Professor of linguistics at MIT. Best known for extreme-left/anarchist critiques of US policy that tend to be angry, sarcastic and offensive to many. Not a Marxist despite what the above definition states. Respected almost universally as a linguist as he revolutionized the field in the 60's. HATED as policy critic by virtually every non-leftist. Also has spoken and written on many other topics. Most cited intellectual alive and 7th most cited intellectual ever (between Frued, 6th and Hegel, 8th). Hero of 14 year old radicals everywhere.