Synopses & Reviews
What is terrorism? And how can we reduce the likelihood of such crimes, whether they are against us, or against someone else? With his vintage flair, penetrating analysis, and ironic wit, Chomsky, in perhaps his most anticipated lecture ever—delivered a month after 9/11, and his first public statement—makes sense of a world apparently gone mad.
"We certainly want to reduce the level of terror. . . . There is one easy way to do that . . . stop participating in it."—Noam Chomsky, from the CD
Noam Chomsky is the author of dozens of books and CDs on American foreign policy, international affairs, human rights, the media, linguistics, and the mind. He is a legend—deservedly.
Chomsky speaks out on 9/11, and what it really means for us, and the world.
About the Author
Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 7, 1928. He studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1955, he received his Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Since receiving his Ph. D., Chomsky has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. Chomsky is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of countries worldwide. His most recent books are the New York Times bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Imperial Ambitions, What We Say Goes, INTERVENTIONS, and The Essential Chomsky.