When was the first time you heard about Chomsky, and what did you hear?
But he knows that he is just a dawdler compared to Chomsky, the great big mindbender.
More specifically, Chomsky has changed how we view language and the brain—he has bent the structure of the mind.
As Gondry asks Chomsky about his childhood, the answer soon becomes clear: a skeptical, inquisitive, combative mind.
For anyone whose political sympathies lie left of center, discovering and reading Chomsky is a rite of passage.
The rest of the essays and lectures in The Masters of Mankind show how Chomsky insists on breaking all the rules.
The closing lecture also presents questions that Chomsky never answers—mainly one of alternatives.
Zinn and Chomsky edited the documents into the four volumes released by Senator Mike Gravel and Beacon Press starting in 1971.