Noam Chomsky

  • Noam Chomsky – Masterclass – Noam Chomsky Teaches Independent Thinking and the Media’s Invisible Powers (2023)

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    Renowned scholar, linguist, and political activist Noam Chomsky explores the dark side of media. Learn to cut through propaganda, defend against manipulation, and control what you consume.

    Dive into the invisible powers of media with Noam Chomsky. One of the most influential thinkers of our time, he’s challenged the mainstream narratives of media, corporations, and governments—for generations. Now he’s connecting his long-standing theories to the issues we care most about today. Get his cutting insights into the powers and perils of social media, AI, and disinformation in a society set up to manipulate.Read More »

  • Noam Chomsky – Neo-Liberalism: An Accounting (2017)

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    Neo-Liberalism: An Accounting is UMass Crotty Hall Inaugural Lecture by Noam Chomsky. It was recorded April, 2017.Read More »

  • Noam Chomsky & Lawrence Krauss – An Origins Project Dialogue: Science, Mind and Politics (2015)

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    Join intellectual giant Noam Chomsky and noted physicist and public intellectual Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation at the Origins Project Dialogue. Science, Mind, and Politics is a candid and unscripted conversation on contemporary issues on the nature of humanity, the power of science and the mind, and global social justice.Read More »

  • John Berger and Noam Chomsky – Times of Crisis (2014)

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    Exclusive material from writer, artist, critic John Berger and a virtual response and conversation with Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. This event took place at Dartmouth College as part of GRID’s 2014 Spring Public Lecture Series: Times of Crisis

    Note, Berger’s material is audio only and is accompanied by still images, and Chomsky is on a live video link in this session.Read More »

  • Will Pascoe – Noam Chomsky on the World: The Chomsky Sessions (2008)

    2001-2010CanadaDocumentaryNoam ChomskyWill Pascoe


    One of the most respected intellectuals of the 20th century, Noam Chomsky has had a long and prolific career as a linguist, philosopher, and political activist. Undoubtedly, though, he is best known as the quintessential American dissident. Chomsky’s criticism of U.S. foreign policy began with the Vietnam War and continued over the span of the next 40 years.Read More »

  • Sasha Lilley & Jai Jai Noire – Theory and Practice [Conversations With Noam Chomsky And Howard Zinn] (2010)

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    Two of the most venerable figures on the American Left – Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky – converse with Sasha Lilley about their lives and political philosophies, looking back at eight decades of struggle and theoretical debate.
    Howard Zinn, interviewed shortly before his death, reflects on the genesis of his politics, from the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam war movements to opposing empire today, as well as history, art and activism.
    Noam Chomsky discusses the evolution of his libertarian socialist ideals since childhood, his vision for a future post-capitalist society, and his views on the state, science, the Enlightenment, and the future of the planet.
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  • Noam Chomsky vs Michel Foucault – Human Nature: Justice versus Power [Excerpt] (1971)

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    International Philosophers’ Project 1971

    Interviewer: Fons Elders

    Aired on Dutch television, hence the additional subs. Debate took place in the US according to this.

    In 1971, American linguist/social activist Noam Chomsky squared off against French philosopher Michel Foucault on Dutch television … the program was entitled ‘Human Nature: Justice Vs. Power’ and offered sharp contrasts between the more traditional view of ‘human nature’ and what would become a postmodernist perspective … Chomsky, following a rationalist lineage going back to at least Plato, believes that there is a foundational ‘nature’ and that its positive aspects (love, creativity, recognizing and embracing justice) must be realized, while Foucault remains skeptical of any such notion… for him, the issue is not so much whether ‘justice’ or ‘human nature’ ‘exists,’ but how they have historically (and currently) function in society … in regard to justice, he says (this is not included in the clips): “… the idea of justice in itself is an idea which in effect has been invented and put to work in different types of societies as an instrument of a certain political and economic power or as a weapon against that power…” The point of any political struggle, for Foucault, is to alter the ‘power relations’ in which we all find ourselves (youtube user hiperf289)Read More »

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