Noam Chomsky

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 is a major contributor to 21st century 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 90, he still gives lectures all over the world. He is the author of scores of books, including Propaganda & the Public Mind, How the World WorksPower Systems and Global Discontents with David Barsamian.

Programs

Date Recorded Program Title Handle
- June 2019 COLC004-CHON256-STRE001-GILR002
2019: 05/30 The Decision That Has To Be Made CHON256
2018: 05/04 There Are Plenty of Opportunities CHON255
2017: 04/13 Neoliberalism: An Accounting CHON254
1970: 02/18 Priorities: Indochina CHON015
1989: 01/27 The U.S. versus the Third World CHON039
1992: 02/03 Questions & Answers teleconference with Staff, Students, and Community CHON009
1989: 02/08 The BBC Interview CHON010
2007: 02/02 Invasions & Evasions CHON242
2004: 06/01 Z Media Institute 2004 CHON253B
2016: 12/06 Utopia CHON252
2016: 09/26 On Power & Ideology CHON249
2016: 09/09 Elections & Voting CHON251
2016: 03/11 Turkey and the Middle East CHON246
2016: 03/11 Toward a Better Society CHON250
2013: 11/18 What is Anarchism? CHON228
2016: 01/22 2016 Harvard Trade Union Program CHON247
2015: 12/04 Chomsky 87th Birthday Interview CHON245
2015: 09/22 The Nature of Capitalism CHON244
1985: 05/02 Deciphering Foreign Policy CHON011
2004: 11/30 Hegemony or Survival CHON243
2007: 02/02 2007 Harvard Trade Union CHON241
1970: 02/16 Role of the State CHON012
2015: 03/18 It’s In Your Hands CHON240
2015: 01/23 2015 Harvard Trade Union Program CHON239
2015: 01/23 Living Memory CHON238
1982: 10/02 The Grand Area CHON237
2014: 08/08 Israel on the Road to Self-Destruction CHON236
2014: 10/14 UN Press Conference CHON234
2014: 09/26 ISIS, the Kurds & Turkey CHON232
2014: 09/25 Decoding U.S. Propaganda CHON231
1996: 02/06 Civil Society in India and the US CHON230
2011: 10/22 Occupy Boston CHON229
2014: 02/28 The State of Insecurity CHON226
2014: 02/07 2014 Harvard Trade Union Program CHON227
1998: 06/01 1998 Z Media Institute Seminar CHON225
2014: 02/03 Power Systems Do Not Give Gifts CHON224
2013: 07/12 Corporatization of the University CHON223
2013: 10/15 The U.S. as a Rogue State CHON222
2013: 06/20 State Spying & Other Matters CHON221
2010: 04/08 Radical Intellectuals CHON220
2013: 05/07 Magna Carta: Then & Now CHON219
2013: 01/18 The Threat of Democracy CHON218
2012: 09/27 Masters of Mankind CHON217
1993: 09/26 Keeping the Rabble In Line CHON089
1993: 10/07 Timor: Lessons of a Tragedy CHON091
1998: 06/12 Power of the People CHON145
2012: 01/20 2012 Harvard Trade Union Program CHON216
2011: 11/05 The Edward Said Memorial Lecture 2011 CHON215
2011: 11/04 Changing Contours of Global Order CHON214
2011: 11/02 Revolutionary Pacifism: Choices and Prospects CHON213
2012: 01/20 Unconventional Wisdom CHON212
2011: 04/22 Imperial Dangers: Then & Now CHON211
2011: 04/21 Arab Revolts CHON210
1991: 01/30 The Gulf War CHON057
1990: 02/01 The MIT Interviews CHON051
1990: 01/29 The Post-Cold War in Central America CHON050
1989: 04/10 The Propaganda Model CHON046
1989: 03/15 Peace in the Middle East CHON045
2010: 09/30 No More What We Say Goes CHON208
2010: 03/08 Edward Said and Resisting Imperialism CHON204
2009: 11/10 On Iran CHON203
2009: 11/10 Linguistics and Politics CHON202
2009: 10/02 When Elites Fail CHON201
1988: 01/29 Persistent Features of U.S. Policy CHON200
2009: 06/12 At Riverside Church CHON199
2009: 04/07 What Next in the Middle East? CHON198
2006: 02/10 A Good Education CHON197
1983: 10/26 Intervention CHON196
1986: 09/03 The Future of the Palestinians CHON194
1987: 10/17 Strategies for a Just Peace CHON193
2006: 12/12 The U.S. vs. The Gospels CHON190
2006: 08/15 Lebanon & the Crisis in Middle East CHON188
2006: 04/20 At West Point CHON187
2005: 02/07 Another World is Possible CHON186
2004: 12/03 2004 MIT Interviews CHON184
2003: 11/20 The Doctrine of Change of Course CHON179
2003: 09/11 On Imperialism CHON178
2003: 04/04 Iraq: A Test Case of Imperial Violence CHON177
2003: 04/05 Collateral Language: War & Propaganda CHON175
2003: 01/27 U.S. Grand Strategy: Global Rule by Force CHON174
2002: 09/02 The Dogs of War: From Afghanistan to Iraq CHON173
2002: 01/22 A Journalist From Mars CHON172
2001: 11/27 Chomsky in Pakistan CHON171
2001: 11/10 Chomsky in India CHON170
2001: 10/18 The New War on Terrorism: Fact and Fiction CHON168
2001: 09/20 The U.S. and Terrorism CHON167
2001: 04/17 U.S. to UN: Do It Our Way CHON166
2001: 06/12 2001 Z Media Institute Seminar CHON165
2001: 02/09 2001 Harvard Trade Union Program CHON164
2000: 04/30 At Columbia Journalism School CHON163
2000: 06/12 The Cape Cod Interview CHON162
2000: 06/12 2000 Z Media Institue Seminar CHON161
2000: 05/12 U.S. Colombia Policy CHON160
2000: 04/08 The Right of Return CHON159
2000: 04/10 Liberating the Mind from Orthodoxies CHON157
2000: 02/25 Taking Control of Our Lives CHON156
2000: 02/23 The Meaning of Seattle CHON155
2000: 02/04 2000 Harvard Trade Union Program CHON154
1999: 10/07 Globalization: The New Face of Capitalism CHON153
1999: 09/20 Lessons from Yugoslavia & E. Timor CHON152
1999: 04/21 Kosovo and Iraq CHON151
1999: 02/02 1999 Harvard Trade Union Program CHON150
1999: 02/01 U.S. to World: Get Out of the Way CHON149
1999: 01/30 U.S. Iraq Policy: Motives and Consequences CHON148
1998: 11/10 Chomsky in New Zealand CHON147
1998: 09/22 The Framework of U.S. Global Power CHON146
1998: 05/10 U.S. Human Rights Policy: Rhetoric & Practice CHON144
1998: 05/10 Activist Victories CHON143
1998: 03/06 The Multilateral Agreement on Investment CHON142
1997: 10/03 An Inquiry into Global Capitalism CHON141
1997: 11/12 Hope Springs Eternal CHON140
1997: 11/03 Understanding Ourselves CHON139
1997: 09/26 The U.S. & Israel Strategic Alliance CHON138
1997: 03/04 The Triumph of the Market CHON137
1997: 03/03 The Culture of Terrorism CHON136
1997: 02/07 Propaganda & Control of the Public Mind CHON135
1997: 02/04 The Common Good CHON134
1996: 12/13 Expanding the Floor of the Cage CHON133
1996: 06/07 1996 Z Media Institute Seminar CHON132
1996: 06/07 The System Is Weak CHON131
1996: 04/13 The Myth of the Free Market CHON130
1995: 11/07 Democracy & the Right to Know CHON129
1996: 02/09 1996 Harvard Trade Union Program CHON128
1996: 02/06 The State of the U.S. Left CHON127
1996: 01/06 The Oslo Accords: Propaganda Triumph CHON126
1995: 12/09 Capital Rules CHON125
1995: 11/03 Robbing People Blind: U.S. Economic Policy CHON124
1995: 10/23 The UN: Fifty Years of U.S. Domination & Deceit CHON123
1976: 04/11 Anarchy: Cooperation without Restraints CHON122
1995: 01/23 Writers & Intellectual Responsibility CHON121
1995: 06/22 The Tyranny of Corporations CHON120
1995: 06/22 1995 Z Media Institute Seminar CHON119
1995: 01/21 Visions of Freedom CHON118
1995: 05/31 The Federal Reserve Board & Economic Policy CHON117
1995: 05/09 History & Memory CHON116
1995: 05/09 Class War: The Attack on Working People CHON115
1995: 04/11 East Timor: Western Complicity in Genocide CHON114
1995: 03/13 The Drug War, Colombia & U.S. Policy CHON113
1995: 02/03 Q & A with Trade Unionists CHON112
1995: 02/03 Rollback: The Return of Predatory Capitalism CHON111
1994: 12/20 Looking Ahead CHON110
1994: 11/12 The ‘Peace Process’ in the Middle East CHON109
1994: 10/19 Democracy & Education CHON108
1994: 10/19 Q & A with Loyola University Communications Students CHON107
1994: 10/18 Containing the Crisis at Home and Abroad CHON106
1994: 10/17 The 21st Century: Democracy or Absolutism CHON105
1994: 06/16 1994 Z Media Institute Seminar CHON104
1994: 06/16 Orwell’s World & Ours CHON103
1994: 05/09 Human Rights & the U.S. CHON102
1994: 05/02 Health Care CHON101
1994: 04/11 Reflections on Democracy CHON100
1994: 03/08 Prospects for Democracy CHON099
1994: 02/04 1994 Harvard Trade Union Program CHON098
1994: 02/01 The Emerging Global Economic Order CHON097
1993: 12/13 Haiti: U.S. Policy CHON096
1993: 12/10 The Clinton Vision CHON095
1993: 12/10 World Orders CHON094
1993: 12/06 Crime, Gun Control, etc. CHON093
1993: 11/13 What We Say Goes: U.S. Mideast Policy CHON092
1993: 06/16 Media, Knowledge and Objectivity CHON088
1993: 03/10 Old Wine, New Bottles CHON086
1993: 01/21 Class, etc. CHON082
1993: 01/14 Race, etc. CHON081
1992: 12/16 They Don’t Even Know That They Don’t Know CHON080
1992: 11/25 Creation & Culture CHON079
1992: 09/24 Deterring Democracy CHON078
1992: 03/30 The Columbian Era: The Next Phase CHON077
1992: 04/26 Creeping Fascism CHON076
1992: 04/20 World Bank, GATT, Free Trade CHON074
1992: 01/16 Middle East Peace Process CHON073
1992: 01/14 Controlling the Public Mind CHON072
1991: 11/16 Pearl Harbor CHON071
1991: 11/16 The Middle East: Realities and Fantasies CHON070
1991: 11/09 Media Control in Democracy CHON069
1991: 10/15 Pascal’s Wager CHON068
1991: 06/02 With Donahue CHON066
1991: 05/21 Reflections on the Gulf War CHON065
1991: 05/20 The Aftermath of the Gulf War CHON064
1991: 05/03 The Press and the Gulf War CHON063
1991: 03/17 Media Control CHON062
1991: 03/17 Unfinished Business: The U.S. and Central America CHON061
1991: 03/16 The Gulf War and the New World Order CHON060
1991: 02/19 Force or Opinion CHON059
1991: 02/18 The Cold War: Fact and Fancy CHON058
1990: 11/19 U.S. Gulf Policy CHON056
1990: 11/18 Gulf, Israel, the Press, Anti-Semitism, etc. CHON055
1990: 09/17 Gulf Crisis CHON054
1990: 03/05 Responsibility of Intellectuals CHON052
1989: 12/13 Interview/call-in CHON049
1989: 04/15 Rowe Center: An Open-Ended Discussion CHON048
1989: 04/11 Chomsky Meets the Press CHON047
1989: 03/15 The Political Economy of the Mass Media CHON044
1989: 02/20 Questions & Answers on the Mideast CHON043
1989: 02/20 Questions & Answers with Freshman Honors Students CHON042
1989: 02/20 Questions & Answers with Community Activists CHON041
1989: 02/21 Questions & Answers with Freshmen Sociology Students CHON040
1989: 01/27 Activism and the Media CHON038
1989: 01/24 Roots of U.S. Intervention in Central America CHON037
1988: 11/11 Media, Propaganda and Democracy CHON036
1988: 10/24 Necessary Illusions CHON035
1988: 04/06 Thought Control CHON034
1988: 01/30 U.S. Media as Propaganda System CHON033
1988: 01/26 Questions and Answers with UCLA Philosophy Class CHON031
1988: 01/27 U.S. Mideast Policy: Motives and Consequences CHON030
1988: 01/24 Beyond the Reagan Era CHON029
- Conversations with Chomsky CHON028
1987: 02/22 Iran-Contra Scandal: An Analysis CHON027
1986: 10/24 Terrorism: The Politics of Language CHON025
1986: 10/22 The Right Turn in U.S. International & Security Policy CHON024
1986: 04/20 Israel & the American Left CHON023
1985: 03/31 The Lessons of Vietnam CHON022
1985: 03/23 Israel: The Strategic Asset CHON021
1985: 01/18 Israel and the U.S.: The Client-Master Relationship CHON020
1984: 12/01 Politics and Language CHON019
1982: 05/21 U.S. and Indonesia: Partners in Genocide CHON018
1979: 10/12 Cambodia CHON017
1975: 04/02 Critique of Kissinger CHON016
1969: 04/03 With William Buckley on Firing Line CHON014
2010: 09/30 Human Intelligence & the Environment CHON209
2010: 04/02 The New American Imperialism CHON207
2010: 03/21 The Center Cannot Hold CHON206
1993: 01/22 Manufacturing Consent CHON083
1987: 02/08 International Terrorism CHON026
2008: 09/10 Wars, Bailouts & Elections CHON195
2008: 01/31 Iraq: The Forever War CHON192
2006: 12/14 South America Rising CHON191
2006: 09/29 Latin America: Stirrings in the Servants’ Quarters CHON189
2006: 01/18 Facts Matter: The War on Terror CHON185
2006: 02/10 Targeting Iran CHON183
2005: 10/11 Washington’s Messianic Mission CHON182
2005: 01/26 Democracy & U.S. Foreign Policy CHON181
2004: 06/11 War Crimes & Imperial Fantasies CHON180

Chomsky on Linguistics

Date Recorded Program Title Handle
2013: 11/12 Generative Grammar CHON-LING019
2013: 07/25 What is Language? CHON-LING018
2013: 05/01 Fifty Years of Linguistics at MIT CHON-LING016
2013: 05/01 Pedagogy of the Oppressed CHON-LING017
1968: 07/16 Philosophy & Linguistics CHON-LING001
1969: 01/10 The Phenomena of Language CHON-LING002
1977: 05/06 Principles of Language Structure CHON-LING003
1977: 05/06 A Naturalist Approach to Language and Cognition CHON-LING004
1988: 01/25 Language in a Psychological Setting CHON-LING005
1988: 01/28 Language & Interpretation: Philosophical Reflections CHON-LING007
1990: 02/02 Language and the Cognitive Sciences CHON-LING008
1992: 01/14 Language: Asking the Right Questions CHON-LING009
1992: 11/23 Language and the Cognitive Revolution CHON-LING010
1993: 03/10 Naturalism & Dualism CHON-LING013
1995: 01/23 Language & Nature CHON-LING014
1998: 04/20 Language: Continuity & Innovation CHON-LING015
1992: 01/15 The Design of Language CHON-LING011
1993: 03/08 Prospects for Minimalism CHON-LING012

Chomsky & Others