Noam Avram Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928. He received his early education at Oak Lane Country Day School and Central High School, Philadelphia. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. In 1955, he received his Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Chomsky has made his reputation in linguistics. He learned some of the historical principles of linguistics from his father, William, who was a Hebrew scholar. In fact, some of his early research, which he did for his Masters, was on the modern spoken Hebrew language.

Among his many accomplishments, he is most famous for his work on generative grammar, which developed from his interest in modern logic and mathematical foundations. As a result, he applied it to the description of natural languages.

During the year of 1955, he left his Fellowship at Harvard University and obtained a position at MIT where he taught for the next 19 years. He was also married to Carol Chomsky, a Professor at Harvard. Noam now holds Ferrari P. Ward Chair of Modern Languages and Linguistics.

Between 1965 and1973, he played a major role in the American resistance against the Vietnamese policy of the United States Government, he published views on Southeast Asia and United States policy in magazines such as New York Review of Books and Ramparts and spent a week in North Vietnam just before Cambodian invasion.

Noam Chomsky is one of America's most active and prominent political dissidents.

Some of Noam Chomsky's Books

* Acts of Aggression
* The Chomsky Trilogy
* The Chomsky Reader
* Chronicles of Dissent
* Class Warfare
* The Cold War and the University
* The Common Good
* The Culture of Terrorism
* Deterring Democracy
* Fateful Triangle
* Keeping the Rabble in Line
* Latin America
* Letters from Lexington
* Manufacturing Consent
* Media Control
* Necessary Illusions
* The New Military Humanism
* Paths to Peace in the Middle East
* Powers and Prospects
* Profit Over People
* Propaganda and the Public Mind
* The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
* Rethinking Camelot
* Rogue States
* Secrets, Lies and Democracy
* The Umbrella of U.S. Power
* World Orders; Old and New
* What Uncle Sam Really Wants
* Year 501