Avram Noam Chomsky born on December 7, 1928 is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist,logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as the “father of modern linguistics,” Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is Institute Professor Emeritus, and is the author of more than 100 books. In a 2005 poll that asked readers of Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines to vote for “the top five public intellectuals”, Chomsky ranked first. Chomsky has been described as “arguably the most important intellectual alive”. He remains a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy,neoliberal capitalism, and mainstream news media. Chomsky describes his ideology as aligned with anarcho-syndicalism andlibertarian socialism.