryHimself - Author
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train2004DocumentaryHimself

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#Quote
1Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
2[Commenting on Sarah Palin to the German newspaper "Der Spiegel"] This Sarah Palin phenomenon is very curious. I think somebody watching us from Mars, they would think the country has gone insane.
3The internet is an elite organization; most of the population of the world has never even made a phone call.
4[from "Manufacturing Consent"] I mean the great act of genocide in the modern period is Pol Pot, 1975 through 1978--that atrocity--I think it would be hard to find any example of a comparable outrage and outpouring of fury and so on and so forth.
5[from "Manufacturing Consent"] I signed a petition calling on the tribunal to defend his [Robert Faurisson's] civil rights. At that point the French press, which apparently has no conception of freedom of speech, concluded that since I had called for his civil rights, I was therefore defending his theses.
6[from "Manufacturing Consent"] I don't mind the denunciations, frankly; I mind the lies . . . intellectuals are very good at lying. They're professionals at it. Villification is a wonderful technique. There's no way of responding. If somebody calls you an anti-Semite, what can you say: "I'm not an anti-Semite"? If somebody says you're a racist or a Nazi? You always lose. The person who throws the mud always wins, because there is no way of responding to those charges.
7[from "Manufacturing Consent"] I do not think that the State ought to have the right to determine historical truths and to punish people who deviate from them. I'm not willing to give the State that right. I'm saying if you believe in freedom of speech, you believe in freedom of speech for views you don't like. I mean, [Joseph Goebbels] was in favor of freedom of speech for views he liked. So was [Joseph Stalin]. If you're in favor of freedom of speech, that means you're in favor of freedom of speech precisely for views you despise. Otherwise you're not in favor of freedom of speech.
8Going back years, I am absolutely certain that I've taken far more extreme postitions on people who deny the Holocaust than you have. For example, you go back to my earliest articles and you will find that I say that even to enter into the arena of debate on the question of whether the Nazis carried out such atrocities is already to lose one's humanity. So I don't even think you ought to discuss the issue if you want my opinion. But if anybody wants to refute Faurisson there's certainly no difficulty in doing so.
9The country was founded on the principle that the primary role of government is to protect property from the majority. And so it remains.
10For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of "brainwashing under freedom" to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments.
11The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants, and aliens, the more you control all the people.


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