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Noam  Chomsky
[b. 1928]

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"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate
within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on,
while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate."

"We should never overlook the fact that the threats that we now face are the most severe that have ever arisen in human history. They are literal
threats to survival . . . These are very urgent concerns, they cannot be delayed . . . They have to be faced directly and soon." - in December 2016

— Noam Chomsky

          Noam Chomsky was born on 7 December 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his PhD in 1955. He has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the past 50 years, and is currently Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics.
          He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide. Among his most recent books are "Hegemony or Survival", "Failed States", "Hopes and Prospects", and "Masters of Mankind". Haymarket Books recently released twelve of his classic works in new editions. His latest books are "What Kind of Creatures Are We?", "Who Rules The World?", and "Requiem For The American Dream".

Noam Chomsky's official website
Noam Chomsky's M.I.T. homepage
Noam Chomsky bio page at M.I.T.
Noam Chomsky entry at Wikipedia
browse books at the Noam Chomsky Store at Amazon


Major  Works
Noam Chomsky's books in print at M.I.T. Press
browse books at the Noam Chomsky Store at Amazon

Essential Noam Chomsky book edited by Anthony Arnove  
"The Essential Chomsky" [2008]
Edited by Anthony Arnove

The New Press 9¼x6 pb [2/2008] for $11.80
The New Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [2/2008] for $26.60


The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism book by Noam Chomsky & Edward S. Herman  "Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume 1: The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism" [1979] by Noam Chomsky & Edward S. Herman
Haymarket Books mass pb [11/2014] for $40.11 {sic}
Spokesman Books 8½x5½ pb [10/2012] for $49.24 {sic}
South End Press 8½x5½ pb [7/99] out of print/50+ used
Editions Albin Michel French-language 9x5¾ pb [9/81] import/used
Spokesman Books hardcover [10/79] out of print/used
Manufacturing Consent / Media  "Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of The Mass Media" [1988]
by Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [7/2011] for $14.99
Pantheon 9¼x6¼ pb [1/2002] for $13.57
Pantheon 9½x6½ hardcover [9/88] out of print/used
Class Warfare interviews book by Noam Chomsky & David Barsamian  "Noam Chomsky: Class Warfare - Interviews With David Barsamian"
[Pluto Press 1996] by Noam Chomsky & David Barsamian

New Star Books 9x6 pb [9/2003] out of print/used
Common Courage Press 7½x5 pb [7/2002] out of print/many, many used
Common Courage Press library hardcover [7/2002] for $29.95
'9-11' best-selling book by Noam Chomsky  "9-11" bestseller [2001, rev 2011] by Noam Chomsky
2011 second edition subtitle: "Was There An Alternative?"
Kindle Edition from Seven Stories/Penguin Random House [2nd edition 8/2011] for $11.99
Open Media/Seven Stories Press 2nd edition 8x5¼ pb [8/2011] for $9.67
Open Media/Seven Stories Press 7x5 pb [2002] out of print/many used
Open Media/Seven Stories Press 7x5 pb [11/2001] out of print/200+ used
Seven Stories Press hardcover [11/2001] out of print/used
'11 de Septiembre' Spanish-language edition by Noam Chomsky  
"11 de Septiembre" [2002, rev 2011] by Noam Chomsky
Spanish-language Kindle Edition from Siete Cuentos [2nd edition 1/2011] for $7.99
Open Media/Siete Cuentos Spanish-language 7x5 pb [8/2002] for $8.95
Failed States by Chomsky  "Failed States: The Abuse of Power & The Assault On Democracy" [2006]
by Noam Chomsky

Kindle Edition from Macmillan/Metropolitan [4/2010] for $9.99
Holt 8¼x5½ pb [4/2007] for $11.15
Metropolitan Books 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2006] for $16.00
Audio Renaissance UNABR audio CD [4/2006] out of prodn/many used
Perilous Power book by Noam Chomsky & Gilbert Achcar  "Perilous Power: The Middle East & U.S. Foreign Policy Dialogues On Terror, Democracy, War & Justice" [2006] by Noam Chomsky & Gilbert Achcar
Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [3/2008] out of print/used
Paradigm 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2006] for $22.95
Occupy / Reflections essays by Noam Chomsky  "Occupy: Reflections on Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity" [2012]
essays by Noam Chomsky

187-page Kindle Edition from Zuccotti Park Press [2nd edition 10/2013] for $7.89
Zuccotti Park Press 2nd edition 8½x4½ pb [10/2013] for $13.95
128-page Kindle Edition from Zuccotti Park Press [5/2012] for $7.89
128-page Zuccotti Park Press 7¼x4¼ pb [5/2012] for $8.31
Penguin mass pb [5/2012] out of print/many used
French-language Kindle Edition from L'Herne [1/2013] for $7.89
Essays On Anarchism book by Noam Chomsky  "Chomsky: On Anarchism" [2013]
Essays by Noam Chomsky, Introduction by Nathan Schneider

Chomsky's essays 'redeem' anarchism and place it at the foundation of his political thinking; his position is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian, emphasizing the power of collective, rather than individualist, action.
Kindle Edition from The New Press [11/2013] for $9.99
The New Press 7½x5¼ pb [11/2013] for $12.88
Requiem For The American Dream transcript  "Requiem For The American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power" [2017] by Noam Chomsky, Edited by filmmakers Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott
Kindle Edition from Seven Stories/Penguin Random House [3/2017] for $16.99
Seven Stories Press 9x7½ pb [3/2017] for $12.31
Optimism over Despair book by Noam Chomsky & C.J. Polychroniou  "Optimism Over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change" [2017]
22 Noam Chomsky interviews with C.J. Polychroniou {for Truthout}

Kindle Edition from Haymarket Books [8/2017] for $13.23
Haymarket Books 8½x5¾ pb [8/2017] for $11.52
Global Discontents book by Noam Chomsky & David Barsamian  "Global Discontents: Conversations On The Rising Threats To Democracy  1/2018
(The American Empire Project)" [2017]
twelve Noam Chomsky interviews with David Barsamian

Kindle Edition from Metropolitan/Macmillan [12/2017] for $9.99
Metropolitan Books 8x5½ pb [12/2017] for $12.23


Movies,  Interviews,  Other  Media
Noam Chomsky's credits [since 1977] at Internet Movie Database
search videos/DVDs on keywords 'noam chomsky' {returns 100+ titles} at Amazon

"Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and The Media" [1992] /tt0104810/

Chomsky Class War CD  "Class War: The Attack On Working People" [1995]
by Noam Chomsky

Epitaph audio CD [11/98] for $14.99

Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky In Our Times" documentary film [Nov 2002]
Arguably the most important living American thinker, Noam Chomsky continues to investigate the ethical dimensions of the United States and its actions. In this documentary, which contains interviews and portions of public speeches he gave in New York and California in the spring of 2002, Chomsky addresses the events of September 11th. As in his best-selling book entitled 9-11, he defers any differentiation between state-sponsored violence and rogue terrorism. Directed by John Junkerman, www.firstrunfeatures.com DVD B00008XS1C VHS B00008XS1B

Stupidity docufilm directed by Albert Nerenberg  "Stupidity" [Téléfilm Canada 2003]
Co-produced & directed by Albert Nerenberg; extras on DVD include uncut interviews with Noam Chomsky, Giancarlo Livraghi, Bill Maher, director Albert Nerenberg, Avital Ronell & director Joel Schumacher
Disinformation color DVD [7/2006] for $17.99
full credits at IMDb

"Distorted Morality: America's War On Terror" '[WEA/Epitaph 2003] /tt0361959/ dvd=B00008AOW1

'Is There Hope In This Desperate Time?' 2004 lecture  "Is There Hope In This Desperate Time?" [indep Sept 2004]
Noam Chomsky & Howard Zinn joint lecture as fundraiser for Homeless Empowerment Project in Boston; recorded in September 2004; intro by Paula Matthew • credits not found at IMDb
Radio Free Maine Audible audio CD [11/2004] for $4.95
watch complete event [12/2012 upload; 1:45:22] online at YouTube

Rush To War movie  "Rush  To  War:  Between  Iraq  &  A  Hard  Place" docufilm [indep Oct 2004]
interviewees include Sen. George McGovern, Joe Wilson, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Scott Ritter, Gen. Anthony Zinni, Richard Clarke, and columnists Robert Scheer & Molly Ivins
Written & directed by Robert Taicher
Echo Bridge Home Ent. color DVD [9/2007] for $6.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

Conversations On The Edge of The Apocalypse book by David Jay Brown  "Conversations On The Edge of The Apocalypse: Contemplating The Future With Noam Chomsky, George Carlin, Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake & Others" [2005] by David Jay Brown
"Most of all, this book offers positive visions of the future."
— Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Palgrave Macmillan hardcover [6/2005] for $17.79
Independent Intervention docu film  "Independent Intervention" documentary video [Ground Productions 2006]
Challenges the corporate media’s presentation of war, with reports of the brutal realities in Iraq
Produced & directed by Tonje Hessen Schei; interviewees include Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Jim Hightower, Kalle Lasn, Bill Moyers, Arundhati Roy, Howard Zinn & James Zogby
color DVD available at official website {via PayPal}
Ground Prodns color DVD [3/2006] via Amazon third party
credits at IMDbofficial movie site

Cla$$war comic art series book by Rob Williams  "Cla$$war" [2009]
Story by Rob Williams, Art by Trevor Hairsine, Travel Foreman & others

Writer Rob Williams has stated that Noam Chomsky's "Class War Interviews" was a major inspir-ation for this superhero comic book series; includes all six issues of the award-winning 2002 & 2004 comics, plus a new story by Williams & Hairsine
Com.x 10¼x6½ hardcover [4/2009] out of print/used
Theory and Practice / Conversations With Noam Chomsky & Howard Zinn  "Theory and Practice: Conversations With Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn" [2010]
107-minute documentary comprised of two November 2009 interviews by Sasha Lilley (Pacifica Radio), featuring Noam Chomsky [33 minutes] and Howard Zinn [74 minutes]; produced by P.M. Press [est. 2007] & Mighty Small Films [est. 2008]
P.M. Press color DVD [3/2010] for $15.39
P.M. Press color DVD [3/2010] for $13.99
credits at IMDbwatch full movie [6/2014 upload; 1:47:38] online at YouTube
Requiem for the American Dream docufilm  "Requiem For The American Dream: Noam Chomsky and The Principles of [The] Concentration of Wealth & Power" [indep Jan 2016]
73-minute film taken from interviews over four years • Co-produced, written & directed by Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott; music by Malcolm Francis
FilmRise color Blu-ray [8/2016] for $24.11
FilmRise color DVD-R [8/2016] for $20.98
Popular Beat Combo MP-3 soundtrack album download [6/2016] 10 tracks for $8.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie websitewatch official trailer [2:25] online at YouTube

Noam Chomsky lecture/speech at 'Democracy Now!' anniversary event  Noam Chomsky lecture/speech at 'Democracy Now!' anniversary event [Dec 2016]
25-minute speech or lecture delivered on 5 December 2016; second half hosted by Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez, with added guest Harry Belafonte • credits not found at IMDb
watch full broadcast [54:31] online at YouTube


Works  About  Noam  Chomsky

Introducing Chomsky book by John Maher & Judy Groves  "Introducing Chomsky" [1997]
by John Maher & Judy Groves

Totem Books 4th edition pb [12/2011] for $9.95
Totem Books 8¼x5½ pb [3/2005] for $11.01
Totem Books 8x5½ pb [4/97] out of print/many used
Chomsky For Beginners book by David Cogswell & Paul Gordon  "Chomsky For Beginners" [2007]
by David Cogswell, Illustrated by Paul Gordon

includes text of "an exclusive interview with the maverick genius"
For Beginners 9x6 pb [8/2007] for $9.66
L'Intellettuale In Rivolta book from Italy by Giuseppe Gagliano  "L'Intellettuale In Rivolta: L'Antagonismo Politico Attraverso le Riflessioni di Zinn, Buber, Chomsky" [2010] by Giuseppe Gagliano
Editrice Uniservice Italian-language pb [2010] out of print/scarce


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L i n k s
Noam Chomsky's official website
Noam Chomsky's M.I.T. homepage
Noam Chomsky bio page at M.I.T.
Noam Chomsky's books in print at M.I.T. Press
Noam Chomsky entry at Wikipedia
browse books at the Noam Chomsky Store at Amazon

Noam Chomsky's credits [since 1977] at Internet Movie Database
search videos/DVDs on keywords 'noan chomsky' {returns 100+ titles} at Amazon

Z Magazine's Noam Chomsky blog & archive


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