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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?
Noam Chomsky is an educator and linguist. He joined the University of Arizona in fall 2017, after several decades at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His recent books include Who Rules the World? and Requiem for the American Dream: The Ten Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power:
Joshua Cohen is co-editor of Boston Review, member of the faculty of Apple University, and Distinguished Senior Fellow in law, philosophy, and political science at University of California, Berkeley.
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