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 Thoughts on Noam Chomsky? (5)

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Thoughts on Noam Chomsky?

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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political activist, and social critic. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science.

Studies of foreign languages makes a political activist important in your realm of thought.

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He's got a great body of work behind him. For decades he was the quintessential dissident. For the most part I have the greatest of respect for him. He's a powerful intellectual.

That said, Ed Herman was always the smarter of the two in my opinion. He was much less interested in popularity than Chomsky however. Very private man.

He's got a great body of work behind him. For decades he was the quintessential dissident. For the most part I have the greatest of respect for him. He's a powerful intellectual.

That said, Ed Herman was always the smarter of the two in my opinion. He was much less interested in popularity than Chomsky however. Very private man.

I just picked up a book called "On Noam Chomsky: Critical Essays" at the library. I watched a few speeches of his on youtube and thought he was pretty smart. I will have to look more into Ed Herman, he seems to have a common genius trait in being introverted.

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I just picked up a book called "On Noam Chomsky: Critical Essays" at the library. I watched a few speeches of his on youtube and thought he was pretty smart. I will have to look more into Ed Herman, he seems to have a common genius trait in being introverted.

Anything written or spoken by either is worth reading/listening to bro. I read Ed Herman's new book, The Politics of Genocide, about a year ago. Well worth reading.

Have you ever heard of a guy called John Pilger? Australian journalist based out of the UK. He's another guy who has written some fantastic anti-establishment books.