Back in 1967, Noam Chomsky wrote a famous essay called "The Responsibility of Intellectuals." Chomsky was furious about what he called "the deceit and distortion surrounding the American invasion of Vietnam." And he urged intellectuals "to speak the truth and expose lies." So what is the responsibility of intellectuals? We asked Noam Chomsky and hear one of the last interviews with the late Christopher Hitchens.
The late Christopher Hitchens was one of the most controversial journalists and public intellectuals of recent years. In this conversation, he talks about his memoir "Hitch 22" and the role of intellectuals.