Political Profile of Avram Noam ChomskyJune 26, 2021
From the 1960s onwards, Chomsky began to openly express and write his views on world politics.
In 1964, he first expressed his political views, opposing the United States’ intervention in Vietnam. In 1969, he published his compilation book, “America und die neuen Mandarine” (America and the New Mandarin), a series of articles that were influential in the formation of formations against the Vietnam War. However, Chomsky’s opposition to wars and America’s foreign policy revealed the situation of human injustice, the carnage in Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, the Arab-Israeli conflicts, and the Gulf and Kosovo Wars. This attitude also opposed globalization and newly formed liberalization movements.
Today, Chomsky, with his undeniable contributions to linguistics, is one of the most important opponents of America’s foreign policies of the time, and he has always opposed unfair political regulation and the media’s supporting attitude. Chomsky describes his personal mission as a traditional anarchist rooted in the Enlightenment and classical liberalism. He has tended towards the anarchist unions and the ‘Industrial Workers of the World’ unions that care about workers’ rights and is a member of this labor union.
Chomsky was once named “Today’s important intellectual” in the New York Times Book Review, which has made a name for itself with the awards it has given to respected people. Noam Chomsky made a speech about it: ‘The quote was published by a publishing house, of course one should read it very well’ and continues: ‘How could one write about the nonsense about America’s foreign policy if it weren’t for this state of collapse ?’ Nobody ever quotes these additions, but to be honest: ‘Without him, I believe I would have done something wrong.’
Chomsky is considered ‘the world’s most cited individual’ for his political writing. He is also considered a pioneering thinker with his criticisms of polarization and globalization in the world.
Other critics have ruthlessly accused Chomsky of painting a world of oppression and black and white. They argued that America and Israel have unjustly made peace. However, Chomsky has always argued that America and Israel do not fully provide justice and peace to the world.
In 2001, Chomsky interviewed the world-renowned band Rage Against the Machine on politics in Mexico. Recordings of this interview were released on DVD and VHS by Konzert The Battle of Mexico.
In 2008, Chomsky supported the green presidential candidate, Ralph Nader. He also made efforts to direct people who do not support Barack Obama to vote for Barack Obama against John McCain. Of course, Chomsky received a great reaction from the anarchist section with his actions.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook