Synopses & Reviews
Noam Chomsky, one of the worlds most influential living intellectuals, deliberates on the root causes of the conflicts in the Middle East, and talks about hopes for future social change in this audio presentation. The renowned foreign policy critic and linguist reveals mainstream misconceptions about the internal and external politics of Iran, Israel, and Palestine. He contextualizes the power of the Israel lobby and the centrality of the United States in resolving the underlying antagonisms in the Middle East, weighs in on how United States public opinion has shifted over the past several decades, and addresses various positive directions for activism.
“Chomsky is a global phenomenon. . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet.” —New York Times
“When the sun sets on the American empire, as it will, as it must, Noam Chomsky's work will survive.” —Arundhati Roy, author, The God of Small Things
About the Author
Noam Chomsky is the institute professor in the linguistics and philosophy department at MIT. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. He is the author of Failed States, Hegemony or Survival, Imperial Ambitions, Interventions, and What We Say Goes. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.