In other words, he’s the most quoted living source on earth.
He’s a professor at MIT, where he has worked for over 50 years.
Incidentally, the soul of MIT is research, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education. As of 2011, 24 MIT alumni have won the Nobel Prize, 44 have been selected as Rhodes Scholars, and 55 have been selected as Marshall Scholars.
The list of his many honorary degrees from universities around the world is as long as your arm.
The list of his awards and achievements is as long as your leg.
He may very well be a member of more professional and learned societies in the United States and abroad than just about anyone else on earth.
He was voted the leading living public intellectual in the 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll.
He reacted by saying “I don’t pay a lot of attention to polls”.
He was voted seventh in the list of “Heroes of our time”.
He has too many awards, honors and achievements to mention in anything less than a small booklet.
In June 2011, he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize, which cited his “unfailing courage, critical analysis of power and promotion of human rights”.
His name is Noam Chomsky and he recently spoke on some extremely important issues: