Noam Chomsky on Speaking Out

June 20, 2010

Noam Chomsky may be America's most prominent radical intellectual.  An outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, he says the mainstream media simply won't acknowledge his political perspective.  Now in his early 80s and still politically active, Chomsky talks with Steve Paulson about the responsibility of intellectuals and his own history of dissent.

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I couldn't believe he equated other intellectuals who were closer to center (or maybe just didn't agree with him) as false prophets. I find his books and talks boring for the same reason. He is so sure of his own position that he usually argues with his own caricatures of others' positions rather than address them as substantive arguments that might actually be true or valuable.
I also find it puzzling that he is so concerned that the media ignores him when the introduction to his segment referred to him as the most sited living intellectual. How much influence does this guy need?

"He is so sure of his own position that he usually argues with his own caricatures of others' positions rather than address them as substantive arguments that might actually be true or valuable."

Oh the irony, where you looking in the mirror when you said that?

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