Noam Chomsky, is an American linguist,philosopher, cognitive scientist, and political activist. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as one of the fathers of modernlinguistics, and a major figure of analytic philosophy. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a political dissidentand an anarchist, referring to himself as a libertarian socialist and a member of the IWW. Chomsky is the author of more than 150 books and has received worldwide attention for his views. However, his work is typically ignored by the mainstream media in the United States.