Noam Chomsky’s Critical Intervention- Foreword by Peter McLaren- Afterword by Pepi Leistyna
2 Noam Chomsky and the Linguistic, Political, and Activist World: A Critical Analysis
Noam Chomsky and the Linguistic, Political, and Activist World A Critical Analysis t w o every century has witnessed the birth and emergence of a few world-transcend-ing intellectuals, and Noam Chomsky in the twentieth century was no excep- tion . Chomsky is a uniquely talented intellectual who has profoundly transformed the global political landscape and the academic fields of linguistics and philoso- phy . He is one of the world’s most respected dissident intellectuals and linguists . Noam Chomsky has influenced and transformed many minds and hearts with his scholarly and activist work . He has been interviewed and appeared in countless documentaries, where he has offered, among other things, a distinctive, dissenting voice regarding U .S . foreign policy toward the rest of the world, particularly the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and the Caribbean . Worldwide, Noam Chomsky is one of the leading intellectuals in the fields of linguistics, philosophy, and U .S . foreign policy, among others (Barsky, 1997, 2007; Peck, 1987; Smith, 2004) . Science Citation Index includes 1,619 citations to Chomsky from 1974 to 1992, and one can only imagine how many more times he has been cited since then . One may disagree with Chomsky’s views on many controversial issues, such as the Palestinian and Israeli conflict and U .S . foreign policy . However, he is one of the few dissident intellectuals who has consistently taken an unshakable position about this conflict, who has critically unveiled cor- porate propaganda and lies about his own country, and who has spoken up against many forms...
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