Noam Chomsky on the Responsibility of Intellectuals in the 21st Century
September 22, 2011
In 1967, as the Vietnam War escalated, Noam Chomsky penned The Responsibility of Intellectuals, a stunning rebuke to scientists and scholars for their subservience to political power. Today, we face a similar array of crises, from wars to escalating debt. What are the obligations of intellectuals in this day and age?
Chomsky, a professor emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, will address those questions during an event in Wong Auditorium today beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The event is co-sponsored by Boston Review and the Department of Political Science.