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Barsky, Robert F. Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997.

An intellectual biography of Chomsky.


Cockburn, Alexander. “Models, Nature, and Language.” Grand Street 13, No. 2 (Fall 1994): 170-6.

Chomsky discusses scientific method, linguistic systems and cognition, and the concept of evolution.


D'Agostino, Fred. Chomsky's System of Ideas. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986.

A book-length study of Chomsky's linguistic theories, philosophical perspective, and political theory.

Fallows, James. “Double Moral Standards.” The Atlantic 249, No. 2 (February 1982): 82-6.

An unfavorable review of Towards a New Cold War. Fallows finds fault in Chomsky's argumentative style and strict moral dichotomies regarding American foreign policy.

Lyons, John. Chomsky. Hassocks, Sussex: The Harvester Press, 1977.

A book-length study of Chomsky's linguistic theories and philosophical perspective.

McChesney, Robert W. “Noam Chomsky and the Struggle Against Neoliberalism.” Monthly Review 50, No. 11 (April 1999): 40-7.

McChesney outlines the development of neoliberalism in the West and the significance of Chomsky's resistance to its political and economic ideology and structures.

Modgil, Sohan, and Celia Modgil, eds. Noam Chomsky: Consensus and Controversy. New York: Falmer Press, 1987.

A collection of critical essays offering analysis of Chomsky's linguistic theories and their implications for the study of linguistics, psychology, philosophy, and politics.

Additional coverage of Chomsky's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 17-20R; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 28, 62; DISCovering Authors 3.0, and Major 20th-Century Writers, Editions 1–2.

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