Russell A. Berman is an American professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature. In a moment when readership is down, and when economic resources are scarce, he and host Jonathan Judaken discuss the importance of the study of literature and of the humanities at this transformative moment in Western Culture.
Host Jonathan Judaken talks with renowned M.I.T. Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy Noam Chomsky.
An unrelenting critic of social injustice and state violence, in one scholar's words, “Chomsky's method involves a relentless erudition: scouring alternative sources; exhuming buried documents; reviving forgotten or abandoned histories.” They discuss Chomsky's childhood and upbringing, his opposition to the war in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, and his thoughts on the Tea Party and the Occupy movements.