Getting It Wrong

On September 15, 2011, Noam Chomsky shared his thoughts on the consequences (intended and otherwise) of what we habitually think of as humanitarian intervention.  A prominent American public intellectual and activist, Chomsky has written and lectured extensively on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, international affairs, and foreign policy.

For an elegantly informative introduction of Professor Chomsky by Associate Professor of English Christian Thorne, go here.

Professor Chomsky’s remarks kicked off the 2011 Williams College Class of ’71 Public Affairs Forum, a series of lectures throughout the fall semester on humanitarian concerns, human rights, and different approaches to direct action around the world. For more about the Class of ’71 Public Affairs Forum read on.