Discovering Noam Chomsky

I’m a fan of public speakers and debaters, specially within the realm of philosophy and science – such as Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Richard Dawkins. Recently, I discovered a man by the name of Noam Chomsky. Perhaps you already heard of him, since he’s been around for so long. He has a long list of expertise: he’s a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. He’s written a plethora of books including:  Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest For Global Dominance, Failed States, and so many more.

After watching a few of his interviews and speeches on YouTube, I just had to get my hands on one of his books. Going down to the local library, I did find a book by him. It was titled Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World. Essentially it was interviews conducted between him and Journalist David Barsamian. With these interviews, Mr. Chomsky offered his opinions to the post 9/11 world. The book itself was very thought-provoking, and brought up arguments against the American Empire – hence the title “imperial ambitions.”

I’m not saying that I agree with everything Chomsky has to say. There will always be disagreements to whomever you listen to. I feel that he has some good points in his opinions and speeches. He has a lot to say about the world in it’s current state. He definitely induces thought. I would recommend that you at least read one of his books or watch one of his interviews or speeches.

Thank you for reading!

 

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