Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics, he is also a political dissident who has written more than one hundred books. His New Press books include Understanding Power, On Anarchism, and The Essential Chomsky. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Praise for The Responsibility of Intellectuals One of Newsweek's "14 nonfiction books you'll want to read this fall" Praise for Noam Chomsky: "Chomsky is a global phenomenon. . . . He may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet." --The New York Times Book Review "America's most useful citizen." --The Boston Globe "With relentless logic, Chomsky bids us to listen closely to what our leaders tell us--and to discern what they are leaving out...Agree with him or not, we lose out by not listening." --Businessweek "For anyone wanting to find out more about the world we live in...there is one simple answer: read Noam Chomsky." --The New Statesman "[He] undermine[s]...the distinction between...'what we stand for' and 'what we do.' His views are held not only by American critics on the left but also by many people around the world." --The New York Review of Books