1996 Z Media Institute Seminar
4 CDs or 4 MP3 files
Each June for several years, at Woods Hole on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the Z Media Institute was convened by Z Magazine to bring together media activists to network, learn new media skills and hear some of the most important voices on the progressive left. Training covers general political education, organization building, activism and radical media work. This is Chomsky’s morning and afternoon seminar and evening lecture, an informal give-and-take with students on a wide variety of topics.
Noam Chomsky, by any measure, has led a most extraordinary life. In one index he is ranked as the eighth most cited person in history, right up there with Aristotle, Shakespeare, Marx, Plato and Freud. The legendary MIT professor practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades. Chris Hedges says he is “America’s greatest intellectual” who “makes the powerful, as well as their liberal apologists, deeply uncomfortable.” He is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Haury Chair in the Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. At 89, he still gives lectures all over the world. He is the author of scores of books, including Propaganda & the Public Mind, How the World Works, Power Systems and Global Discontents with David Barsamian.