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Choices and Prospects


Noam Chomsky



In examining the attacks on the U.S. on September 11, we must first identity the perpetrators of the crimes. It is generally assumed, plausibly, that their origin is the Middle East region, and that the attacks probably trace back to the Osama Bin Laden network, a widespread and complex organization, doubtless inspired by Bin Laden but not necessarily acting under his control. Let us assume that this is true. A sensible person would try to ascertain Bin Laden’s views, and the sentiments of the large reservoir of supporters of much of what he says throughout the region. About all of this, we have a great deal of information.

Author Bio(s)

Noam Chomsky has been a professor in Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. He has received many distinguished awards and fellowships including, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Science, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association, the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, the Ben Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science, and others.


Middle East, Osama Bin Laden, September 11 terrorist attacks

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